Photos by Helen Mannion
Point Pleasant Beach at a glance
Population: about 5,400
Area: 1.7 square miles
Near: Neighboring beach towns like Lavallette and Seaside Heights
Entertainment: Boardwalk with arcades, skill games and rides; public beaches; kayaking; fishing; parasailing; scuba diving lessons and seafood restaurants
Transportation from Rider: By car, Point Pleasant is about an hour away from Rider. Parking is either metered or costs from $4 to $10 at parking lots.