Point Pleasant Beach is a borough in Ocean County situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that divides the Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean at the Manasquan Inlet, and the borough derives its name from this location. It is near Point Pleasant borough, a municipality independent of Point Pleasant Beach. Because the two are so close to each other and often “confused” with each other, I will be including some information about Point Pleasant in this section!
It was ranked the eighth-best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.
From our mile-long white sand beaches and landmark boardwalk to our first-class accommodations and incredible shopping, dining and special events, Point Pleasant Beach has it all – all year-round!
The borough’s boardwalk span the coastline from the Manasquan Inlet at the north to New Jersey Avenue in the south. The central third of the boardwalk is largely amusement rides, the Jenkinsons Arcades, pizza joints, ice cream parlors, games-of-chance and miniature golf courses. Point Pleasant Beach is also the northern terminus of the East Coast’s Intracoastal Waterway.
Point Pleasant Beach School District earns the moniker, “A Gem of the Jersey Shore.” It is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group “FG”, the fourth-highest of eight groupings.
Schools in this District are:
Accommodations – Directory of Hotels and Motels and Inns of the Point Pleasant Beach area
Antiques – Point Pleasant Beach offers antique shoppers a large selection of shops and boutiques
Bait and Tackle – Here are some area bait & tackle stores – stop in before you sail to get your supplies and local information.
Charter & Fishing Boats – Our complete directory of nearby top fishing charters and party boats sailing out the Manasquan Inlet year round
Boat Rentals – Our directory of nearby boat rentals.
Marinas – Boating Marinas featuring Kens Landing. Dockage with quick access to the ocean via the Manasquan Inlet
Water Sports – From parasailing to to kayaking and Jet skiing, you’ll find it here!
Point Pleasant beach NJ offers many opportunities for diner, lunch and even a late night snack. In and around Point Pleasant Beach you can find both informal and fine restaurants.
Here a few establishments listed: