Manasquan, NJ

Manasquan is Located in Monmouth New Jersey
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Manasquan is Located in Monmouth New Jersey
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Manasquan is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 6,310.

The borough's name is of Lenni Lenape origin, Man - A - Squaw - Han (stream of the Island of Squaws). Manasquan, Maniquan, Mannisquan, Manasquam, Squan, and Squan Village are variations on the original pronunciation and spelling. The meaning has also been interpreted as "an island with enclosure for squans."

Manasquan was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 30, 1887, from portions of Wall Township, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Manasquan as its 22nd best place to live in its 2008 rankings of the "Best Places To Live" in New Jersey.

Due to its location bordering the Atlantic Ocean, the population of Manasquan increases dramatically in the summer months as tourists flock to the beach.

The Manasquan Inlet provides surfers with waves that are corralled, refracted and enlarged by the jetty protruding out into the Atlantic Ocean. The Manasquan Inlet is the northern terminus of the inland portion of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Manasquan also has a downtown area with many small businesses. Algonquin Arts Theatre has shows and movies that play throughout the year. It is a 540 seat historic theatre, built in 1938 as a movie house but converted to a professional live performance space in 1992.

Manasquan is a year round community, a fact stemming from the increase in the demolition of traditional beach bungalows and their replacement with family dwellings. The decrease in tourism and rise in residency can be attributed to the decline of once popular tourist destinations. Manasquan no longer has a 24-hour diner, miniature golf course, and has lost many of the bars once located in its borders.

During the summer months, the local bar and party scene overwhelm the area between Brielle Road and Main Street from the bridges to the ocean, especially with local bars - Leggetts and The Osprey - contributing greatly to the amount of party goers in the town.

The Firemans' Fair occurs every July/August.

Manasquan is home to The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA), the largest registry of pedigreed cats in the world.

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