Some of the best fishing and crabbing spots for the Barnegat Bay are off of Pelican Island. Ms. Toro is correct , the little 1.3 square mile island is divided into Toms River and Berkeley Townshipsfor most municipal purposes. All Pelican Island residents may now attend Toms River schools.
You are right that it is very family oriented. The home prices are a little higher than Seaside. An interesting fact about Pelican Island is that half the island is part of Toms River and half the island is considered Berkeley Township.