Welcome to Tuckerton Beach- (New Jersey Shores best kept secret)
Tuckerton Beach is a small town situated on Tuckerton Bay with direct views from LBI (including Beach Haven right across the bay) to the Atlantic City skyline. From the first time you drive through this small town you can feel that old world charm yet has all the modern conveniences one would need.
Downtown Tuckerton Offers quant shopping from boutiques to antique shops.
There are also plenty of eateries’ including:
Downtown Tuckerton Area
Stewarts Stewart's Root Beer | Tuckerton NJ | Facebook
By land or sea with plenty of boat slips.
Doyle's Pour House (doylespourhouse.com)
By Land only
The Union Market (theunionmarketandgallery.com)
By Land or Sea
Kostas Grill - Online
By Land only
Tuckerton Beach Area
Dock Side Café- Waterfront dining on the historic Tuckerton Creek (docksidecafenj.com)
By Land or Sea.
Panini Bay - Italian Cuisine on Barnegat Bay
By Land or Sea.
15 Best Things to Do in Tuckerton, NJ
- Spend a Day at the Tuckerton Seaport ...
- Enjoy Tea at the Lizzie Rose ...
- Go Crabbing or Fishing at South Green Street Park ...etc.
The Tuckerton Seaport
Originally launched as the Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen’s Museum, the Tuckerton Seaport has evolved over the past twenty-two years into a community museum and community center occupying 40 acres located along historic Tuckerton Creek in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Tuckerton Seaport benefits from a prime location at the center of the Jersey shore, easily accessible via Exit 58 on the Garden State Parkway. Tuckerton Seaport works as a coastal cultural center to bring folklife traditions of the past and present to life through programs on land and water.
Bring the family and spend the day exploring exhibits both indoors and outdoors:
- Climb the lighthouse.
- Make-and-Take Crafts included with Admission.
- Tour Museum Exhibits
- Say Hi to Our Goat and Sheep
- Get Some Fresh Air on the ¼ Mile Nature Trail
- Visit the Gift Shop now inside the Lighthouse
Enjoy a tour and tea at the historic Captain’s House
- Enjoy Breakfast or Lunch at The Union Market
Tuckerton Seaport is home to the Jersey Shore Folklife Center, one of the five designated folklife centers in New Jersey. The Folklife Center works to amplify community voice by capturing and sharing the diverse communities and traditions of Barnegat Bay and the Pinelands. The Center celebrates the creative spirit of the region, its traditional arts, and its occupational and recreational folklife.
The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Interpretive Center (JCNERR) and its “Life on the Edge” exhibit, housed in the Tuckerton Yacht Club at the Seaport, are managed by the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The Seaport has year-round activities from Bacon Fest, Seafood Fest, Blues Fest to name just a few. Great events for kids of all ages as well. You can also take the Tuckerton/LBI Ferry Shuttle from the Tuckerton Seaport to Beach Haven. Here’s the basic schedule and the QR code to scan for further info:
Water Ferry Schedule 2023
Saturdays, Sunday, and Mondays
from July 4th weekend through Labor Day!
Departing from Tuckerton Seaport
8am, 11am, 230pm, and 530pm
(this will be the last return trip to Beach Haven for the day).
Departing from Beach Haven
9:30am, 12:30pm, 4pm, and 7pm
(this will be the last return trip to Tuckerton for the day).