Point Pleasant Beach is a town located on the Jersey Shore in the coastal portion of Ocean County. It is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long narrow barrier that divides the Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The town is just south of Manasquan and borders the additional town of Point Pleasant Borough.
Point Pleasant Beach offers various shopping areas, restaurants, and small businesses primarily located along the water or on the town’s boardwalk. The Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk is approximately one mile long. The boardwalk offers amusement rides, the Jenkinson’s Arcades, pizza joints, ice cream parlors, games of chance and miniature golf.
Point Pleasant Beach is home to various styles of homes with a medium sale price of approximately $350,000. It has a current population of approximately 4,700 residents and 1,985 households. The town has a k-8 elementary school named the G. Harold Antrim Elementary School and its own high school for grades 9-12 entitled The Point Pleasant Beach High School.
The town is surrounded by its beautiful beaches, lively boardwalk, and local parks. The town’s recreation department provides various activities including basketball, baseball, soccer etc.
Point Pleasant Beach is noteworthy for being ranked the eighth best beached in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium.
Point Pleasant Beach offers a fine array of real estate options. Whether you are looking for a single family home or a condo/townhouse, the agents at The Connolly Agency have the local knowledge and the experience to help you find the home of your dreams.
The Point Pleasant School District consists of a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Point Pleasant Beach, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. In addition to the students of Point Pleasant Beach the district serves the students of Bay Head and Lavallette for grades 9-12 and those from Mantoloking for K-12, as part of sending/receiving relationships. Some outside tuition students attend both schools. In addition, Point Pleasant Beach students can attend one of the five academy nationally-ranked schools in the Ocean County Vocational School District. There are also a variety of private and parochial schools at both the elementary and high school levels in the immediate area.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH TRANSPORTATION
Located approximately 65 miles from New York City, Point Pleasant Beach is served by several public and private transportation operations.
Point Pleasant Beach is located along the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line. This line runs from Bayhead, NJ, in the south to Hoboken, NJ, Newark Penn Station, and New York City Penn Station and connects riders to Amtrack and Newark Airport.
Point Pleasant Beach is served by NJ Transit Buses with routes throughout New Jersey.
In addition, a number of private commuter bus companies operate in the area, including Academy Bus (www.academybus.com), providing daily service to New York City, Philadelphia, Atlantic City and points between.
Point Pleasant Beach is served by several nearby international and regional airports offering a variety of travel options.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Newark NJ (50 miles)
JFK International Airport (JFK), Jamaica NY (70 miles)
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), Philadelphia, PA (83 miles)
Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Atlantic City NJ (70 miles)
Monmouth Executive Airport (BLM), Wall Township NJ (8 miles)