Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, USA

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, USA

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Living the Jersey Shore lifestyle in Point Pleasant Beach

Point Pleasant Beach is one of the most popular summer resorts on New Jersey’s scenic Barnegat Peninsula. Its famous boardwalk is an iconic landmark, combining family-friendly entertainment with the same ocean views that first enchanted real estate developers back in the 1870s. The former farmland was swiftly transformed into a stylish seaside town with many elegant hotels, summer houses, and beachfront pavilions. The lure of the Jersey Shore is just as strong today, with Point Pleasant Beach vacation rentals providing the perfect gateway to its sun-drenched beaches, gourmet restaurants, and eye-catching attractions.

Point Pleasant Beach’s family appeal

Whether it’s browsing for memorabilia in the antique center, window-shopping on Arnold Avenue, or simply soaking up the ambience in a beachside café, Point Pleasant Beach offers the ultimate in relaxing retreats. The sparkling sand beaches, gently lapped by crystal-clear waves, are safe and enjoyable playgrounds for the whole family. Sport fishing, scuba diving, and sailing keep water babies busy, while thrill-seekers can parasail high above the peninsula or skim through the surf on a jet ski. Point Pleasant Beach vacation rentals put you in charge of the program, with soothing home comforts to complete each exciting day.

Point Pleasant Beach’s fishy favorite

Jenkinson’s Aquarium, a highlight of the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk, has been a firm favorite since 1991. The aquarium offers a chance to view the marine life of the Atlantic Ocean at close quarters and learn more about the world’s precious underwater habitats. Feeding penguins, stroking stingrays, and coming face-to-face with sharks are just some of the memories that visitors take away with them. A program of behind-the-scenes tours and special theme days widens the remit. The aquarium is open year-round but seasonal hours of operation vary, so check with the venue before you visit.

Point Pleasant Beach for all seasons

The temperate climate of the Barnegat Peninsula ensures a long beach season that in a good year stretches from March through October. During the hottest months of high summer, the benefits of Point Pleasant Beach vacation rentals with a pool come into their own. The intense sun of July and August is mitigated by refreshing ocean breezes. Alfresco dining is possible even in the depths of winter, thanks to the warming effect of the Atlantic Gulf Stream, so it’s a good time to book Point Pleasant Beach vacation rentals with a barbecue and patio deck at low-season rates.

Point Pleasant Beach—part of a national network

Barnegat Bay forms part of the Intracoastal Waterway that runs the length of the US Atlantic Coast and Gulf of Mexico, from Boston, MA to Brownsville, TX. This vast transportation route enters the bay at Point Pleasant Canal, which in turns connects with the Manasquan Inlet, a famous East Coast surfing spot known for its spectacular sunsets. The Manasquan River State Wildlife Management Area provides a protected haven for wading birds, with a network of trails offering the chance to spot wildlife in its natural habitat.