Keansburg (Gem of the Bayshore) is a working class resort town located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, on the East coast of the United States of America.


Keansburg was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 26, 1917, from portions of both Middletown Township and Raritan Township (now Hazlet), based on the results of a referendum held on April 17, 1917. The town has been a popular tourist spot since the beginning of the 20th century, through to the 1960's, when Hurricane Donna wiped out much of the waterfront area. Weary NYC residents would ferry over and spend the weekend, or summer vacation to escape the city heat. The boardwalk and town enjoyed its popularity for many years and is now part of American culture. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 10,105. Keansburg is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, an effort by nine municipalities in northern Monmouth County to reinvigorate the area's economy by emphasizing the traditional downtowns, dense residential neighborhoods, maritime history, and the natural beauty of the Raritan Bay coastline.

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NY Waterway offers ferry service from NYC to Belford, NJ and other destinations on the Jersey shore. The Belford station is a five minute drive to downtown Keansburg or the boardwalk area.



Friendship Park Main Street, Keansburg, NJ Wednesdays and Fridays 12 noon to 5:00 PM Contact Information TJ Burnley 732-787-1703


The majority of restaurants are take-out or dine in with plastic utensils. A few worth mentioning include:


Keansburg has many pubs and taverns. Several can be found along the boardwalk area, including:


  1. Some places in town tend to be local hangouts but most people won't bother you, if you mind your own business. Sometimes, its best to keep your loudmouth friend at home.
  2. Walking around away from the boardwalk area at night is not advised. Most of the crime in the area is youth based vandalism. Moderate precautions will be more than enough to keep you safe.


Unfortunately, there are no major hotels in Keansburg itself, so you should check out the nearby area including:

Marine boat and docking facilities:

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