Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

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Activity Center: 383 Third Avenue, Manasquan, NJ 08736
732-922-4080 or 3868 - Ranger Station (at Shark River Park)

Park opens at 7 a.m. 365 days a year.
Closing time is 9 p.m. through June 7; 9:30 p.m. June 8-July 17; and 9 p.m. July 18-August 15.

Please be aware that from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily, no dogs will be permitted on the beach (they will be permitted on the park’s upland trails).  Outside of these hours, dogs may be on the beach but the leash rule remains in effect.

Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area has developed into a popular area for a variety of uses.  The Monmouth County Park System has continued to improve the area so that visitors may enjoy all that it offers.  Kayaking, fishing, bird watching, hiking and beach activities are popular among visitors.  The development of Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area also presents opportunity to provide Park System programming that relates to the environment.  In an effort to avoid conflicts and provide opportunity, times have been established through the busy summer months so that visitors may choose the time of day that they visit and experience their activity of choice. Visitors with dogs are permitted to use the park within the hours and areas that have been established.  Please remember that all dogs/pets must be on a leash and under control when visiting Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area.

Tidal Tuesdays  
Tuesdays, June 30-September 1 at 11 a.m. 

Looking for some Tuesday fun by the shore this summer? Stop by the Activity Center and join a Park System Naturalist to discover exciting things about nature and our coastal habitats. Each week take part in a different activity such as meeting creatures living in the water that we find in our seine net or creating crafts from natural materials found along the shore. Programs run for about 30-60 minutes. For details on the activity for the week, please call 732-751-9453.


This 55-acre site, the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet, is a great place to fish, walk on the beach, or go sunbathing. Dogs must be on leash at all times while at this park. The Park System provides an off-leash dog area at Thompson Park in Lincroft and at the Wolf Hill Recreation Area in Oceanport. The Activity Center hosts a variety of nature programs with limited street parking.

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.


  • Garden State Parkway to Exit 98 to State Hwy 34 south to State Hwy 35 south. Before bridge, right onto Higgins Ave, Brielle then left onto Hwy 71 (Union Ave). Right onto Fisk Ave/Brielle Road, right onto 3rd Ave., conservation area on right.