Located at the northern end of Monmouth County, historic Keyport was established in the 1800s
as a major center of shipping and commerce. Today its charming, pedestrian-friendly downtown
adjacent to the bayfront features a variety of antique and specialty shops and businesses.
Conveniently located just off exit 117 of the Garden State Parkway, Keyport is known for fine dining,
great seafood, casual family restaurants and a wide selection of cafes and unique eateries.
Keyport’s waterfront promenade is a great place
to fish, stroll or just enjoy the stunning views of the
Manhattan skyline to the east and rich marshlands to
the west. Boasting marinas, a yacht club, a charter
fishing boat and a municipal boat ramp, the waterfront
is still the center of activity in Keyport. The four-acre
Waterman’s Park includes an open-air pavilion,
children’s play area and a natural Rain Garden.
West Front Street Mini Park, overlooking the waterfront
promenade, is home to summer concerts, and
Waterfront Park hosts evening movies throughout
the summer. A weekly farmers’ market and the
annual Fireman’s Fair are also held in the waterfront
Fireman’s Park. A wide range of events for visitors
and residents alike features a St. Patrick’s Day Parade
in March, a town-wide yard sale in June, and the
Keyport Garden Club’s GardenWalk in the beginning
Photo by JC Straub
Photo by C. Leslie