Pelican Island (New Jersey)

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Pelican Island is an island in the Barnegat Bay wholly located in Ocean County, New Jersey. It is accessible from Toms River and Seaside Heights via the Tunney and Mathis Bridges on New Jersey Route 37. It is part of Toms River and Berkeley Township.

Pelican Island was impacted significantly by damage from Hurricane Sandy.[1]

Coordinates: 39°56′35″N 74°05′18″W / 39.94306°N 74.08833°W / 39.94306; -74.08833[2]


  1. ^ Paik, Eugene. "Volunteers clean up Pelican Island during MLK Day of Service", The Star-Ledger, January 21, 2013. Accessed April 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Pelican Island". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.