Reminder! Paid Parking Season Begins May 1st

April 22, 2024

Friendly Reminder! Stone Harbor’s paid parking season returns on May 1st, and parking payments will continue to be managed by ParkMobile.

We’ve made it easier to identify paid spaces! All paid street spaces have been marked with the ParkMobile logo.

Hours for paid parking in the business district are from 10 am – 9 pm and 10 am – 5pm in the beach lots.

4 Payment Options are available:

  • Download the ParkMobile app from
  • Scan the QR code on the parking zone sign
  • Text “Park” to 77223
  • Call toll-free ParkMobile Service Line at 877-727-5304

On-street paid parking spaces will be marked with the ParkMobile logo.

If you still need assistance, you can also contact the Stone Harbor Police Department at 609-368-2111.

Park smart and enjoy the season!


Reminder! Paid Parking Season Begins May 1st2024-04-22T10:48:40-04:00

Stone Harbor Water Supply Safe from “Forever Chemicals” as EPA Sets National Limits

April 11, 2024

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established national limits for six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in drinking water.  The substances, known by the initials PFAS, are nicknamed “forever chemicals” because they barely degrade, are very heat resistant, and are nearly impossible to destroy, so they can linger for very long periods in air, water and soil.

The Borough of Stone Harbor has been testing for these chemicals well in advance of the new regulation and to date, no PFAS has been detected in Stone Harbor’s water supply.  The Borough will continue to monitor for these chemicals on a routine basis, however, we are confident that our water supply is safe and free of these forever chemicals.  The EPA estimates that between only 6% and 10% of the drinking water systems will be affected by this regulation.

The class of chemicals includes over 14,000 man-made chemicals that have been in use for 70+ years.  Exposure to PFAS have been associated with a higher risk of certain cancers, heart disease, high cholesterol, thyroid disease, low birth weight and reproductive issues, including decreased fertility. According to a US Department of Health and Human Service study, almost every American has some level of PFAS in their blood already.

Stone Harbor Water Supply Safe from “Forever Chemicals” as EPA Sets National Limits2024-04-11T15:20:10-04:00

Trash and Recycling Convenience Center is Open Daily

December 20, 2023

Just a reminder that Stone Harbor’s Trash and Recycling Convenience Center is open daily from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Convenience Center is located on 81st Street, near Third Avenue, adjacent to the Public Works Building. Please note that this location is only for household trash and recyclables, no bulk or brush/yard debris will be accepted.

Trash and Recycling Convenience Center is Open Daily2023-12-20T14:21:25-05:00

2023 Beach Nourishment Project Recap: Strengthening Stone Harbor’s Coastal Resilience

August 1, 2023

As of July 28, 2023, the dredging and beach fill portion of the 2023 Beach Nourishment Project was completed by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. As a result, all beaches are accessible daily and the parking lot at 123rd Street is open. The much-needed beach fill now offers residents and visitors an enhanced coastal experience.

Project Overview: This joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the Boroughs of Avalon and Stone Harbor was intended to strengthen the shoreline’s protection from coastal storm events. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company was awarded a $28.8 million contract to conduct the beach fill project in Avalon and Stone Harbor. It involved dredging sand from the Townsends Inlet borrow site, pumping it through a series of pipes onto the beaches, and grading it into an engineered dune and berm template.

As a result of the project, Stone Harbor received over 700,000 cubic yards of sand, resulting in wider beaches and, more importantly, a carefully engineered dune and berm structure to mitigate damage from storms.

Based on preconstruction surveys, the beach fill template was adjusted, and Stone Harbor received sand in three specific areas:

  • From 80th Street to 87th Street
  • From 89th Street to 115th Street, with slight narrowing at 96th and 97th Streets and a tapered approach at the start and finish points.
  • From 119th to 127th Street groin

Progress and Delays: The project started on April 17th at the north end of Avalon and progressed southward. Weather conditions and mechanical maintenance caused some delays, and the project eventually commenced in Stone Harbor on June 6th.  Dedication to the project remained steadfast while crews worked 24/7 through June and July.

On July 17, 2023, the dredging and beach fill project was successfully completed with an impressive 727,755 cubic yards of sand placed on Stone Harbor beaches. Subsequently, the demobilization operation cleared all beaches, crossovers, and parking lots, and concluded on July 28, 2023, restoring full accessibility. The contractor will return in the Fall for dune grass planting to finish the project completely.

The Borough of Stone Harbor is grateful to residents and visitors for their patience and support throughout this project. The completion of the beach nourishment project not only enhances our beaches but also reinforces our dunes, providing essential protection to our coastal community.

Below are video and photos of the project provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Click here for Beach Nourishment Video

Video Credit: Peter Smith, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Jenny Olson
Director of Tourism and Public Information
Borough of Stone Harbor
609-368-5102 x 340

2023 Beach Nourishment Project Recap: Strengthening Stone Harbor’s Coastal Resilience2024-02-15T09:23:57-05:00

Experimental Concept For Safeguarding Beach-Nesting Birds to be Installed at Stone Harbor Point

July 10, 2023

Protecting Beach-Nesting Birds at the Point!

This week the United States Department of Agriculture, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA & APHIS) is experimenting a new non-lethal, initiative to safeguard migratory birds nesting at the Point from predators.

This new concept, Fladry, consists of a line of eye-catching flagging that serves as a barrier, dissuading predators from entering the area and reducing the risk to our precious bird colonies.

Fladry has successfully deterred mammalian predators in Europe for several decades. Now, for the first time in New Jersey, APHIS is experimenting with Fladry as a protective measure for our beach-nesting birds.

Your cooperation matters, and we kindly request your support and understanding in this endeavor. If you come across the lines and red flags that are part of the Fladry system at Stone Harbor Point this week, please refrain from approaching or disturbing them.

As this is the first implementation of Fladry by APHIS in New Jersey, we’re still learning about its effectiveness specifically for beach-nesting birds. We appreciate your patience and understanding while determining the system’s success. Our goal is that the non-lethal dissuasion method will protect the bird colonies without harming any animals.
Jenny Olson
Director of Tourism and Public Information
Borough of Stone Harbor
609-368-5102 x 340
Experimental Concept For Safeguarding Beach-Nesting Birds to be Installed at Stone Harbor Point2024-02-15T09:29:27-05:00

Local Food Pantries in Need of Reusable Shopping Bags

May 10, 2022

Do you have extra reusable grocery bags?

Consider repurposing these bags if they are in good condition at any of the local food pantries!

Food Pantries are in constant need of reusable grocery bags and this is a great way to help them fulfill their mission.

The following is a partial list of Food Pantries within Cape May County that will accept your grocery bags that are in good condition:

  • Caring for Kids (Cape May Court House): 609-408-5220
  • CARA (Cape May Court House): 609-522-6489
  • Bethel Commandment Church (Whitesboro): 609-465-0356
  • Christ Gospel Agape Community (Whitesboro): 609-833-1602
  • Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro: 609-536-8352
  • The Branches (Rio Grande): 609-886-5091
  • Catholic Charities (Rio Grande): 609-886-2662
  • Holy Redeemer Food Pantry (Swainton): 609-465-2082
  • Seashore Community Church of the Nazarene (Erma): 609-886-6196
  • Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (Villas): 609-886-5414
Local Food Pantries in Need of Reusable Shopping Bags2023-05-10T13:38:07-04:00
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