Deal Lake is the northern border of Asbury Park. It is the largest lake in Monmouth County. It does not appear very big because it is made up mostly of branches. The main basin is like a thick branch itself. The intimate western "tentacles" carve out several small towns, as shown below.
Image 1.2.1. View of Deal Lake, looking west from above the beachfront.
The above photo shows the north side of ASBURY PARK and the boroughs of WANAMASSA, INTERLAKEN, LOCH ARBOUR , ALLENHURST and WEST ALLENHURST. The wealthy town of DEAL is just outside the picture, to the right.
Now let's jump to the left (south) across town and see the other side of Asbury.