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Know Your Tides

High tide in New Jersey comes twice a day, whether you’re by the ocean, a bay, or a tidal river. With sea levels getting higher and sunny day flooding on the rise, you can maximize your summer fun and stay safe by knowing your tides.

Check Local Tides

  1. Search for a location or zoom in to select the nearest tide station.
  2. The chart generated under ‘Upcoming Tides’ will display the times and predicted heights for the next month of high and low tides. New to tide charts?
    • Tide height is the height above Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW)—the daily low tide level averaged over a 19-year period. It doesn’t tell you how far up the shoreline the water will reach. In many places, even a small increase in tide height impacts many activities!
    • The accuracy of predicted tides may vary depending on your distance from the tide station and local weather conditions.

Click here to learn more about tides and water levels.

Click on a Station

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All heights shown relative to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW): the daily low tide level averaged over a 19-year period.

Tides Today
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Upcoming Tides

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Retrieving tide data

Use local tide predictions to plan your time on the coast. Did you know that…

  • Tracking tide heights and times is essential to planning a perfect day anywhere on the water.
  • The best clamming happens at low tide! Head out when the tide is approaching low to clam through low tide and part way through the incoming tide, depending on the depth of the area.
  • Tidally driven floods—also known as sunny day floods—are becoming more common. Knowing when these tides are predicted will help you stay dry and safe.

Be Tide Smart

Sea levels are rising faster in New Jersey than other parts of the world, and tidal flooding is here to stay. Being tide smart can make or break a trip to the water—or your daily commute. Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Check local tides here or by downloading the MyCoast App for tide info on-the-go.
  2. Upload photos. We want to see your pics of high tides and their impacts on our beloved coastal places. Your participation will help others plan their days on the coast and document tidal impacts in New Jersey.
  3. Sign up for local flood alerts on Nixle to get emergency advisories texted to your phone. For more robust flood alerts by email, sign up for the Stevens Flood Advisory System.
  4. Be prepared before floods happen. Know your evacuation route and leave when told. Do not drive, walk, or swim through floodwaters. Remember: Turn around, don’t Drown!
  5. Know your risk. New Jersey tides are getting higher and storms are more intense. Learn more about your future vulnerability to sea level rise with NJFloodMapper.org. Remember that most homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover flooding, leaving your home or business unprotected. Get flood insurance.
  6. Have an emergency kit and a family plan. A plan and an emergency kit help you to be ready for the unexpected and reduce your stress in a flood—or in any other kind of emergency. Learn more here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Know Your Tides flood awareness campaign was developed with support from Roca Communications, a social impact firm that provides communications, strategic planning, and group process services for coastal environmental programs and projects nationwide.