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 June 4; 9:30 p.m. June 5-July 16; and 9 p.m. July 17-August 13. 

Due to construction, our Historic Seabrook Wilson House Tours will not start on April 23 as scheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back for updates.

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.

seabrook-wilson house
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
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. 
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 Drop-In Offerings:  

Seining Along Sandy Hook Bay   
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, June 26-August 25 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.     
Discover a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures as we pull a long seine net along the edge of Sandy Hook Bay. It will be a fun time for everyone as we find out what lives and swims in Sandy Hook Bay. Meet on the beach near the parking lot. Closed-toe shoes required. Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children. No swimming during the event. This program is designed for individuals and families. Groups can reserve a date by calling 732-264-7277, ext. 1. FREE!  

Early Bird Beach Walks   
Tuesday, July 11 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.   
Wednesday, August 2 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.    
(Open all ages, under 18 with adult.)
Start your morning off with a relaxing walk along the beach with a Park System Naturalist. We’ll slowly stroll down the beach and look for coastal treasures like seashells while also learning about the natural history of the area. Participants are encouraged to bring a container for collecting beach finds. FREE!
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:

Sea Turtles Along the Jersey Shore   
Thursday, June 22 from 7-8 p.m.  
Yes! The Jersey Shore, including coastal Monmouth County, is home to sea turtles during the warmer months of the year. Of the seven species of sea turtles that can be found around the world, at least four species can be seen along the Jersey Shore. Discover more about these beautiful but mysterious sea creatures and ways to save them from disappearing.
More to Mollusks Than You Think You Know!  
Thursday, July 20 from 7-8 p.m.   
Join a Park System Naturalist as we dive into the wonderful world of mollusks, which are soft-bodied invertebrates that include clams and oysters, squids and snails, and so much more. With over 100,000 (possibly as many as 150,000) described species, there will be lots to talk about and learn.

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,




  • 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).