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Stone Harbor, a South New Jersey Shore town is a great family beach town. Enjoy your vacation by staying at a beautiful rental property. Houses, condos, and townhouses all offer wonderful amenities and may include pools, air conditioning, washing machines, internet access, and cable or satellite television.
Stone Harbor is a 7-mile-long barrier island. It features the Intracoastal Waterway to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The soft sands are perfect for relaxing and enjoying a day in the sun. Swimming in the ocean is a pastime enjoyed by many in the summer months. In addition, water sports, such as jet skiing, are available for those who are daring enough to partake in them. Some choose to go fishing, and there are places for that in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.
Stone Harbor residents and visitors indulge in a variety of special events all year long. For example, in March, they have an event they call Turtle Feet. Children enjoy a pancake breakfast and then go on a search for terrapin eggs. All summer long, there are many events. There is an event to celebrate the opening day of the beach, a Memorial Day Parade, and July 4th festivities. Moreover, many evenings during the summer feature town activities such as Movies Nights on the Lawn, Family Nights with puppet shows, crafts, food, and more. A music concert series is presented every Tuesday night, and once per summer, the Festival of Lights features a night time boat parade on the water.
There are a variety of outdoor activities you can engage in while visiting Stone Harbor. Miniature golf is an option for many, and there are several courses to choose from. Serious golfers may prefer to get up a game at the Stone Harbor Golf Course, an 18-hole, par-72 course. If golf is not your style, perhaps you would prefer to rent a bike and take a ride through the town. You can stop at quaint shopping areas or simply just ride along. In addition, Stone Harbor offers 16 tennis courts, plus fields for baseball, football, soccer and more.
The weather in Stone Harbor changes seasonally. The winters are cold and see temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Stone Harbor only gets a little snow, about seven inches per year, on average. Spring is very pretty in the area with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. There will be many days with sun and a few showers as well. Fall’s changing foliage is pretty, and temperatures are similar to the spring. Summer is a warm time in Stone Harbor. Temperatures are generally in the 80s and 90s on most days with an abundance of sunshine. Afternoon showers are possible on some days, but they are generally short. The best time of the year to visit Stone Harbor is in the summer although there are activities available all year round.
You can get to Stone Harbor by car. Some of the roads to the Jersey shore get crowded during peak season, so it may be best to find alternate routes or travel at off peak hours. Some may choose to rent a car when traveling on vacation so that they do not put too many miles on their personal cars. Additionally, you can get to Stone Harbor via the Atlantic City International Airport. When you fly into this airport, you will be less than an hour’s drive from Stone Harbor. Ground transportation includes taxis, shuttles, and rental cars. Local New Jersey transit busses stop in Stone Harbor from Philadelphia, New York and Atlantic City.