The fishing pier pictured above is located at the Monmouth County Park System's Bayshore Waterfront Park in Port Monmouth, which is only a 20 minute drive up Highway 36 from Sandy Hook. Many visitors to this picturesque park located along Sandy Hook Bay come to fish, relax and take in the panoramic view of the New York City skyline. Here are a few interesting facts you may not know:
- The pier was rebuilt in 2013 following Hurricane Sandy. Formerly 300 feet, it now reaches almost 500 feet into Raritan Bay.
- Anglers catch striped bass in the spring and fall. In the summer, bluefish and summer flounder are common.
- Bait cutting platforms are available and there are cutouts along the pier for handicap access.
- During the day you can see directly across the bay to Manhattan. On your left, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge connects Staten Island to the city. On your right is Sandy Hook. At night, the skyline is spectacularly lit, reflecting beautifully off the water.
- The pier allows access to both sides of the beach and is open all year round during park hours (7 a.m. to dusk; see our website for exact hours).
For more information about Bayshore Waterfront Park, visit us online.