Point Pleasant, Ocean County’s beachfront

It’s called “The Point” by anyone who lives on this crazy, zany, numero uno beachfront of Ocean County. You don’t have to live in Point Pleasant to love what it has to offer as a family vacation spot, day trip, or an all-year round home to its inhabitants.

Point Pleasant inlet

Great fishing at Point Pleasant inlet

Point Pleasant offers its visitors:

Fishing, bicycling, boating, swimming, sports, shopping, beaches, night life. Or maybe you prefer unique shops, restaurants, bakeries, ice cream stands, a well-stocked library, being close to a hospital, good schools, and houses of worship. Or maybe you just like lying in the sun doing nothing at all. Whatever it is, you can find it all here at the Jersey Shore’s premier family community. Located in Ocean County, New Jersey and named the 3rd best place to live in the July 1997 issue of U.S. by Money Magazine, Point Pleasant continues to uphold the high standards and family traditions upon which it was founded. So, whether you visit us on your computer or in your car, we say  “Welcome friend, stay as long as you can, and come back soon!”

Red's Lobster Pot

Red's Lobster Pot

Restaurants: On or off the boardwalk, there are plenty of restaurants in Point Pleasant serving fresh seafood daily.  Red’s Lobster Pot is just one recommendation.  Located at 57 Inlet Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, its quaint inside dining room or its outside dock restaurant serves up great specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Boats come in daily with fresh “catch of the day.”  There are also fishing boats leaving daily from Point Pleasant for those who want to try their luck at deep-sea fishing.

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk is an institution on Point Pleasant. With rides, games, arcades, aquarium and sweet shops, you name it, Jenkinson’s has it.  I’ll just give you a hint at  my favorite place:

 

Jenkinson's Sweet Shop

Jenkinson's Sweet Shop

Point Pleasant has so much to offer, that we’ll have to continue this adventure with the next article, the place the children love the most:  the rides.  Not only for the little kids, but the big kids too.

Photos: ©Patricia Florio

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