Point Pleasant beaches are perched along the Barnegat Peninsula, which separates the bay of the same name from the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re looking for a classic shoreline getaway, you’ll find it in Point Pleasant New Jersey. The seaside resort town features all of the building blocks for a great vacation. All in view of […]
Point Pleasant is a charming seaside resort nestled along the Barnegat Peninsula, a strip of land that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Barnegat Bay. Here, you find all the elements of a classic beach vacation—an exciting boardwalk, seaside amusements, and of course, great beaches. With a long list of hotels, shops, and restaurants, Point Pleasant has everything you need to enjoy an escape to the shore.
The boardwalk, called Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, winds more than a mile, separating the town from its beaches. Although it’s smaller than the boardwalks in Atlantic City or Coney Island, the boardwalk still offers everything you’d expect for a classic East Coast boardwalk. You could try your hand at the midway games and enjoy the rides. There are plenty of sweet shops and snack stands along the way, and at the end of the boardwalk, you’ll find an aquarium that’s well worth a visit.
Stepping off the boardwalk will get you to some of the best beaches along the New Jersey Shore. Point Pleasant offers a mix of city-managed beaches and privately run strips of sand and shore. Many of the beaches features showers and changing areas. If you visit one of the smaller beaches, visitor amenities won’t be more than a short walk away.
Lifeguards watch over many of the beaches, including Maxson Avenue Beach and River Avenue Beach. In the summertime, a beach badge is required for these beaches and the others managed by the city. Others, especially the small, unguarded Point Pleasant beaches, are free to enjoy in any season.