Bronc Meets World: Point Pleasant Beach

Photos by Helen Mannion

The boardwalk is a fun place to bring children. Rides and arcades take up residence on much of the pier, so there is never a shortage of attractions.

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.

Martell’s Tiki Bar is one of Jenkinson’s Boardwalk’s most popular restaurants. It extends beyond the shoreline into the water. The Tiki Bar features live entertainment throughout the season and even offers exclusive membership through its Beach Club.
The fisherman’s memorial at Loughran’s Point honors fishermen lost at sea.
The Manasquan Inlet connects to the Atlantic Ocean and is a great place for fishing year-round. Private and charter boats pass through the inlet on a daily basis.
Fishing off the inlet wall is a common activity once the weather warms up.
For locals and tourists interested in setting out to sea, Ken’s Landing on Broadway features several charter boats.
Kohr’s Frozen Custard is a Jersey Shore staple, serving a variety of frozen treats.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk attracts locals and tourists throughout most of the year with its various shops and restaurants.
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