The historic Borough of Monmouth Beach located in northern Monmouth County with the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean as its eastern border 130 miles of coastline, spanning from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Our unmatched beaches boast beautiful barrier islands and bays dotted with majestic lighthouses, fishing villages and scenic views.
Its appearance alludes to an illustrious past as a home to titans of 19th- and early-20th-century industry. Turreted Victorian-style mini-mansions line Ocean Avenue, a part of New Jersey’s coastal Route 36, just across from the 12-foot-high boulder-and-concrete sea wall that prevents the Atlantic Ocean from spilling over onto the road.
Because the borough is only two blocks wide at some points and is laced with creeks and lagoons, about 10 percent of its houses front on the ocean or back up to the Shrewsbury or its tributaries. Most houses on the river have private docks.
The borough has only one small shopping area, on Beach Road next to the 19th-century Borough Hall, which was built as a casino near the shore, then was moved to its current location in 1917 after the previous owner forfeited it for nonpayment of taxes. The shopping district includes a mini-market, a couple of hair salons, a post office, a toy store, a bank, a travel agency, a Chinese restaurant, a cafe, a pizzeria and an Italian restaurant. For supermarket shopping, residents go to neighboring towns.
The only school in the district, Monmouth Beach School, serves pupils in preschool through eighth grade with an enrollment of approximately 275 students.
The Mission of the Monmouth Beach School is to create lifelong leaders and contributors who will successfully meet the challenges of the 21st century.
For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Shore Regional High School, a comprehensive regional high school that is part of the Shore Regional High School District, which serves students from the constituent districts.
Public school students from Monmouth Beach, and all of Monmouth County, are eligible to apply to attend the schools of the Monmouth County Vocational School District.
Monmouth Beach offers four free public beaches. On the left is the Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion beach which requires a seasonal badge or daily pass for access. A seasonal or daily pass includes the use of the bathing pavilion and the lifeguard-protected beach. The free beach is unprotected and has no bathroom facilities, save for one portable toilet located near the entrance ramp.
From trendy to classic, the food in Monmouth Beach will entice you and keep you coming back for more. Whether you desire fresh, delicious seafood, a pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich or authentic Italian, Chinese, Thai or Mexican cuisine, you will find that Monmouth Beach has those choices and many more.
If you are looking for a quick bite to eat with the family or an upscale romantic dinner for two, you will find many great restaurants to try. From early morning coffee to late night treats, you can eat by the ocean or at a sidewalk café.
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