One of the more reliable inlets on New Jersey’s coast, Little Egg Inlet is located 10 miles northeast of Absecon Inlet and 22 miles southwest of Barnegat Inlet.
Marinas and marine facilities are not immediately accessible inside the inlet, but there is a wide variety of facilities about five miles to the northeast in the town of Beach Haven.
Navigating the Water:
Use NOAA Chart 12316.
Although it is one of the more consistent and reliable inlets on the New Jersey Coast, Little Egg Inlet should still be approached with caution. We recommend radioing or calling ahead to one of the local marinas for the latest conditions before attempting a passage here. From the Atlantic Ocean, a series of well-placed markers with sequential letter markings (starting with the letter “A” at the ocean side) lead you in for two miles until you join the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway at Shooting Thorofare.
Marinas are located to the north at the town of Beach Haven, which is about five miles away. Here you can arrange for a transient slip, repairs or fuel.