Point Pleasant justly prides itself on being a family community. It is a vibrant year round town and most of the locals live and work right nearby and love it. But that doesn't stop it from being one of the most fun shore towns in New Jersey. What a spot! Great boardwalk with rides, fun nightlife and fabulous beaches. Lots of houses for rent for summer visitors, plus shops, restaurants and fun attractions to keep the whole family busy for a day or for a vacation.
There is also an active fishing fleet, right at the docks on the Manasquan River, so fresh fish at restaurants like Jack Baker's Wharfside, the Lobster Shanty, or Red's Lobster Pot are a foregone conclusion, and the town is noted for its famous seafood festival every summer. But if you prefer to go out and get a fresh one of your own, there is a sizable Party Boat fleet to accommodate you.
There is a large public beach, of course, but also a couple of small
private beaches that sell daily or seasonal passes. But the liveliness
of this great town centers around
These famous local landmarks are unique attractions that offer
restaurants, bars, dancing, an aquarium, fireworks, and so much more.
One of the best ways to enjoy a Caribbean vacation without the trouble and expense is to sit on Martell's beach and order something tall and cool brought to your beach chair! Fireworks, concerts on the beach and the beautiful expanse of ocean keep patrons there throughout the night as well as during the day. The bar hosts some of the hottest acts on the Jersey Shore, and a great crowd of regulars.
Whether you are there for a bite to eat, a relaxing drink (or a cool thirst quencher), to dance or to meet, you will not be disappointed at Martell's. You can check out the action on their webcam or their photo gallery.
Yes, there is a lively crowd there, but a few steps away, the kiddies are entertained with Jenkinson's kiddie rides or the great aquarium. (Great local tip: buy tickets on Easter Sunday at half price and use them all season long! You can even get them online.) This town seems to have a bit of a split personality because the 20 and 30 somethings love it to party hearty, but there is no end to the fun things for kids such as arcades, water parks and rides.
This pleasant town is also well and justly known for its large selection of antique shops, with a loyal following who keep the stock fresh with new "old stuff". And the shops on and around Arnold Avenue are great way to spend a break from the beach. Plus, Point Pleasant has more than its fair share of great restaurants, especially Italian restaurants!
And if partying, shopping, eating and drinking are not enough for you, be sure to check out all the great activities you can beat yourself up with nearby: parasailing, kayaking, jetskiing, sailing; if it is on or near the water you can do it on your Point Pleasant vacation.
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