mcps kayaking 2015PORT MONMOUTH, NJ — From kite flying to kayaking, the Monmouth County Park System’s upcoming Wind & Sea Festival is brimming with coastal activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Held on Saturday, September 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., this event will take place at Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth.  Planned activities for the day include:

  • Fishing & Crabbing 
  • Kayak Nature Tours at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Flying
  • Dune Walks with the Roving Naturalist at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.
  • Sandcasting
  • Seining at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
  • Shelling
  • Stand-up Paddling
  • Volleyball

Unless otherwise noted, all activities are ongoing.  Children can also listen to a storyteller, make a windsock craft, and sample the Park System’s Morning Playtime program.  Visitors of all ages will enjoy great food, music, and tours of the historic Seabrook-Wilson House.  Be sure to check out the professional sand sculptor creating coastal animals on the beach. The event will also feature representatives from U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary out of Sandy Hook and non-profits including Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, NY-NJ Baykeeper, Clean Ocean Action, and Navesink Maritime Heritage Association. 

Most activities are free but some may have a fee. Admission and parking are free.  Parking is available at the Belford Ferry Terminal located at 10 Harbor Way, Belford. A shuttle bus will transport visitors to and from the ferry terminal to Bayshore Waterfront Park.

For more information regarding the Wind & Sea Festival or the Monmouth County Park System, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call 732-842-4000.  For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.  The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.