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
For information regarding the Monmouth County's
Superstorm Sandy Fraud Task Force, click here.
Park opens at 7:00am 365 days a year.
Closing time is 5:30pm through January 13; 6pm January 14-February 8; and 6:30pm February 9-March 1.
Winter Celebration of Summer Seining
Sunday, February 2 from 1-2pm
Join us as we re-discover all the fascinating creatures and critters that were found during our summer seining programs in Sandy Hook Bay during 2013. Bring your flip-flops and wear your shorts and t-shirt as we turn up the heat inside the historic Seabrook-Wilson House to put on view through a lively PowerPoint presentation the different types of fish, crabs, and jellyfish we caught in our 25-foot seine net including puffer fish, sea horses, flounders, pipefish, blue crabs, comb jellies, eels, and a few surprise fish! This will be a fun time as we get ready for next summer and find out a bit about undersea life that calls our local waters home during the warmer months of the year.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
The fishing pier remains closed due to storm damage. The pier will be rebuilt but no time line has yet been established.
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 1-4pm on Sunday afternoons, now 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
Click here to open as a larger image.
Click here to open as PDF.
- 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).