Bay Head & Mantoloking Today – March 2021

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Welcome Spring!! The weather is getting warmer, providing more and more opportunities to get outside!  We hope that you’re happy and healthy, and that you’ve received the vaccine, if you so desire.

If your favorite Spring activity involves paddling – check out NJ Paddle ( for suggestions on where to paddle, and information on where you can rent kayaks, paddle boards and canoes.

If your favorite Spring activity is gardening –  in our last newsletter, we asked for recommendations of your favorite contractors and other services (plumbers, electricians, landscapers, architects, and more). We received suggestions for landscapers. If you are looking for a landscaper to help you get your gardens ready LanDesign ( and The Little Plant Company ( were two recommendations we received. They are both known to us, and have been used by family and clients. Thank you for those who replied, and keep your recommendations coming!

If you are thinking about some changes to your landscaping or yard this year, you might want to visit Jersey Friendly Yards. This website offers pictures and details about plants, shrubs, trees and flowers that flourish in New Jersey, and many of them are native, and attract birds, bees, and other beneficial wildlife.

As the weather gets warmer, we know that a number of you will return to your New Jersey home from your warmer climate home. As you are making your Northern trip, where are your favorite places to stop?

Also, a reminder from the local police – car theft continues to be a concern – don’t leave your car unlocked, running unattended, or the like.

Covid Update

For those of you who are 75 or older, or helping someone 75 years or old, and still need the Covid vaccine, the state of New Jersey has created a special hotline for this purpose. The number is 856-249-7007, and they are open 8AM to 8PM, daily.  More details here.



Bay Head

Tom Gage, BHIA President, recently shared an update on the Bay Head beaches. The beaches are still on schedule to open on time. Beaches with lifeguards and full staff will be open Saturday, June 19th, and will close on September 6th (Labor Day). Badges will be required during this period. Purchase your badges at the BHIA office at 532 Lake Avenue in the Sandy Rail building at the corner of Lake Ave. and Mount St. You can read more here. In addition, the DEP has pledged to repair the worst/steepest access points in time for summer. The Army Corps of Engineers declined to assist in this project.  This article and others report further details.

In case you have not already seen it, here is the Mayor’s February 22nd update about Bay Head’s beaches.

Also in Bay Head, many residents and others continue to fight NJ Transit in regards to the ongoing construction in the Bay Head rail year.  Bay Head’s legislators are also involved. You can read more about this here.


In Mantoloking, the beaches remain in good condition, in spite of the damage to some of the walkways, a month or more ago.

Mantoloking will be participating in Clean Ocean Action’s Annual Beach Sweep – Saturday, April 17th, 9:00AM to 12:30PM.  Lyman Street is the gathering point, and pre-registration is required.​​​​​


Other than the typical monthly town meetings, there are currently no scheduled in person events that we are aware of.  Most events remain virtual including church services, and more.


Most remain online – the best source of information right now is the town websites – check for frequent updates and changes.  Bay Head and Mantoloking both offer “dial-in” options for the public to attend their meetings.  Note that Mantoloking has started to use Zoom for some meetings – the connection details will be posted when the meeting notices are.

If you can’t find an answer to your question, please let us know.

Bay Head | Mantoloking


The market remains quite active here, with limited inventory.  At the moment, there are only 5 homes for sale in Bay Head, and 2 in Mantoloking.

Further details and discussion can be found in our March Market Update.

As always, our current listings can be found on our website.

If you would like to talk more about the current market, please reply to this email, or give us a call, and let us know.  We can schedule a conference call, a Zoom, or if appropriate, meet safely in person.

If a contemplated move is outside of the areas we serve, we can happily provide a referral to a well qualified agent just about anywhere.

We hope you had a fun St. Patrick’s Day, and have a wonderful Easter or Passover. Stay healthy! We look forward to seeing you in the coming months!

Ed and Suzie

All statistics are per the Monmouth/Ocean MLS as of 3/26/21.

Referrals are always appreciated! If you, or someone you know is buying or selling real estate, anywhere in the country or world, please let us know. We can provide a referral to a well-qualified agent via our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a network of independent regional brokers. Thank you!


Suzanne B. Van Schoick & Edwin C. O’Malley | Diane Turton, Realtors
88 Bridge Avenue, Bay Head, NJ 08742 | 732.691.4477