Point Pleasant Beach

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Point Pleasant Beach is a small borough in the New Jersey Shore region. This seaside community is often called Point Pleasant by tourists. In fact Point Pleasant Beach, a coastal town that sees a large influx of summer visitors, is a separate political entity from its western neighbor - Point Pleasant.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • From Northern New Jersey/New York

Travel South along the Garden State Parkway until Exit 98. Follow Rt. 34 South until it becomes Rt. 35 South and follow it over the bridge. Make a left at Arnold Avenue (3rd light) and follow signs to your destination.

  • From Southern New Jersey/Atlantic City

Take Garden State Parkway Exit 88. Proceed to Rt 70 (About 3 miles) Make Left on Rt 70 and proceed to Rt 35 South (About. 7 miles).

  • From Philadelphia/West Area

Take NJ Turnpike to exit 7a for Rt 195 East. Proceed to East to Exit 35A (Brielle). for Rt. 34 South. Follow directions above from 34.

By air[edit]

  • Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark (New Jersey) +1 973 961-6000, fax +1 973 961-6259. Major airport with restaurants, shops on-site.
  • Atlantic City International Airport, Atlantic City +1 609 645-7895. Small airport usually used by those within the Atlantic County area. Spirit Airlines and Delta Connection COMAIR flights daily.

Get around[edit]

On foot[edit]

  • Point Pleasant Beaches' attractions are all confined to one area and are all within walking distance to each other. Walking is a good option especially in the months of May-September when tourist season is at its peak and finding parking can be difficult. The boardwalk includes a residential stretch perfect for a quiet and scenic evening stroll.

By bike[edit]

  • It is common to see residents and tourists riding their bikes along the boardwalk during the summer months. Bikes are also ridden within the town to and from various destinations. Bikes and surray bikes are available for rent on the boardwalk for those who do not bring their own. It is a great option if you are looking to get exercise and transportation at the same time.

By car[edit]

  • Rent a Car if you are planning on traveling outside of Point Pleasant Beach or seeing other destinations than the beach or boardwalk. If you are planning on driving to the beach be prepared to pay for parking or walk if you prefer the free parking on the streets.

By taxi[edit]

Taxi service is available from Point Pleasant (New Jersey). These are used at night by those who take advantage of the bar scene, or used by those who are in a real rush and do not have a car nearby.

  • A Affordable Taxi - Point Pleasant, NJ +1 732 892-8294
  • All City Taxi-Point Pleasant, NJ, +1 732 892-5600.
  • Briggs Transportation Service- 508 Washington Ave, Point Pleasant, NJ +1 732 892-0465.
  • Point Pleasant Cab-Point Pleasant, NJ, +1 733 892-1313.

See[edit]

  • Jenkinson's Aquariumat end of boardwalk. Air-conditioned aquarium with extensive variety of sea creatures, hands-on workshops for kids. $10, seniors/children $6.

Do[edit]

Jenkinson's Boardwalk
  • Castaway Cove Miniature GolfJenkinson's Boardwalk, Central Avenue. 11AM-1AM. Two mini-golf courses; one goes down to the caves of the cove and through waterfalls, the other goes outside and on top of the course giving a perfect aerial view of the boardwalk and beach.
  • Fishingː "The Wall" at the Manasquan Inlet is the point where the Atlantic meets the Manasquan River, and an excellent place to fish year round.
  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk300 Ocean Avenue +1 732 899 0555. Along the side of the beach; arcades, snack shacks, games, mini-golf. Jenkinson's Pavilion Arcade & Fun House offers a variety of games and prizes as well as a crazy fun house full of trick mirrors and mazes. Jenkinson's Amusement Rides offers rides for all ages: a carousel, convoy race, crazy bus, dizzy dragons, and a train that goes around the whole perimeter of the park for younger kids; swings, bumper cars, starship, tilt-a-whirl, Moby Dick, twister, tornado, super Himalaya and a rock wall for older kids and adults. The park opens noon daily, end of May to early September. Ticket prices vary; on wristband days, unlimited access to the rides is $15 dollars a person.
  • Parasailing35 Broadway +1 732 714-2FLY (359). Be adventurous and see the sights from up in the air.
  • Point Pleasant Beach. Public beaches with scenic view of the Jersey Shore. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, season badges or daytime passes can be purchased for a fee and lifeguards are on duty 9-5 daily.
  • Sailboats:
    • The Dauntless47 Broadway (Broadway Basin),  +1 732 892-4298. A sailboat which sails year-round, offering fishing trips. Galley serves hamburgers, soda, coffee and tea. Music and television on board. Free parking at dock.
    • MIMI VI415 Broadway (Spikes Dock),  +1 732 370-8019. Sailboat that can be rented for anything from birthday cruises, fireworks cruises, marriage ceremonies, class reunions and holiday parties to fishing expeditions.

Weekly events[edit]

  • Big Joe's Jersey Talent ShowPavilion Beach Stage. Sundays, mid-June to end-August. Point Pleasant Beach visitors and residents showcase all the talent they have.
  • Fireworks. Thursday evenings, June-August. A magnificent fireworks display right on the boardwalk after sunset.
  • Jenkinson's Music FestInlet Beach Stage. Wednesday nights, end-June to end-August. Watch different performances from live bands every week.

Annual events[edit]

  • Festival of the Sea. Annual end of summer bash with shopping and seafood from local restaurants. Crab cakes, shrimp skewers and lobster; hundreds of craft vendors.

