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Point Pleasant Beach Restaurants/Night Life

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When on your Point Pleasant Beach vacation, be sure to visit some of the fabulous Restaurants and Nightclubs in town:

Area Attractions

There are many great places to visit in the area if you want to get away from the beach, encounter a rainy day or just want to see what our area has to offer! Here are a few suggestions:
  • Allaire State Park: Wall Township – offers a restored 19th-century bog iron community with beautiful grounds for picnics and hiking. Visit the nature center and Pine Creek Railroad. GSP exit 98 to Route 547. 732-938-2371.
  • Barnegat Lighthouse: Barnegat Light – One of the Jersey Shore's most familiar structures, this handsome red and white tower was restored to its original splendor in 1988 and remains a symbol of the state's proud maritime heritage. 609-494-2016.
  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park: Freehold – Molly Pitcher became famous here during the longest battle of the American Revolution. Visitor center, picnic area, and playgrounds. On Route 33, just off Route 9. 732-462-9616.
  • Monmouth Park Racetrack: Barnegat Light – Oceanport – features top-notch thoroughbred racing throughout the summer. GSP exit 105 to Route 36. 732-225-5100.
  • PNC Bank Arts Center: Holmdel – has headline entertainment all summer long. Also home to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Education Center. GSP exit 116. 732-335-0400.
  • Ocean Grove Auditorium: Ocean Grove – offers music and entertainment throughout the summer. 732-775-0035.
  • Sea Girt Lighthouse: Sea Girt – This beautiful beacon was built in 1896 to maintain continuity between the Navesink and Barnegat lights. The interior of the lighthouse has been lovingly restored by a local citizens committee and furnished in keeping with its historical period. 732-974-0514.
  • Fishing: World class fishing is right here in Point Pleasant Beach! Whether casting from the surf or from the wall on the Inlet or indulging in a half or full day party boat and private charters!
  • Casino Pier: Seaside Heights NJ – Just a short ride down Rt 35 south, the Casino Pier is a "Family Fun and Sun Resort" historically known for offering an unforgettable Jersey Shore experience with Arcades, rides, games of chance, and rare antique carousel!
  • Breakwater Beach: Seaside Heights – state-of-the-art water park with the largest interactive play area on the North Atlantic Coast! Features a toddler area, lifeguards, water slides of every variety, & much more!
  • Six Flags Great Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor: Jackson – Six Flags features three entertainment parks in one location, including the nations largest family theme park, a 350-acre wildlife preserve and "drive-through" safari, and the new Hurricane Harbor water park. 732-928-1821.
  • Jenkinsons Aquarium: Point Pleasant Beach – Exhibits such as Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, penguins, alligators and seals give you the opportunity to get up close to animals from around the globe. Another attraction, the touch tank, allows visitors to touch live animals ranging from a sea star to a sting ray!
  • Jenkinsons Nightclub: Point Pleasant Beach – Jenks Club is the premier night club on the Jersey Shore. Located on the beach in Point Pleasant and open year round, Jenks features all of the best live bands and DJs to heat up your nightlife.
  • Martells Tiki Bar: Point Pleasant Beach – Whether for its thirst quenching tropical drinks, their mouth watering dining pleasures or the tropical atmosphere, Martell's Tiki Bar is an experience like no other. Centered on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, Martell's has ability to transform you and your senses to a tropical paradise without leaving the Jersey Shore.
  • Ferrara's: 518 Arnold Avenue, (732) 899-3900.
  • Atlantic City: Just a short drive down the Garden State Parkway! Casino's, events, concerts, shops, boardwalk & more!
  • Jersey Shore Premium Outlets: Minutes away, get a head start on Holiday shopping with impressive savings at Adidas, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nike, Sony, Talbots, Theory, Tommy Hilfiger, Ugg and many more.
  • Lakewood Blue Claws: Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, nothing says summer like watching the boys of summer! FirstEnergy Park is a fun and exciting place to visit. Expect the best entertainment and the most enjoyable experience you can possibly imagine. The baseball field is family-friendly as possible with three picnic areas, party decks, expanded Kids Zone, BluePen, tiki bar and so much more.

About Point Pleasant Beach

Point Pleasant Beach was ranked the eighth best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. It was first used as a seashore playground by the Lenape Indians. In 1609, Robert Juet, crew member of Henry Hudson's "Half Moon" Crew on their way north to explore the Hudson River, noted in his journal, "This is a very good Land to fall with and a pleasant Land to see." In 1870, Captain John Arnold built a roadway to the ocean, now known as Arnold Avenue. In 1875, Captain Arnold built the first bridge over the Manasquan River, linking Point Pleasant Beach to Brielle.

This small seashore town was inhabited by hardworking men and women deeply connected to nature's abundance. Whether you farmed the land or harvested the seas, Point Pleasant Beach was the place to be. With the growth of industry, "leisure time" became part of American society. Tin shacks sprang up along the beautiful Manasquan River and inexpensive family fun at the shore became popular, drawing people from the cities down to the seaside. Harcourt Ward, Sr. and his wife, Helen, moved from East Brunswick with their young family and established Ward Realty. With the arrival of the railroad line (it used to travel all the way to Seaside), "tourism" took over. A family named Jenkinson built a pavilion and boardwalk where the squatters' shacks once stood, and modern Point Pleasant Beach hit the map. During the Depression years, CCC work projects built the new inlet and canal, creating the "Top" of the Inland Waterway. Cottages to house the workers were built near the inlet, some still standing today in the popular "bungalow colony".

Plunged again into the World War, the war effort consumed the heavy industry of the northeast, but young men and women still flocked to the shore to forget and have fun. On summer nights the boardwalk became an oasis as the vibrant sounds of Big Band music filled the air. Men wore a jacket and tie if they wanted to stroll the "boards", and HSW, Jr. ("Harkie"), looking sharp in a sailor's suit met Betty Prall, a girl from Bloomfield who came down for the day by train. Harkie grew the family business, adding insurance services, and served his community well. A life member of the First Aid Squad, he helped organize the first dive rescue team at the Jersey shore. Harkie sent himself to night school at Rutgers and modernized the Municipal Land Use Plan, authoring the comprehensive Land Use zoning map of Point Pleasant Beach, which with little change is still in use today.

Do you remember the Monkey House down by the Inlet? How about the beach train? Did you learn to swim in the saltwater pool? Point Pleasant Beach has always been a family spot. Now, a third generation operates Ward Realty. My wife, Karen, and I grew up in town and are proud to continue the tradition. Our son, James, is the fourth generation to enter the family business. While times do change, for your real estate sales, summer rentals and all your insurance needsthen as now our family makes the same simple promise to our customers:

SERVICE, COURTESY, RESULTS: Stop by and see what a REAL "legacy system" is all about!

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