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, a 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.
Things to See & Do
Nature Programs & Other Activities
Bayshore Waterfront Park is a conveniently located spot to enjoy the sun, scenery, and surf. A view of the bay sets the perfect ambiance for picnicking, followed by a stroll on the beach. A variety of coastal nature programs and activities are conducted around the Bayshore Activity Center, where exhibits about the bay environment and culture are also on display.
The Park System welcomes the public to fish year-round off the parks wheelchair accessible 495-foot pier or from the sandy shores. The NJ Saltwater Angler registry now requires all anglers 16+ to register online (for free) to fish in marine and fresh tidal waters of NJ.
Boats such as kayaks, canoes, and windsurfers (as well as other car-top vessels) are permitted at Bayshore Waterfront Park. Because the park does not have a boat ramp, boaters should be aware that they must carry their vessel(s) from the parking lot to the water.
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.
Hours / Season of Operation
Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.
Closing time is 9:30 p.m. through July 15; 9 p.m. July 16-August 19; and 8:30 p.m. August 20-September 3.
Location & Contact Details
- Paddling - Kayak/Canoe/Row boat
- Boat Launch
- Car Top Boat Launch Only
- Picnic / Sitting Area
- Flat / Easy
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- County Parks
- Historic Area
- Park (General)