Buy[edit]

  • Alex's Bait and Tackle9 Inlet Drive +1 732 295-9268. All the equipment for a day of fishing by the sea.
  • Jenkinson's Sweet Shopon Jenkinson Boardwalk. Salt water taffy, caramel and candy apples, homemade fudge.
  • Peck's Primitives (Point Pleasant Antique Emporium), Bay & Trenton Ave +1 732-892-2222. One of fifteen shops and antique stores in Point Pleasant's Antique Emporium. Treasures of the past, local memorabilia to world-renown items and artifacts.
  • Sea View Sweets312 Boardwalk +1 732 899 0022. Old time candy shoppe right on the boardwalk featuring delicious hand-made chocolates, fudge, and salt water taffy
  • Splinter's Country Woodworking624 Bay Avenue +1 732-899-9611. Shop/workshop specializing in hand crafted, wood carved items that are unique and rustic.

Eat[edit]

  • InletJenkinson's Boardwalk. Small beach bar on the boardwalk. Cheesesteaks, hot dogs, French fries. Frozen drinks or cocktails at any time of day.
  • Jenkinson's Pavilion300 Boardwalk +1 732 899-0569. Pizza, burgers and chicken fingers. Sushi and raw bar. Deli counter. Can get very crowded during the summer months.
  • Joey Tomatoes311 Central Ave +1 732 295-2624. Fresh thin crust pizza on the Jenkinson's Boardwalk, by the slice or pie.
  • Martell's Sea Breeze308 Boardwalk +1 732-892-0131. Salads, burgers, wraps, steak and seafood. Restaurant indoors, Tiki Bar outside, wide range of American food and specials. Popular but can be on the pricey side.
  • Ocean Bay Diner1517 Ocean Ave +1 732 295-1070. 24hrs. Everything from gravy fries and Taylor ham to burgers and Italian specialties. Breakfast.
  • Offshore Restaurant & Pub Bar225 Ocean Avenue +1 732-892-2848. Casual. Seafood, sandwiches, burgers, open year round.
  • Red's Lobster Pot Restaurant57 inlet drive (right on the Manasquan River),  +1 732 295 6622. Fresh seafood delivered daily from local ships. Pricey, but worth the money.
  • Spano's719 Arnold Avenue +1 732-701-1600. Italian. Steak, pasta, pizza. Dining in the steak & chop house and a more casual eatery with Joe Spano's Tomato Pies. Hall rental for parties and special occasions.
  • Surf Taco1300 Richmond Ave +1 732 701 9000. Coastal cuisine in a surf shack-like setting, salsa bar, Tsunami food challenge.

Drink[edit]

  • The Ark Pub & Eatery401 Sea Avenue (Route 35),  +1 732-295-1122. Over 40 beer selections. Appetizer menu includes nachos, wings and mozzarella sticks. Party room for up to 70 people.
  • Boardwalk Bar & Grill106 Randall Avenue +1 732-899-3272. 7AM-2AM daily. Seafood, burgers, salads, full bar, live performances, happy hours, a meal at any time for over-21 crowd.
  • Frankie's Bar and Grill:414 Richmond Avenue +1 732 892-6000.
  • Jenks Club300 Ocean Avenue (Pkwy & Boardwalk),  +1 732-899-0569. Fri-Sat nights fall/winter, daily in summer. Club/bar open year round, live bands and DJs.
  • Off Shore Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge:255 Ocean Avenue +1 732 892-2848.

Sleep[edit]

This listing covers just Point Pleasant Beach. See Point Pleasant (New Jersey)#Sleep for additional options in Wall, South Wall and Point Pleasant.

Hotels[edit]

  • White Sands Oceanfront Resort1205 Ocean Ave +1 732 899-3370, toll-free: +1-888-558-8958. Resort on private stretch of Point Pleasant Beach, indoor heated swimming pool, two outdoor pools, Firefly Restaurant, fitness centre, banquet and conference facilities. Sea Spa and Salon (+1 732-714-1220) is a relaxing, full service spa offering Zen envelopment treatment, aromatherapy treatment and everything from manicures and pedicures to hair design.

Motels[edit]

  • Amethyst Beach Motel202 Arnold Ave. +1 732 899-3600. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. Dining room, outdoor pool, wired Internet, continental breakfast served on patio. No pets allowed. Overlooks Jenkinson's boardwalk.
  • Atlantic Motel215 Broadway +1 732 899-7711. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. Fifty room Jersey Shore motel, outdoor pool. No pets allowed, must be 21 years or older to rent.
  • Colonial Motel210 Arnold +1 732 899-2394. Pool, continental breakfast, two blocks from beach and boardwalk. Single and double rooms, suites.
  • Dunes Motel1601 Ocean Ave. +1 732 903-7777. By the ocean, parallel to the beach. Outdoor pool, free parking, shuttle service to the boardwalk.
  • Shore Point Motel205 Broadway +1 732 892-7075. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. No visitors, no pets. Refrigerators. Outdoor pool 9AM-7PM. A few blocks away from the beach.
  • Surfside Motel101 Broadway +1 732 899-1109. Outdoor pool, wi-fi, refrigerators in rooms. Small family owned and operated motel on the north end of town; the Bilotti family grew up vacationing in Point Pleasant Beach and decided to purchase a house and motel there. Three blocks from beach, boardwalk and Manasquan inlet; suited for families and children.

B&B and guest houses[edit]

  • The Tower Cottage203 Forman Ave, toll-free: +1-877-766-2693. A restored Queen Anne Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn. Geared more towards couples and business travelers than to families, the inn bills itself as a romantic getaway spot with beautifully decorated rooms.

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