Sea Girt is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Sea Girt was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 29, 1917, from portions of Wall Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 1, 1917. The borough was named for the estate of Comm. Robert F. Stockton, who had purchased a property in the area in 1853. In the Forbes magazine 2012 rankings of “America’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes”, the borough was ranked 197th, with a median price of $1,135,184.
Sea Girt Light began operation on December 10, 1896, and is located at Ocean Avenue and Beacon Boulevard. The lighthouse is one of only 20 lighthouses in the state of New Jersey that remain in existence. The Intelligent Whale, an experimental hand-cranked submarine based on an 1863 design, is on display at the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey. Both the New Jersey State Police and New Jersey Department of Corrections have their training facilities in Sea Girt. The New Jersey State Police Academy provides a program for recruits on a residential basis that provides training over a 25-week period.
The Sea Girt School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Sea Girt Elementary School. For the 2005 school year, Sea Girt Elementary School was one of four schools in New Jersey recognized by the United States Department of Education as a recipient of the National Blue Ribbon Award, the highest level of recognition awarded to an American school.