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What is the Jersey Bayshore?

The New Jersey Bayshore has more than 30+ miles of ocean, river and bayside beaches and is conveniently located close to the Garden State Parkway and is less than one hour from New York City.


Bodies of water connected to the Jersey Bayshore include:  Atlantic Ocean, Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, Shrewsbury River and Navesink River.

14 towns and a national park comprise some 115 square miles of the Bayshore area:  Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Belford, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Keansburg, Keyport, Leonardo, Matawan, Middletown, Navesink, Port Monmouth, Sandy Hook, Sea Bright and Union Beach.

The main road running through the Bayshore area is Route 36 and from one end of the Jersey Bayshore (Aberdeen & Keyport) to the tip of Sandy Hook is some 20 miles.

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WHAT TO DO AT THE JERSEY BAYSHORE...

Rent bicycles and ride through our towns, out to Sandy Hook or along Henry Hudson Trail.

Climb aboard a charter boat and go fishing in the bay or ocean.

Spend the day at one of many beaches along the Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, Shrewsbury River or the Atlantic Ocean.

Pack a picnic lunch and then hike the many beautiful trails in our many parks.

Visit the Historical Twin Lights -- the highest and most scenic spot of the entire Jersey Shore.  Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see a spectacular view which includes the Atlantic Ocean, New York City and Staten Island.

Take a ride on one of several ferries and spend the day in New York City.

Walk through historic neighborhoods and imagine what life was like more than a hundred years ago.

Rent a boat and spend a day exploring or fishing the local waterways.

Enjoy delicious seafood at one of several waterfront restaurants.  

Enjoy different cuisines and dining experiences from a variety of restaurants.

Look for ancient fossils in a river bed in the woods.

Stroll through a beautiful botanical garden to see more than 50 varieties of roses.

Listen to live music, a DJ or participate in karaoke when the sun sets and the nightlife begins.

Take a cruise on the water and enjoy sipping champagne while looking at the sun set on Raritan Bay.

Try your hand at beachcombing to find ancient artifacts, sea glass or old bottles.

Visit one of our many parks and read a book or enjoy the flowers.

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