Beach Haven West is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Stafford Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. It is part of the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island Metro Area. Its population at the 2000 census was 4,444. The CDP has a total area of 2.2 mi². 2.0 mi² of it is land and 0.2 mi² of it (6.91%) is water.
Originally, the community had a recreation center located at intersection of Jonathan Drive, Morris Boulevard, Jennifer Lane, and Jeffrey Drive. This was later demolished in the 1980s. The Civic Association has since then been revitalized, and continues to operate at a new location on Mill Creek Road. It serves the community in many capacities, from "Mom and Me" playgroups and other Stafford Recreation-sponsored programs, to other usergroup functions (Stafford Township Regular Republican Club meetings) as well as a voting location on Election Days.
The economy is primarily based on management and financial operations, local businesses, professional services, sales and service. Construction and transport of materials is also carried out here.