Point Pleasant Beach

For family-friendly beachside fun, it’s hard to beat Point Pleasant Beach. The expansive beach is kept crystal clean and the Boardwalk is great for kids (of any age) with  dozens of rides along with games of chance, some of the most competitive miniature golf at the beach and Jenkinson’s Aquarium.
 
All of the required indulgences are offered along the mile-long Boardwalk, including waffles and ice cream, sausage and peppers, popcorn and cotton candy. There are numerous other dining opportunities, from on-the-go to full-service.
 
Off the Boardwalk, there’s year-round entertainment and dining centered along Arnold Ave., with choices including Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club and Europa South restaurant for Portuguese cuisine.
 
And if it’s not beach weather, don’t despair: Point Pleasant Beach is also an antiquers’ delight. Both Bay and Arnold avenues have a number of spots to hunt for hidden treasures and the Point Pavillion Antique Centre offers over 60 dealers conveniently located under one roof.
 

Location

United States
40° 5' 26.448" N, 74° 3' 5.8608" W
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Point Pleasant Beach
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For family-friendly beachside fun, it’s hard to beat Point Pleasant Beach. The expansive beach is kept crystal clean and the Boardwalk is great for kids (of any age) with  dozens of rides along with games of chance, some of the most competitive miniature golf at the beach and Jenkinson’s Aquarium.
 
All of the required indulgences are offered along the mile-long Boardwalk, including waffles and ice cream, sausage and peppers, popcorn and cotton candy. There are numerous other dining opportunities, from on-the-go to full-service.
 
Off the Boardwalk, there’s year-round entertainment and dining centered along Arnold Ave., with choices including Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club and Europa South restaurant for Portuguese cuisine.
 
And if it’s not beach weather, don’t despair: Point Pleasant Beach is also an antiquers’ delight. Both Bay and Arnold avenues have a number of spots to hunt for hidden treasures and the Point Pavillion Antique Centre offers over 60 dealers conveniently located under one roof.
 


 Don’t miss:

• Casual dining at Martell’s Tiki Bar on the Boardwalk (with premium beachside seating) or Jack Baker's Wharfside Restaurant (sweeping view of Gull's Island).
 
• Festival of the Sea, a massive street fair held every September that's in its fourth decade, with many, many special events.
 
Local secret:
Less expected than standard Boardwalk fare, but just as entertaining, is Jenkinson’s Aquarium.
 
With everything from alligators to sharks, penguins to seals and even a touch tank for curious hands, this is the perfect place to get out of the sun and up close and personal with sea creatures big and small.

 

 

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