TOWNSEND INLET New Jersey Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
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TOWNSEND INLET

DIRECTIONS:                                      (Sea Isle/Avalon, Cape May County) Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 13, Rt. 601. Take Rt. 601, Avalon Blvd to Ocean Drive and turn left. Continue on Ocean to the bridge linking Sea Isle with Avalon. Park at the foot of bridge on the Avalon side.

 

CONDITIONS:

Dividing the south Jersey resort towns of Sea Isle City to the north and Avalon to the south is Townsend Inlet. The inlet is quite unusual compared to those of the north as it has two separate jetties on the south side and none on the north.

 

The first jetty is located on the south side of the inlet at the foot of Ocean Drive bridge. At high tide, the inlet could be entered on the west side of the bridge from the beach, which makes for an easy beach entry. At high slack or low tide a diver could swim around the bridge pilings and retrieve mussels. The rocks of the jetty are not piled like Shark River or Manasquan Inlets, instead they are scattered. This makes for an excellent shelter for various fish that inhabit the area. Lobsters are also common here as they have made their homes amongst the rocks.

 

The second jetty is located one half mile east of the first and is a little more difficult to dive. The area is exposed to the ocean currents and surf. When conditions make it accessible, divers will be rewarded with good visibility. Black fish and sea bass are found in abundance with the occasional bluefish and stripped bass.

 

Diving both locations could be rewarding. As with all inlet dives the diver should be knowledgeable about tides and currents. Boat traffic is normally heavy during the summer months, therefore, diving should be done with caution. The maximum depth at this site is 25 feet with visibility averaging ten feet.

 
 
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