BELMAR, NJ — Merryl Richards, who calls the Manutti Belmar Marina home every summer, captured this photo off the back of her boat, the Seaquel.

She and husband Don joined the marina family in 2012, shortly after Superstorm Sandy. “It’s the perfect location for us, an hour and 20 minutes from home,” she said. “The slip is in a beautiful location with an ever-changing view — from sunrise through the evening till it rises again."  

In addition to watching a constant parade for boats of all kinds and people paddling along one way or another, the couple enjoys walking or biking to downtown Belmar or biking to dinner.

“And we have great appreciation for the job the marina staff does to maintain the place and pleasant environment,” she said, adding that being nextdoor neighbors with Belmar Parasail makes it extra special.