Welcome to Monmouth Beach
Small and Charming Beachfront Community
Monmouth Beach small coastal beach town known for its large Victorian houses, excellent school and upscale living. It is one square mile, with the ocean to the east and the Shrewsbury River to the northwest, making most homes within walking distance to the beach. What makes Monmouth Beach particularly attractive to New York City residents is the ability to commute to work and return to the their "beach house" in the evening via the fast ferry in under an hour each way. The small, quaint downtown is the hub of the community, along with the public Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion beach club and private Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club. These are beautiful, spacious beach clubs equipped with pool and beach access. They have lockers, activities, swim teams, and more.
Many locals attend these beach clubs, as well as people from out of town. Monmouth Beach offers fishing, as well as surf-able waves. The Shrewsbury River, which borders the borough, offers sailing, kayaking, and fishing. Places to go within the area are Pier Village in Long Branch, Red Bank, and the numerous beaches all along the shore towns to the north and south. Homes range from $350,000 condos to $10M Oceanfront Estates.
WHAT TO LOVE
- Quiet, coastal location
- Charming, small-town feel
- Lovely downtown with restaurants and mom-and-pop shops
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Monmouth Beach is a quiet community with a charming downtown. The area is warm, and welcoming and provides a community-oriented lifestyle with all the perks of being on the beach. The majority of people live in Monmouth Beach full time, but there are many for whom Monmouth Beach is their 2nd home.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
Strolling through the downtown, you’ll find many stores and restaurants. Sit down for some breakfast or Lunch at The Kitchen Witch
. If you'd like a burger or casual fare stop in at MJ's Restaurant
The Beach Tavern
is a beautiful waterfront restaurant located on the Shrewsbury River with indoor and outdoor dining and live music on some nights. Looking to enjoy seasonal Italian cuisine, Abbiocco
is your spot! These are just a few of great restaurants that call Monmouth Beach home.
THINGS TO DO
As you can imagine, Monmouth Beach's activities are centered around the water. It is home to several public boat ramps to launch small boats, kayaks or SUP's as well as private marinas including the Channel Club
. There are two Beach Clubs in town, private Monmouth Bath and Tennis Club
and public Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion
or "Little Monmouth" as the locals call it, as well as multiple public access points to the beach located along Ocean Ave.
Monmouth Beach also offers a Summer camp and many wonderful recreation programs
including a Fishing Tournament in the Fall
- Monmouth Beach School - Pre-K-8
- Shore Regional High School, 9-12