Brielle is a borough located in southern Monmouth County, New Jersey along the Manasquan River. Over the years the town has grown into a residential community with many of it’s inhabitants commuting to careers in New York. Locally, the main industry is still tied to the waterfront. The marinas host more than 200 commercial and charter fishing boats. Although there is no ocean frontage here, visitors are only a quick drive or bike ride away from the beautiful beaches of Point Pleasant and Manasquan. Recreation lovers will enjoy the abundant fishing opportunities in Brielle, as well as its nationally renowned golf course. This wonderful area is only a mere 2.375 square miles. The town of Brielle has approximately 6.4 kilometers (4.0 mi) of waterfront along the Manasquan River, Glimmerglass, and Debbie’s Creek, all of which are salt water and tidal.
Here, there are plenty of activities for the entire family. With beaches less than a mile away from town and family amusement centers only a short drive away, there is every reason to make Brielle the center of your Jersey Shore year round.
The Brielle School District is serviced by a single public school, Brielle Elementary School which enrolls about 670 students grades K-8 in Brielle. Students grades 9-12 usually attend nearby Manasquan High School, which enrolls just under 1000 students from several surrounding communities near Brielle. Both schools test above the national average.
Students have the opportunity to apply to several specialized magnet high schools in the Monmouth County Vocational School District. These include:
The Brielle Public Library claims to have been the first library in New Jersey to have offered public access to the Internet. between Brielle Park and Brielle Elementary School, the Brielle Public Library serves as a community center for the residents of Brielle. At the library, residents are reading the newest titles by their favorite authors, attending cultural and educational programs, and bringing their toddlers to story time. They are doing their homework, picking up a Friday night movie, and conducting research for a school project or personal interest. In short, Brielle Public Library offers something for everyone in Brielle.
Patrons of the library have free access to a vast collection of over 40,000 print books, audio books, e-books, and DVDs as well as 60 different magazines and newspapers. With numerous public Internet computers and free Wi-Fi access, many patrons rely on the library for access to a vast array of information. The library is a trusted source of information and provides reference services using 24 online databases and a vast print collection of encyclopedias and directories. In addition, as a member of the Monmouth County Library System, Brielle Public Library offers quick and easy access to an enormous collection of books and movies made available through the Monmouth County loan system.
The Public Library is open 6 days a week to serve the educational and recreational needs of the community. Visit our website at www.briellepubliclibrary.org to access the library catalog and program calendar, as well as learn about the Homebound Delivery program and other services that are offered at this Public Library. (wikipedia)
In addition to boasting one of the most scenic marine basins at the Jersey Shore, this town has a vibrant business community that includes shopping, sporting and marine activities, a variety of services, and some of the best dining in the area, here a few places to visit and enjoy the food experience: