F Cove is Open to Boaters
As we head into the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, boaters are again being allowed to hang out in the F Cove near the Mantoloking Bridge in Brick Township, but State Marine Police will be cracking down this summer, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Boaters are being allowed to return for a second season, but there are now rules against playing loud music, littering and going on the federal wildlife refuge land. The rules apply to the nearby T Cove too.
The F Cove, named after the shape of its lagoons in the northern Barnegat Bay, was closed in 2012, after gaining popularity as a party spot commonly featured on MTV's "Jersey Shore Reality" show.
The coves are artificial lagoons that initially were cut for a waterfront development that never happened. The surrounding land is part of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.
Concerns by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and law enforcement about environmental and public safety led to the coves being shut down until a compromise was finally reached with Brick Township officials to reopen the coves.