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“Unsurpassed fun pus location info”

Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area
Red Bank, New Jersey
1 review
“Unsurpassed fun pus location info”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

First of all, the numerous descriptions of where Fisherman's Cove is located.........are not helpful. What is the "inlet side" of an inlet? To folks, like me earlier today, laboring to figure out where this beach is located, here is some hopefully more helpful location info:
= This dog beach, Fisherman's Cove, is.......not.......on the ocean, however ocean beaches near the inlet are dog accessible from Oct. - April 1
= North side of Manasquan Inlet and the park is on the shore of the inlet
= West or slightly inland from the mouth of the inlet by about 3 or 4 blocks
= Across the inlet from the Point Pleasant parking lot where everyone sits in their cars and watches the boats come in......and slightly west by about 1 or 2 blocks
= 383 3rd Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736.........(732) 922-4080
= Just get to the Manasquan beach with your car, turn south until you can't go any further because of the inlet and then follow the street by the inlet west or to-the-right and you will run right into the Fisherman's Cove Park because it butts right up against the street that runs along the inlet

Now, the park itself:

Leashed dogs are the rule, but there appears to be a small measure of flexibility. We visited here Easter Sunday, 2014, and it was wonderful despite the cold air from the ocean. My 10 lb Perth Amboy, NJ rescue, Oscar, loved running along the water and greeting the few dogs on the beach a bunch!

You will love this dog beach and so will your canine companion. There are turns that you can't see around in the beach layout so it is a multidimensional walk vis a vis a straight line beach plus you will be looking across the inlet at all the commercial fishing boats plus all the boat traffic coming in the inlet, a visual treat that doesn't stop.

Don't hesitate, you will love this dog park/beach, for its great reputation is well deserved.

Visited April 2014
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Dog Beach”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Having grown up in this area - I passed the cove almost everyday on the way to the real beach. I never went over there. Now when I come back to visit Mom - this is a not miss spot. Our dogs know when we turn off Brielle Road they are close! It is clean and frequented by lots of friendly people and dogs. Wonderful walk along the sort of ocean with the pups who are not allowed beach front until November. Easy off season parking near the inlet. They even provide the poop bags at the entrance. If you are in the Manasquan area with a dog - you will not find a more fun place to visit.

Visited October 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wickedly awesome dog beach!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Was traveling with my hound on the Jersey Shore. On the recommendation of my girlfriend, I Googled "Best Dog Beaches of NJ" and found an article on BringFido that listed Fisherman's Cove among them. The beach was long, wide, uncrowded, lots of space to set up, and contained lots of folks with their friendly dogs playing in the water. SO AWESOME! Downsides: convenient parking cost $11, and there are no amenities within easy walking distance of the dog beach -- so pack food and beverages with you. And don't forget fresh water for fido!

Visited July 2013
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Matawan, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Dog Beach”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

I took my dog to the fishermans cove dog beach!! We both had a great time. All the dogs were friendly. Make sure your dog is on a leash though bc a park ranger does walk around and they will give you a ticket. The water and beach was clean and there are no big waves because its an inlet. Had a great time can't wait to go back.

Visited June 2013
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