Manasquan, NJ, USA

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Manasquan, NJ, USA

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Bask on the Jersey Shore in Manasquan

Long-famed as a beach vacation destination, the New Jersey Shore is still going strong. The town of Manasquan is located at the northern end of the Shore, providing you with a great base to get your beach vacation going. Manasquan vacation rentals include historic mansions that can hold a crowd and traditional beachside cottages that are only steps from the ocean, as well as modern family homes with all the conveniences you would expect. Whoever you invite, you’ll be sure to find a home away from home everyone will love.

Manasquan—surf and turf

Hang loose and hit the waves in this prime surfing location, considered by some as the best wave in Jersey. Local surf shops offer lessons —or check out the professionals at one of the many competitions. Kayaks and paddleboards are also available for rental. Good fishing can be had from the town’s jetty—or take an offshore excursion and rent a party boat for the day. The whole family can explore Manasquan on two wheels. Take the Edgar Felix bicycle path that runs from the town to nearby Allaire State park, following a former railroad. In the evening, take a well-deserved break with a show at the Algonquin Arts Theater.

A touch of history in Manasquan

Manasquan vacation rentals will give you the best opportunities to take advantage of all the shore has to offer. Allaire State Park is home to the historic village—a living history museum on the site of former ironworks that runs a program of interactive activities year-round. Don’t miss the Pine Creek railroad, where you can ride historic steam trains through the beautiful surroundings. In nearby Point Pleasant, you’ll find an aquarium with penguins, sharks, seals, and even a touch tank, so the whole family can get closer to nature.

Sunny Manasquan skies

The New Jersey Shore really shines in summer (May through September), with average temperatures in the mid-70s, making it ideal for hitting the beach. The driest month of the year is June, while August is the wettest, but the warm temperatures will soon help you dry off. On sunny days, the humidity is low; perfect for getting out and about for a family activity. Manasquan vacation rentals are superb for returning to after a day’s exploring, and the beach is only ever a few steps away from your door if you don’t want to venture too far.

Make waves in Manasquan

Manasquan is bounded on the south by the Manasquan River, the unofficial dividing line between North and South New Jersey. The river is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Manasquan Inlet, which is also the northern terminus of the Intracoastal Waterway. The inlet, combined with the protruding jetty, funnels waves to create excellent, consistent surfing conditions. Sitting on the inlet’s shore, the Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area runs weekly meet-a-conservationist sessions to help the whole family learn more about the coastal environment and the creatures that inhabit it.