719 Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth, NJ 07758
732-787-3033 - Activity Center
732-495-2115 - Ranger Station
Park Brochure & Map
Seabrook-Wilson House (Activity Center) Info Sheet
Upcoming Drop-In Offerings
Park opens at 7 a.m. 365 days a year.
Closing time is 5:30 p.m. through January 13; 6 p.m. January 14-February 8; and 6:30 p.m. February 9-March 12.
Bayshore Waterfront Park, located in Port Monmouth next to Monmouth Cove Marina, preserves a thriving coastal landscape on Sandy Hook Bay. Enjoy the maritime shrublands, tidal creeks, salt marshes, dunes, mile of beach and scenic views across the water. The park offers a fishing pier, access to Raritan Bay, and beautiful views of the NY skyline. The Park System continues to add to this site's 227 acres in the Bayshore area.
Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center
This park is also home of the Bayshore Waterfront Park Activity Center (Seabrook-Wilson House), one of the oldest surviving houses in the region. This large frame building, dating back to the early 1700's, was constructed in several phases over the course of two hundred years. The Park System acquired the building from Middletown Township in 1998. The building has been fully restored and now hosts Park System nature and history programs. Most programs require pre-registration. Upcoming programs at Bayshore Waterfront Park may be found be using our program search tool here
The building is open from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, late April through October. To arrange a visit at other times, please call 732-787-3033, ext. 2. Inside, visitors can enjoy exhibits about the ecology of the Sandy Hook Bay, the history of the house within the greater Port Monmouth community, and the connection between them.
Please be aware NJ anglers age 16 and up are now required to register with the NJ Saltwater Angler Registry (for free) to fish in marine and fresh tidal waters of NJ. For more information regarding the registration, click here
Drop-In Local Nature Lecture Series
Join us for a series of eye-opening talks by Park System Naturalists to discover what’s lurking in the coastal waters of Monmouth County. The presentations are designed to inform the public of current issues, ecology and science research, and to inspire appreciation for the local natural world. FREE!
Winter Water Birds
Thursday, January 21 from 7-8 p.m.
At first glance, the Jersey Shore might seem to be bare of wildlife during the winter. Yet, a closer look reveals a great diversity of bird life in the water during the winter along the coast, from salt marshes to sand flats to the open ocean. Join for a fun look at the life histories of many winter water birds that frequent habitats along the coast only during the winter, several with whimsical names including buffleheads, loons, mergansers, long tails, goldeneyes, and scoters. We will also reveal some of the best places to see these water birds before winter melts away.
Whaling and Whales Along the Jersey Shore
Thursday, February 25 from 7-8 p.m.
Believe it or not, the Jersey Shore once had a thriving whaling industry, including along Monmouth County, and a diversity of whales that called our coastline home, from Right Whales to Blue Whales. Join us as we discover some of the hidden history and ecology of the Jersey Shore by finding out the latest research about whales as well as the important role they played for the international whaling industry and the rise of laws protecting them from commercial hunting.
For more information about any of these offerings, please call Bayshore Waterfront Park at 732-787-3033, ext. 2#.
- Hwy. 36 in Middletown to Main St., Port Monmouth. Follow Main St. to Wilson Ave., turn left and continue to end. Turn left onto Port Monmouth Rd. Follow Port Monmouth Rd. to Park at end.
- Garden State Parkway to exit 117, follow Hwy. 36 south (see above).