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North America > United States of America > Mid-Atlantic > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean County > Point Pleasant (New Jersey)

Point Pleasant

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Point Pleasant is a small borough in the New Jersey Shore region. This close-to-the-coast community is often confused with its coastal neighbor, Point Pleasant Beach.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

  • From Northern New Jersey NJ - 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 right at Arnold Avenue (3rd light).

By plane[edit]

  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR IATA) --in Newark, major airport with restaurants and shops spread throughout.
  • Atlantic City International Airport (ACY IATA) --in Atlantic City, small airport with Spirit Airlines, and Delta Connection Comair flights daily.

Get around[edit]

By taxi[edit]

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

See[edit]

  • New Jersey Museum of Boating, 1800 Bay Ave (at Meadow Avenue), +1 732-606-7605. 10AM-4PM daily. Johnson Boat Works Building 13, museum and nautical library, educational programs. Various maritime artifacts illustrate the history of boating in New Jersey.

Do[edit]


  • Beach - Spending a day on the beach is always a fantastic idea in Point Pleasant, where there is only a minimal fee to enjoy the beach. Life guards are working on the beaches from 9am to 5pm everyday. The entrance to the beach can be found directly across from the Dunes Motel on Ocean Avenue.
  • Surfing - During the off hours, surfers gather at "The Pocket" area at the inlet. The only area to find surfers during open hours would be at the public access. Nearby Manasquan offers surfers a chance to find waves. Because of the inlet formation, it is recommended to give this area a try.
  • Swimming - Private pay beaches offer individual lifeguard towers which are spread out throughout the beach. Surfers or visitors can find surf conditions marked by flags flying. Swimming at the public beach area is "At your own risk".
  • Point Pleasant Boardwalk - The most popular place to be on the weekends is at the boardwalk. All along the southern stretch of the boardwalk you can find arcades, wheels of chance, games of skill, food, rides and gift shops. At the north end you can visit Jenkinson's Aquarium and stop at the fun house right near the middle. You can also relax and have a few drinks at Martell's Tiki Bar and Jenkinson's Nightclub here.
  • Scuba Diving - Different places to enjoy scuba diving would be The Railroad Bridge and the Manasquan Inlet.
  • Marinas- There are many different marinas for a visitor who enjoys boating and fishing to choose from. The premiere fishing grounds are easily accessible right from town. Some choices are: Ken's Landing, Brielle Marine Basin, Canyon River Club Marina, Clark's Landing Marina, Forsberg's Boat Works, Garden State Marina, Hoffman's Marina, Johnson Brothers Boat Works, Southside Marina.
  • Gyms and Spas- It is suggested as a visitor to call ahead to the business and make prior arrangements. A few local gyms and spas are: Beach Pilates & Massage, East Meets West Spa, Gold's Gym, Health Matters Foods & Vitamin, Hoffman, Chiropractic & Wellness, Meridian Life Center, Pampered Soul, Point Fitness & Health, Inc., Sea Coast Chiropractor.

Events[edit]

Weekly events in June, July, and August:

  • Sundays: Worship on the Beach, sponsored by Central United Methodist Church. This takes place at 7:30am at beachfront between Forman & Ocean Avenue.
  • Mondays: Children's Beach Shows. This takes place at 7PM at South Beach.
  • Tuesdays: Wristband Day. This takes place during 12PM to 6pm at the Amusement Park.
  • Wednesdays: Festival of the Atlantic Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea. Conductor: Father Alphonse Stephenson. This takes place at 7:30pm at Inlet Beach.
  • Thursdays: Fireworks in July and August after dark (starts June 26) at the Boardwalk.
  • Fridays: Wristband Night. This takes place during 5PM to 11PM at the Amusement Park.

Annual scheduled events

  • Easter Egg Hunt: April 5th at the Boardwalk starting at 1PM.
  • Easter Parade: April 12th at the Boardwalk starting at 1PM.
  • Mother's Day at the Jenkinson's Aquarium: May 10th.
  • Jazz and Blues Fest: June 20th at the Municipal Parking Lot from 12PM to 9PM.

Annual Festival of the Sea

  • September 18th from 10AM to 7PM. This is one event in Point Pleasant that shouldn't be missed as it has been celebrated annually since 1975. This seafood festival is held downtown on Arnold and Bay Avenues. Local restaurants and vendors provide a variety of seafood such as crab cakes, shrimp skewers, paella, soups and bisques, lobster. There are also many other food options. There are also many craft vendors featuring handmade items.

Buy[edit]

Point Pleasant offers various small boutiques and at least a half-dozen antique shops.

  • The Clock & Antiques Shop-726a Arnold Avenue
  • The Company Store Antiques and Gifts-Corner of Bay & Trenton Ave.
  • Wildflower Antiques-1225 Bay Avenue
  • Shore Antique Center-300 Rte. 35
  • Jessica's Antiques-622 Bay Avenue
  • Avenue Antiques and Gifts-638 Arnold Avenue
  • Antique Emporium- Located at the corner of Bay & Trenton Ave

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Sleep[edit]

This listing covers Point Pleasant, Wall and South Wall only. Most of the beachfront motels are in Point Pleasant Beach; see Point Pleasant Beach#Sleep.

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