Monmouth County is known as the heart of the Jersey Shore, but it offers far more than just 27 miles of sandy beaches for summer vacationers.
You’ll find historical attractions, shopping, fine dining, abundant parks, excellent golfing, great schools, local theatre, and walkable neighborhoods. Located within commuting distance to New York City, Monmouth County knits dozens of small towns together into one diverse community.
Considering a move to Monmouth County? We’ll share a small sampling of what this area has to offer.
Count Basie Theatre
There are 21 theaters in Monmouth County that range from small neighborhood theaters to larger venues, like the acclaimed Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank. The theatre has welcomed legends like James Brown and Tony Bennett, as well as headline performers Al Green, George Carlin, Boz Scaggs, Counting Crows, Olivia Newton-John, Brian Wilson, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Jon Stewart. This nonprofit organization also has schools of performing arts and music, providing rich learning opportunities for area children.
Seven Presidents Ocean Front Park
This 38-acre beach park has something for every member of your family. You’ll find guarded swimming and designated areas for surfing, including outdoor showers and changing areas. When you’re ready to eat, there’s a snack bar and sheltered eating areas. You can even reserve a picnic tent for groups up to 50. For those rainy days during the summer, the Monmouth Park System offers seashore-oriented programs at the Activity Center. Plus, “Summer Fun at Tony’s Place” is a program that provides free access to the playground during the summer for children with special needs. Your teens might like to check out the Skateplex for skateboarding and inline skating. For more information, visit the Monmouth County Parks and Recreation website.
Historic Allaire Village
The Historic Village at Allaire is a non-profit, living history museum in Farmingdale, New Jersey. Located over 40 acres, there’s a museum and multiple buildings from the 1800’s. Their historic interpreters and guides provide visitors with a unique look at life inside an industrial village in 1836, and they host dozens of events each year like woodcarving and craft brewing classes, flea markets, and art fairs.
Each of the towns that make up Monmouth County has something unique and wonderful to offer. The Monmouth Tourism Board recommends taking a stroll in Asbury Park, Belmar, Freehold, Long Branch, Manasquan, Red Bank, and Spring Lake. From upscale restaurants to quirky art galleries to one-of-a-kind home decor, you’ll find it in Monmouth County.
Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Near the tip of Sandy Hook is the oldest working lighthouse in the United States. Amazingly well-preserved, this unique octagonal tower dates back to the 18th century and has been in service since 1764. After you trek to the top of the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and take in the view, there’s still more to do. The peninsula also has a beautiful holly forest, surf fishing, hiking, beaches, trails, salt marshes, and other historical sites.
It’s impossible to capture all the opportunities for recreation and enjoyment in Monmouth County, so hopefully, this has given you a taste. Check out the Visit Monmouth 2020 guide for a comprehensive description of this dynamic community.
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