The one-square-mile borough of Monmouth Beach is sandwiched between the Shrewsbury River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The charming business district along Beach Rd, consists of about a dozen stores and restaurants. Monmouth Beach has an illustrious past and about 50 century-old houses remain, including one built by the architect Stanford White.
Two of the borough's three condominium high-rises -- the 161-unit Admiralty and the Shores, with 120 units are on the ocean, and the third, the 220-unit Channel Club, is on the river adjacent to the 150-slip Channel Club Marina
Nearly all of Monmouth Beach's mile-long oceanfront is open to the public without charge, aside from the private Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club. The borough runs a protected beach called the Bathing Pavilion, which includes a bathhouse and swimming pool.
The borough's other major public recreational area is the three-acre Griffin Park. It has a baseball diamond, two soccer fields, six tennis courts, a roller hockey rink, four basketball courts, a jogging path and a gazebo.