After announcing restricted beach access times for dogs at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area along the Manasquan River last month, the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners has changed course.
According to a plan approved at the board’s June 8th meeting, dog owners will have access to the front (eastern) portion of the beach, while the rear (western) portion of the beach will be reserved for other beach activities beginning later this month.
“Dog owners and non-dog owners alike use the site,” according to a statement posted on the Borough of Manasquan Facebook page in May. “In addition, other activities including kayak launching, bird watching, and fishing take place. People with younger children avoiding the ocean waves and walkers – all without dogs – are now using the site.”
Details from the approved plan:
This delineation of beach activities will become effective year round, all daylight hours, beginning June 22nd. Signs will be posted so that visitors will know which portion of the beach is designated for dog access. The leash rule remains in effect and will be enforced by the Park Rangers to ensure the safety and well being of all visitors. Until June 22nd when these changes take effect, dogs are restricted from all portions of the beach between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.
Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, also known as the “The Dog Beach,” is located at 391 Third Avenue in Manasquan.