Beaver Dam Boat Rentals
514 Old Beaver Dam Rd., Newport, NJ (856) 447-3633
Kayak and Canoe Rentals as well as tours. Beaver Dam Boat Rentals is a great outdoor recreation destination. They offer an opportunity to spend the day crabbing, bird-watching, kayaking and canoeing. Also, they are a great, affordable family fun stop and have some of the best crabbing in the area.
Downe Creek Crabbing
They feature strong, safe, working crab boats with high sides and flat bottoms for your comfort. All of their boats have 3 or 4 bench seats which allow ample room for your party and all that gear. They are a family oriented business carrying a full line of crabbing supplies, fresh bait and souvenirs.
South Street Green Park
Keep going down South Green Street to the end and you will see the Park. This is a great crabbing spot in the Ocean County area! At the end of the road there is a small park area with railings around it, parking, a pavilion and a bathroom. The South Green Street Park is a perfect place to spend the afternoon crabbing because you'd be doing so right off the bulkhead. You will see other fellow crabbers who will be willing to lend a hand if you're not really sure how to crab.
Dividing Creek Boat Rentals
Route 553 at the Bridge 988 Main Street Dividing Creek, NJ 856-785-2828
Nestled in the Cumberland County's Wetlands, Dividing Creek Boat Rentals is fun for all. They have fishing, crabbing, bird watching and more...They feature 4 & 5 passenger Carolina Skiff boats and Evinrude Motors as well as the newest 6 passenger Carolina Skiff with optional canopy! Their customer assistance boat will check on you 3 or 4 times a day and their signs will let you know where the "hotspots" are for your water activity.
Fishing and Crabbing - First Bridge Marina & Kayaks
500 Great Bay Blvd. Tuckerton, NJ 1-800-50kayak
Kayaks available for fishing and crabbing. That's right! Their stable and recreational rental kayaks are now available so you can roam the back creeks or even the bay, where you can catch crabs and fish. This is one of the best ways to explore the area! Remember, kayaks only draw inches of water and are the perfect tool for getting into those hard to reach areas. These are the spots that are abundant with fish and without a doubt, blue claw crabs!
Playhouse Road E., Mystic Island
Down Radio Road, right before Big Creek Bridge, you will find Mystic Island. If you take a left turn at the end of road, you will a good spot for crabbing, right along the edge of the lagoon. There are also the remains of an old dock area with pilings that can be explored.
Big Creek Bridge, Mystic Island
Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Do not park near the bridge as the police will give you a ticket you if you are too close.
Bass River Bridge area
New Gretna, NJ
Bass River, under the Parkway and Rt. 9 bridge is a surprisingly good spot to crab. Tou will find it by going South on Rt. 9 and going over the bridge. If you make your first left or right and go back along the bridge, you should be set for a day of crabbing with the family.
End of Dock Road
Off Rt. 9 just south of West Creek. You can take Dock Street out to the end where you can happily spend the day crabbing. There is a new and very long bulkhead, bathroom facility and a small beach with a lifeguard post where you can spend the day.
Berkeley Island County Park
Offers fishing and crabbing as well as a playground for the kids to play.
(South of Point Pleasant) on Rt. 528/Mantoloking Road. North Side. 7-9 ft of water.
Between Lavallette and Seaside, NJ
On the Seaside Heights docks (also known as) Cranberry Inlet, between Lavallette and Seaside. Crabbing hasn't been amazing, but you can catch a good two to three dozen depending on the time you go and the weather. Many find that crabbing during a light drizzle or when its overcast is perfect.
Good Luck Point
In Ocean Gate, just a little south of the Seaside Bridge is a great spot. Additionally, there are little creeks by the Bridge to Nowhere just a hair North of the Causeway Bridge, by LBI.
114 Matts Landing Road, Heilerville, NJ 856-785-7001
Matt's Landing at Haase's Marina has more to offer than just great fishing. Multiple tidal ponds offer both quality and easy crabbing. You don't even need a boat or a license to enjoy this great activity and the whole family can participate! Crabbing is a great way to keep kids occupied in those long summer months with no school. Here at Haase's, they carry every type of crabbing equipment you could need. If your luck isn't the greatest when you are crabbing, they also sell live crabs that are brought in right off the boats daily.