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About Monmouth County
Numerous NJ Transit buses crisscross and deliver hundreds of passengers each day to northern New Jersey and New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan as well as the 317 bus line going into Philadelphia. Many hundreds more each day travel on NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line railway line, which serves Penn Station in New York City, and passes through Middlesex County, entering Monmouth County at the Raritan River, with 14 stations covering the length of the county, connecting the New York region to Atlantic Ocean shore communities.
There's also "Dock & Roll" bus service which provides additional connections to rail and ferry service to New York City, as well as local bus service in the area, offering service between Campbell's Junction bus hub, the Middletown train station, Holmdel Towne Center, Holmdel Commons and the Bayshore Ferry Terminal.
Monmouth County beaches are located at the northern most end of the Jersey shore and are the most crowded and frequented by day trippers and visitors from northern NJ.
Avon by the sea - A small low key boardwalk with old fashioned global lamps and a restaurant with good food and good people watching.
Belmar - A mile long Boardwalk with a few shops and small eateries.
Bradley Beach - A well kept, attractive promanade with stone pavers with a few small stands to get a bite to eat and a mini-golf course.
Long Branch - Small strtips of boardwalks In and around and adjacent to upscale Peir Village, with many fine dining and casual restaurants and shops. Nearby metered parking can be a struggle.
Manasquan - A mile-long asphalt boardwalk/promanade surrounded by the beach on one side and condos on the other.
Ocean Grove - A half-mile wood planked boardwalk with a Boardwalk Pavilion that hosts worship services and concerts during the summer months, and a small indoor food cafe.
Sea Girt - A half-mile boardwalk along the beach with a pavivilion on the northern end with some stands serving comfort foods and wraps.
Spring Lake - A six mile boardwalk without honky tonk shops. The are are a few small rest room pavilions and affluent Victorian homes across the street.
Boating and fishing
Along with adjacent Ocean County, Monmouth County is a mecca of boating and fishing. Its waterways include several rivers and bays that flow from the Raritan Bayshore into Raritan Bay and Lower New York Bay and into the Atlantic Ocean. The Manasquan Inlet is located in the county, which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the estuary of the Manasquan River, a bay-like body of saltwater that serves as the starting point of the Intracoastal Waterway, which attracts as many as 1,600 boats each weekend during the peak season.
Universities and colleges in Monmouth County
Brookdale Community College, located in Lincroft, New Jersey, is an excellent resource for residents of Monmouth County. The College offers (2-year) associate degrees and certificates, plus non-credit classes in many areas of personal and professional interest. Brookdale is an open admission, comprehensive community college. Anyone with a high school or equivalency diploma is eligible to study at Brookdale. However, anyone 18 years or older may enroll at Brookdale even without a high school diploma or equivalency diploma. The College was founded in 1967 and is sponsored by the citizens of Monmouth County through the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth University offers a welcoming and dynamic setting for student development. Innovative academic programs, individual faculty attention and nationally ranked Division I athletics make our private university a great place to find your future.