Manahawkin is a census-designated place and unincorporated area contained within Stafford Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 2,004.
Manahawkin is the gateway to the resort communities on Long Beach Island, with Route 72 providing the sole road access, ending in Ship Bottom as it crosses Manahawkin Bay via the Manahawkin Bay Bridge (formally known as the Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge).
Manahawkin is located at 39°41?45?N 74°15?13?W / 39.695866°N 74.253511°W / 39.695866; -74.253511.
Nearby cities include Forked River, Pine Beach, Beachwood, Ocean Gate, Port Republic.