The Beaton Point tract on the Manasquan River will remain the way it is.
The 9.6 acre peninsula off Beverly Beach Road in the township's Herbertsville section was preserved after the township and county split the $1,257,500 price of the property.
Officials say the site, which was , will not be developed or improved. Rather, it will remain in its natural state.
Mayor Stephen C. Acropolis said that the unspoiled plot of land was once under consideration for six or seven homes, but an outcry from residents caused the township to investigate its purchase and preservation.
"At one time, there was a plan to build homes there," he said. "Thankfully, the plan never came to fruition and we were able to work with the county freeholders to preserve this land."
Acropolis described the area as "one of the most remarkable undeveloped waterfront tracts of land in Brick Township."