• Overview

    Bayshore Center's mission is to motivate people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of NJ's Bayshore region through education, preservation and example. Headquartered along the scenic Maurice River in the historic village of Bivalve in Port Norris, BDP operates the restored 1928 oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald, NJ's official tall ship.


    Public sails and charters are available from Bivalve and other ports-of-call throughout the region from April through Oct. - see website for complete schedule and list of locations. Environmental and history education sails and programs are available for school groups.


    One and five-day shipboard camps are available in summer. An annual celebration of Bayshore life - Delaware Bay Days - is held the second weekend of June and includes a street parade, music, food, exhibits, games, crafts, sails aboard the Meerwald, an oyster shucking contest and much more.

  • Amenities

    • Restrooms
    Activities
    • Birding
    • Self-guided tours
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

      • The Old Grange Restaurant
        18.8 MI
        609-884-0114 View >
      • The Princeton Grill & Bar
        19.2 MI
        609-967-3456 View >
      • Casey's on Third
        20.1 MI
        609-522-7799 View >
      • Boardwalk Bar & Grill
        20.6 MI
        609-522-2431 View >
      • Blue Water Grille
        20.7 MI
        609-522-0303 View >
      • Black Duck on Sunset
        21.3 MI
        609-898-0100 View >
    •  Lodging

      • Belleplain State Forest
        11.7 MI
        609-861-2404 View >
      • Inn at Jessie Creek
        12.5 MI
        609-536-2092 View >
      • Quality Inn & Suites
        12.6 MI
        856-327-3300 View >
      • Green Holly Campground
        13.0 MI
        609-465-9602 View >
      • King Nummy Trail Campground
        13.1 MI
        609-465-4242 View >
      • Jersey Shore Haven
        13.1 MI
        609-861-2293 View >
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    •  Activities

      • East Point Lighthouse
        2.2 MI
        856-785-0349 View >
      • Mauricetown Historic Society
        4.2 MI
        856-785-0457 View >
      • Turkey Point Natural Viewing Area
        5.0 MI
        856-629-0090 View >
      • Spring Garden Marina
        6.7 MI
        856-825-5334 View >
      • Fortescue State Marina
        7.6 MI
        609-462-7314 View >
      • NJ ATV Rentals
        9.0 MI
        732-608-6535 View >
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