Important Contacts

Borough of Manasquan
201 East Main Street

Chamber of Commerce PNC Bank , Main St
(732) 223-8303

Broad Street


Manasquan High School (732) 528-8820
9th through 12th Grades
Broad St. Manasquan, NJ


Monmouth County Parks
805 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Houses of Worship

First Baptist Church
of Manasquan

47 South Street
 (732) 223-4649

First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan
 (732) 223-4627
16 Virginia Avenue

Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church
Main St. and Osborne
(732) 223-0533

Kings Harbor Assembly
of God

62 Main Street
 (732) 223-2127

Manasquan Reformed Bible Church
108 South Street
(732) 223-2177

Manasquan United Methodist Church
 Church & South Street
(732) 223-5432

Monmouth Church of the Nazarene
23 Taylor Ave
(732) 223-4115

Religious Society Friends Route 35 &
Manasquan Circle
(732) 899-5666

Shiloh Baptist Church
 Rt. 71
(732) 223-8414

St. Denis Church
 90 Union Lane (Rt 71)
(732) 223-0287

Star of the Sea
R.C. Chapel
Third & Main Street
(732) 223-0287


Elks BPOE Lodge 2534
17 Stockton Lake Boulevard
(732) 223-2534

Manasquan Recreation Commission
P. O. Box 127
(732) 223-0705

Mothers Center of the Jersey Shore
P.O. Box 405
(732) 449-3936

Republican Club
 (732) 223-0328

Sea Lavender
Garden Club
(732) 223-3858

Shore Speakers
(732) 389-4869

South Monmouth Community Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
(732) 223-6419

The Woman's Club
62 Main Street
(732) 528-6576

VFW Post # 1838
30 Ridge Road
(732) 292-0200

VNA Thrift Shop
69 Main Street
 (732) 223-1923

1856 Highway 35, Wall, NJ 07719 • Phone: 732-280-8800



Manasquan, at exit 98 on the Garden State Parkway is easily accessible from both the New York and Philadelphia areas. Because of its prime, Central Jersey, seashore location and good climate, it has been an ideal summer resort and year-round residence for centuries.

Our downtown area features a wide variety of shops, restaurants, salons and services. This variety of shopping is the reason many area residents and visitors "Shop Manasquan First". Stroll along our Main Street and enjoy the friendly and relaxed feeling our shopping district gives you.

Once you've visited Manasquan you'll realize why we are called "The Treasure of the Jersey Shore".

History of Manasquan

Manasquan was first settled as a part of Shrewsbury in the late 1600's. It takes its name, Man - A - Squaw - Han (stream of the Island of Squaws) from the Lenni Lenape Indians who were summer visitors here for hundreds of years.

Manasquan, because of its prime Central Jersey seashore location and good climate, has been an ideal summer resort and year-round residence for centuries.

Manasquan has one mile of newly replenished, clean sandy beaches . The sparkling clear surf assures sunbathers and swimmers the ultimate in refreshing relaxation. With an abundance of fish, Manasquan is a veritable paradise for surf and deep sea fishing.

Manasquan has an abundance of rental accommodations for family groups . Many cottages are available at the beach area on weekly, monthly, or seasonal basis. Most of these accommodations are strictly summer in character. Reservations can be made in local surrounding towns, at major motel and hotels. Call the Chamber of Commerce office (732) 223-8303 for more information.

In addition to our mile of oceanfront beaches, there is a complete and thriving business community centered around a small town, main street atmosphere. The center has a variety of stores, shops and services that meet the requirements of the entire family.

In 1609 Sir Hendrych Hudson sailed along our shores, landed betimes, might slight exploration in the vicinity of Sandy Hook; an on Sept 2, 1609 made this entry in his "Log-Book of the Half Moon"; a very good land to fall in with, and a pleasant land to see."

Upon this discovery the energetic Dutch laid claim to the lands in what now are New Jersey and New York.

Long before Hendryck Hudson ever went a-voyaging, nay before this doughty seaman shrilled his first baby cry, the "good and pleasant land" had been discovered, explored and settled by that immemorial legal process known as squatters' rights.

The Unamis branch of the Lenni Lenape Indians lived along the river known as Manasquan and upon the Island since called "Osborne's". They claimed the exclusive right to fish in and hunt along the tributaries of the river. Manasquan, Maniquan, Mannisquan, Manasquam, Squan, and Squan Village are mentioned in various old records, among them a deed dated 1685. The name is said to mean "an island with enclosure for squans."

We look forward to having you in Manasquan, from all of us in Manasquan NJ.

Beaches of Manasquan

Manasquan has one mile of sandy beaches located between the Manasquan Inlet to the south and Sea Girt to the north. There are 12 separate lifeguard stations with a flag system designating swimming, rafting and surf boarding areas. In addition, there is a designated fishing area at the Inlet Beach. The blacktop walk way spans 8/10's of a mile.

Manasquan has the only beach dedicated to the handicapped in the Jersey Shore area. Elks Beach provides handicapped parking and a wooden boardwalk to a platform on the beach. In addition, there are several large handicapped chairs available for use on the beach and at the water's edge.

At Recreation Beach, an area is set aside for volleyball, wiffleball and general games. On Tuesday evenings, a local volleyball league participates at Main Beach. All sports MUST be played on Recreation Beach.

The Inlet Beach is one of the finest surfing beaches on the east coast and many contests are held there throughout the summer. Visitors from all over the country have visited Manasquan to surf at the Inlet Beach.

At Pompano II Beach, a junior lifeguard program is sponsored by the Manasquan Ocean Rescue and it provides instruction in water safety and the essentials of life guarding to kids age 9-17.

Manasquan Beach has 4 municipal parking lots and is within walking distance from the train station which services the NJ Transit System. Trains from New York City and Newark run a regular schedule to Manasquan.