Mantoloking is a beautiful borough in Ocean County. A tiny little beachfront community, Mantoloking is sought after by vacation home seekers and families looking for a quiet, permanent shore home. Although a population of under 500 seems small, it explodes to over 5,000 every summer.
This little town was incorporated as a borough in 1911 and is located on the Barnegat Peninsula, better known as Barnegat Bay Island. This long, narrow barrier island separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The town is connected to the New Jersey mainland by the scenic Mantoloking Bridge. The town of Mantoloking along with nearby Bay Head, is considered part of Jersey Shore’s “Gold Coast.” It should also be noted that Mantoloking is a dry town, meaning alcohol is not sold.
The Borough of Mantoloking is home to 2.2 miles of newly refinished dunes and beaches. The dunes are not only lovely to look at and walk through, but they also serve an important role in the town. Sand dunes are vital to the protection of the entire Borough since they provide an uninterrupted barrier of sand containing the effect of storm waves.
Kids living in Mantoloking attend public school in Point Pleasant Beach for K-12th grade. Transportation and other school-related details are worked out through the sending and receiving relationship with the Point Pleasant Beach School District.
Whether you’re looking for a summer vacation home or a year-long quiet retreat, Mantoloking is the perfect beach town. The tight-knit community has so much to offer as far as family fun, although most are content just to sit by the bay and watch the boats!
If you are considering Mantoloking for your new vacation or full-time home, let us know. We would love to help with the home buying process. Do not hesitate to call us with any questions you may have!