Barnegat Bay (bärˈnəgăt) [key], arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.30 mi (50 km) long, E N.J., inside Long Beach Island and Island Beach Peninsula. It is a heavily used recreational asset in an area that has boomed since the 1950s.
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