Sea Bright

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Get to know Sea Bright

Sea Bright is a small but substantial beach community on the narrow barrier split between Shrewsbury Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, bordered by Monmouth Beach to the south and connected via drawbridge to its westerly neighbors of Rumson and Highlands. While there’s only about 1,500 full-time residents here, the borough is well-built as a sizable summer resort, with expansive oceanfront hotels, numerous marinas, and seven members-only beach clubs that accommodate the seasonal swell. In town, you’ll find a mix of casual beach bars and seafood shacks, fashionable higher-end dining, and a large municipal beach, guarded by an old stone seawall that runs the length of the shoreline. Sea Bright’s residential neighborhoods offer a mix of townhouses, condos, and traditional single-family homes, the majority of which lie west of Ocean Avenue. NJ Transit’s nearby Monmouth Park and Little Silver stations offer easy train service to Manhattan, with the Garden State Parkway just a short drive beyond.

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Sea Bright Living in Monmouth County

Monmouth is a coastal county that marks the start of the Jersey Shore, host to such storied seaside communities as Sea Bright, Asbury Park, and Long Branch. It also notches far inland, with a western edge on the outskirts of Trenton mere miles from the Pennsylvania border. The county’s lighthouse-flanked north shore, about-face across Raritan Bay from Staten Island and Brooklyn, has historically acted as the final approach to New York Harbor, bending around Sandy Hook towards the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Residents along the Navesink and Shrewsbury rivers—tidal estuaries, in fact—enjoy easy boating to open waters, with a series of navigable creeks, canals, and lagoons amplifying the waterfront real estate opportunities. Beyond beaches and boardwalks, there’s plenty else: Freehold Raceway, the site of America’s longest Revolutionary War battle, and Allaire State Park, known for its 19th-century ironworks and vintage train rides. NJ Transit service keeps Manhattan, Philadelphia and beyond in easy reach.