Details for Shelter Harbor Marina

Shelter Harbor Marina

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 11 reviews

Address 1000 N Bay Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ 08008-2158


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


This is a private condo marina (slips are individually owned) which has seasonal rentals and transient slips available. 2013 year there are 40 transient slips available. The office staff with generally help you find your slip but line handling is your responsibility. There is a website for general information and local attractions.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager





Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Summer season with winter wet storage only.


Boats drawing 4 feet or more will need tide to enter. A boat carried 6 feet at 1/3 tide in September 2014.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 4
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel.

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Mostly floating with perimeter fixed slips.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: 17

Other info: Depth at the entrance is reported to be 3.5 feet at mean low water.


Transient: 40
Total: 200
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Most slips are floating. Rate is $145 per day regardless of boat length.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No moorings.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: Included with slip.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

No - Available at the nearby 12 Street docks.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Dockside


Yes - You can pay for ice at the office during work hours. 20 pounds for $4 September 2014.


Yes - Local dumpsters.


Yes - There are indoor and outdoor showers. The outdoor showers are by the pool and the auxiliary building.




Yes - Two washers and two dryers on site.


Yes - Nearby.


Yes - Morrison's Marina Ship Store is 4 blocks away.




Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

No - No easily accesible WiFi.

Boat ramp availability


Other services

Pool and two hot tubs.


Fantasy Island Amusement Park and Arcade
320 7th St
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
Small amusement park with a water park next door. There are a lot of bric-a-brac, fashion, and food shops within a block. Chowder, pastries, pizza, and fries are all here.

Reviews for Shelter Harbor Marina
Next door to Beach Haven attractions, 2016-08-30
Captain: , Princeton Jct. NJ (30)

We stayed 3 nights in early August, traveling down from Island Heights. Nice marina with adequate shower/locker facilities and a roof top pool. Marina personnel were all very nice and helpful. A bit pricy at $145/day, but you can't beat the location. Right next door to Beach Haven shopping and attractions!

Two Fun Weeks, 2014-09-13
Captain: , Barnegat NJ USA (610)

We decided to "voyage" from Toms River down bay to Long Beach Island for an early September beach vacation. We chose Shelter Harbor based upon suggestions from LBI residents, and we were well pleased. We think you will be also.

Nicest place on LBI south of Manahawkin Bridge, 2014-08-21
Captain: , Brick, NJ (193)

We've stayed at all 3 Beach Haven marinas and this is by far the nicest one. Pool, hot tub, available floating docks, dockside pumpout, well protected and calm, shortest walk to beach and shopping/dining. Staff is great and very attentive. Flat rate this summer is $145/night. Dog friendly. Approach is skinny this year but it will be dredged this fall. Until then best to plan entry and exit at high tide.

nice location....but, 2013-07-07
Captain: , staten island (521)

location was great in midst of lots t do but the dock master was not very helpful as in this is your slip and vague instrutions on its location , by phone we where told floating dock on arrival it was stationary , no one to help our tying lines or show us location ,granted it was last season , but we are goin down next week and will dock elswhere 2 stars reflect location only

Shallow channel & rude staff, 2012-08-28
Captain: , Barnegat Bay (30)

The channel into Shelter Harbor is badly shoaled. Boats drawing more than 2 1/2 ft should proceed with caution, especially at low tide.

Once in you'll deal with office staff that are odd and a dockmaster who's difficult and rude.

I'm in no hurry to go back.

Great transient stop, 2011-10-02
Captain: , Waretown, NJ (344)

Spent two nights here for the weekend of the annual Chowderfest. While LBI is relatively quiet this time of year there was ws plenty of open restaurants and bars open. The fairways to the slips are tight to turn into the slips if your boat is on the larger side but there is protection from wind and currents. Cable TV was available and good water pressure at the docks.

Great stay, 2011-07-31
Captain: , Mystic Islands, NJ (22)

My wife, two small kids and yellow lab stayed over at this marina in our very modest 30ft chaparral. I say modest because we were the smallest vessel around. But everyone was very nice, nice staff, nice captain from a couple of slips down that helped us tie up. Like everyone else says great location. Very clean and maintained, pool was nice. Definitely will be coming back even at $145 a night

Great marina if you can get a slip, 2011-07-03
Captain: , Beach haven NJ (510)

This protected marina is one of the best ever. It has a pool, inside and outdoor jaccuzzis and new floating docks. There are pumpout facilities at each slip and there are modern and clean bathrooms with showers at several locations in the marina. High defintion cable TV is avialble in every slip.The best thing about this marina is it's location. You can walk to the beach, has an amusement park, water park, miniture gollf, shopping and many great restaurants within a five minute walk from the marina. On Sunday mornings the club house is open for free coffe. The Shelter Harbor website has pictures of all amenties that can be viewed on line.

Nice Marina, 2011-06-08
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale, FL (100)

Nice facililty. Pool is nice. Dockside pumpout is handy. Bathrooms are not a 10 but I've seen worse. Very walkable to lots of restaurants, shopping and a water park a block away.

A great place to stop, 2011-04-13
Captain: , bear, de (364)

The best on LBI, great location, pool and facilites

Great Summer, 2007-12-14
Captain: , Atlantic City, NJ (76)

Best marina on LBI for a seasonal location. Pool, Hot tubs, 2blks to the beach and all the eaterys within walking distance. Loads of kids activities as well. Always booked up so need to plan ahead for a weekend retreat.

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