Bayshore Waterfront Park

Facebook Logo719 Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth, NJ 07758 
732-787-3033 - Activity Center  
732-495-2115 - Ranger Station    
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Upcoming Drop-In Offerings 
 
Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.     
Closing time is 9 p.m. through August 14; 8:30 p.m. August 15-September 4; & 8 p.m. September 5-18. 

Historic Seabrook Wilson House Tours 
Sundays through October 30, 1-4 p.m.  
   
Visit this house which dates back to the early 1700s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and see displays on the ecology of the bay and local history. FREE!  
   

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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 229 acres in the Bayshore area.

 
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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. Visit our programs and registration page to see upcoming offerings.  
 
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Fishing pier
 
Fishing 
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. 
 
tours
House Tours

In accordance with New Jersey’s recently amended Smoke Free Air Act, all Monmouth County parks are now tobacco free. The new ban applies to cigarettes, pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and vaporize cigarettes, as well as smokeless tobacco such as snuff and chew.

Upcoming Offerings:

Nature Lecture Series   
Join us for a series of eye-opening talks by Park System Naturalists to discover what’s lurking in or near the waters and wetlands of Monmouth County. Presentations are designed to inform the public of current issues, ecology and science research, and to inspire appreciation for the local natural world. Open to adults. FREE!   
  
Here's what's planned:
  
Knobbed Whelks of New Jersey     
Thursday, September 15 from 7-8 p.m.    
Did you know the knobbed whelk is the state shell of New Jersey and that whelks have been in existence for more than 30 million years. Discover more about whelks, seashells, and other mysterious marine life during this fun talk.
  
The Real Story of the Jersey Devil    
Thursday, October 27 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 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.
   
The American Eel in New Jersey    
Thursday, November 3 from 7-8 p.m.    
The American eel makes an annual journey from fresh and brackish waters along the Jersey shore to the salty Sargasso Sea. How are creatures that spend most of their lives in estuaries and freshwater able to adapt to the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean? Find out and more as we discuss everything about this truly fascinating fish.

 

Flood Control Project      

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is undertaking a multi-phased flood control project in Port Monmouth. The project involves the construction of about 7,070 feet of levees, 3,585 feet of floodwalls, 2,640 feet of dune, and beach renourishment at 10-year intervals along the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay in Port Monmouth. The project provides protection to low-lying residential and commercial structures, built upon and near salt and freshwater marshes that are experiencing flooding caused by coastal storm inundation. This problem has progressively worsened in recent years due to loss of protective beaches and increased urbanization in the area with structures susceptible to flooding from rainfall and coastal storm surges, erosion and wave attack, combined with restrictions to channel flow in the tidal creeks. This area was devastated by Superstorm Sandy.  The Preconstruction, Engineering and Design (PED) Phase was initiated in May 2002. A Hurricane Sandy Limited Reevaluation Report(HSLRR) approved December 2013. The first set of Plans and Specifications (P&S) have been completed and a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) between the US Army Corps of Engineers and NJ Department of Environmental Protection was executed in January 2014. The dune, groin, pier extension and beach fill coastal features of the project have been completed. The remaining project components include Wetland mitigation, Pump Stations, Road Raising, Closure Gates, Levees, and Floodwalls. For more information please contact David Gentile, Project Manager U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Phone: (917) 790-8483, david.gentile@usace.army.mil

 

 

 

Directions
  • 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).