The Marina at Southwinds offers a bountiful array of goods and services to attend to all of your needs. Slip-holders enjoy the perks of “membership” discounts off of ship store merchandise, fuel and the restaurant. Gas and Diesel is available from Slipstream premium fuels, which have additives that will provide protection for your engine.
We look forward to providing the best service on the Forked River!
John Cavalier – Owner
Jim Knoeller – General Manager
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There’s never a reason to be bored at the Marina at Southwinds, as the inviting town of Forked River lies only 2 1/2 miles away complete with shopping centers, bars, restaurants, and local flavor in terms of arts and crafts shops. But you really don’t have to go anywhere to find yourself in awe-inspiring activity.
The Forked River itself is a picturesque scene of tannic waters surrounded by cedar pines, ripe for a day of exploring, and the 10 minute ride to Barnegat Bay offers tons of fishing, crabbing and lounging opportunities, namely at the aforementioned Tice’s Shoal (N39 50.41/W74 06.281) on the backside of Island Beach State Park.
A full line of user-friendly amenities is included for marina visitors, including laundry, and six bathhouses (three for men and three for women). Transient boats are welcome at the Marina at Southwinds, although it’s advised that you call ahead to reserve a slip, which can accommodate vessels up to 60 feet at a rate of $3.00 per foot. The Marina can be reached on VHF Channel 17.
If you are trailering a boat, the site offers a launch ramp with ample rig parking, a rarity in the Garden State. There’s also a 25 ton travel lift if you need to haul your boat for repair, along with a n on-site mechanical department to help you. The Marina at Southwinds is open year round. We also offer winterization with dry and wet storage for the long winter months.
If you want to grab something to eat after those lazy days of lounging around, the Marina sits just steps away from the casual fine-dining with beautiful views at Joey Harrison’s River House restaurant & deck bar. The restaurant is actually the closest dock and dine location to the Barnegat Inlet, and features a deck bar during the summer season with live entertainment.
Barnegat Bay boaters have found docking in to Forked river provides a quiet respite on those busy Jersey Shore weekends, and Joey Harrison’s River House restaurant & deck bar adjacent to Southwinds is the perfect escape route. Large banquet facilities are available call 609-242-2648 for more info.
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