Originally regarded as a summer resort area, Point Pleasant Beach
is now a bustling, year-round community and the proud home of the
most family-oriented boardwalk at the shore. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk,
a mile-long destination, is perfect for the whole family, with attractions
including an aquarium, an amusement park, arcades and games of
chance. The Boards, as they are commonly called, house three minigolf
courses, batting cages, and sweet shops and other boardwalk
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is conveniently accessible by car, train or bus.
It’s just minutes off the Garden State Parkway and Route 195, one
hour south of New York City, one hour north of Atlantic City and about
an hour and 15 minutes from Philadelphia. Point Pleasant Beach is
also one of the few Ocean County Tourism destinations that can be
reached directly by NJTRANSIT via the Point Pleasant Beach Station
of the North Jersey Coast Line. This makes it a fun destination to visit
for the day with friends, completely accessible to those who live north
along the shore and into New York City. The Point Pleasant beaches,
open from 9 am to 5 pm during the summer months, allow both
guarded swimming and surfing and with beach tags.
stay as long as you can,
and come back soon.
Fishing, bicycling, boating,
swimming, sports, shopping,
night life. . . . Or maybe you
prefer visiting unique shops,
restaurants, bakeries, ice
cream stands or a wellstocked
library or just lying in
the sun doing nothing at all.
Whatever it is, you can find it
all here in the Jersey Shore’s
premier family community.
Photo courtesy of Jenkinsons