Point Pleasant, NJ, USA

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Point Pleasant, NJ, USA

Point Pleasant vacation rentals

Making a point of making travelers feel at home

Small and unstuffy, Point Pleasant was once a summer resort town, but in recent decades its year-round residents have given the area a laid-back feel. Your Point Pleasant vacation rental won't be right on the ocean, but the Atlantic is just a short drive (or a long walk) away. In the meantime, visitors and residents alike get to enjoy a quieter beachfront along the Manasquan River or Beaver Dam Creek. With its low-key restaurants, quaint museums, and picturesque fishing spots, Point Pleasant makes travelers feel like they've stumbled on a sunnier, sandier version of home.

A serene shoreline _ Point Pleasant's riverfront beaches

The family-friendly charm of the town is on display at its beaches on the Manasquan River, and any Point Pleasant vacation rental will be within 2 miles of both. For swimmers, River Avenue Beach is the place to be in summer, with its white sands, playground, and picnic area. If you'd prefer a peaceful walk with a view, Maxson Avenue Beach is ideal. It's also open in summer and has a quieter vibe, plus a shaded riverside walkway, and a pier that serves as a popular fishing spot for locals and visitors alike.

Scream your head off or fill it with facts _ your choice!

For a little history, travelers visit the Bay Head Historical Society Museum, open from May to October. Set on a restored 1867 estate, the museum offers art and historical exhibits, plus flower and seagrass gardens that are a treat for adults and a relief for any fidgety kids in your crew. Vacationers love Jenkinson's Boardwalk too, just a 10-minute drive from Point Pleasant in neighboring Point Pleasant Beach. The boardwalk features restaurants, amusement park rides (some kid-friendly, some scream-worthy), and an aquarium that's open all year long.

Easy to love that even-keeled coastal climate

The coastal climate in Point Pleasant means seasonal temperatures don't get melodramatic. On hot summer days, temps in the high 80s are eased by ocean breezes. Spring and fall are warmer than in the adjacent inland areas, and winters are cold but not crazy, with temps rarely sinking below freezing. Summer is the most popular time to be at the Jersey Shore, so you can look for a Point Pleasant vacation rental at a bargain price in winter. You won't be doing much swimming, but winter waves hitting the beach are a beautiful sight.

Fins and feathers everywhere you look in Point Pleasant

There's plenty of coastal wildlife in Point Pleasant, whether you're looking to catch it or just enjoy it. In addition to the fishing pier on Maxson Avenue Beach, you'll find bluefish, bass, and fluke in the Point Pleasant Canal. Nature lovers and birdwatchers can flock to the Slade Dale Sanctuary, host to an active osprey tower and a breeding ground for fish, birds, and other wildlife. You can reach it on foot or by kayak, and hike the trails crisscrossing 13 acres of woods and marshland.