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 8 p.m. through September 23; 7:30 p.m. September 24-October 10; and 7 p.m. October 11-31.
Fishermen Please Note:
On Saturday, September 19 Bayshore Waterfront Park will be host to the Wind & Sea Festival. On the day of this event the main parking lot will be closed and the fishing pier will be host to families enjoying a variety of activities.
** We're pleased to announce that the fishing pier is now open! **
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
Open House of the Historic Seabrook-Wilson House
Sundays now through October 25 from 1-4 p.m.
The historic Seabrook-Wilson House, informally known as the “Spy House”, will open its doors for self-guided tours. Come inside with your family and friends to visit the Seabrook-Wilson house, which dates back to the early 1700s. The house includes displays on the ecology of the bay and local history including the American Revolution and maritime culture. Enjoy views of New York City and the beauty of the bay while visiting this well-known historic house.
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!
Seahorses & Pufferfish
Thursday, September 24 from 7-8 p.m.
Seahorses and pufferfish seem in the realm of unicorns and mermaids, but they’re real, and actually do live in our local waters. They can often be found in people’s nets or seen swimming in shallow waters. Find out where these fish swim, what they eat, and their fascinating life histories. We will also discover some other weird and wonderful coastal fish that call Monmouth County home.
The Real Story of the Jersey Devil
Thursday, October 29 from 7–8 p.m.
We will have some fun right before Halloween by discovering the ecology of the Pine Barrens, which gave rise to the history and folklore of the Jersey Devil. For more than 250 years this mysterious creature is said to prowl through the marshes of New Jersey and emerge periodically to rampage through towns and cities. So famous is this devil that it became New Jersey’s “official demon” in the 1930s. We will have a fun time discovering the many possible origins and stories of the Jersey Devil legend, some are actually real, and the devil’s home in the Pine Barrens.
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).