Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
This 55-acre site, the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet, is a great place to fish, walk on the beach, or go sunbathing. Dogs must be on leash at all times while at this park. The Activity Center hosts a variety of nature programs with limited street parking.

Please be aware NJ anglers age 16 and up are now required to register with the NJ Saltwater Angler Registry (for free) to fish in marine and fresh tidal waters of NJ.

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  • We had a Fabulous time with Coco Chanel our fur baby. Everyone was respecting social distance, the area was beautiful with the view of boats ⛵️. Very happy to be able to go to the beach with Coco...  more »
  • great relaxing area, pet friendly without times there are a lot of pets which can be a bad thing but most days its perfect.  more »
  • Great dog beach off the canal! Love watching the boats head out to the ocean and come back! Best part is during low tide, I have a small dog who is scared of the bigger waves but LOVES the sandbar here! It's like being out in the water but shes still able to stand! So much fun! It's also very clean and not a ton of people.
  • What a find down the Jersey Shore!!! This place is a perfect way to spend the day with your best friend(s)! Very dog friendly with a hydrating station to rinse off your pooch as well as a doggy water fountain. Even doodie bag dispenser too to ensure everyone is responsible for proper dog etiquette. Leashes dogs welcome but as I noticed from the regulars just get a retractable leash or a long lead and you’re good! Then your dog can go out far while you still have control. The beach is a bit rocky so I noticed after a bit my feet and my dogs feet were getting sore. But otherwise, I honestly can’t wait to go back...and I’m sure neither can my dog! Also, down the road within walking distance is Riverside Cafe which is yet another great find and super dog friendly! They even have “Happy Dog Meals!” Overall, an excellent little nook down the Jersey Shore!

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