Point Pleasant NJ


Point Pleasant, NJ
Point Pleasant NJ

ACCOMMODATIONS
Point Pleasant Real Estate
Point Pleasant Rentals
Point Pleasant Hotels
Sandcastle Inn

RECREATION
Jenkinsons
Jenkinsons Aquarium
Fishing
Party Boats
Big Mohawk Party Boat
Marina
Surfing
Point Pleasant Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Lifeguards
NJ Tuna Fishing

ENTERTAINMENT
Point Pleasant Restaurants
Point Pleasant Shopping
Point Pleasant Bars


INFORMATION
Point Pleasant Boro
Point Pleasant Beach
Point Pleasant Slideshow
Point Pleasant Directions



Point Pleasant Beach NJ:
The land known as Point Pleasant Beach NJ, inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians in 1609, was first spotted by the Sea Captain Henry Hudson from the deck of his ship, the "Half Moon" as he made his way north up the NJ Coast past Bay Head.

The Borough of Point Pleasant Beach NJ was not established until several hundred years later - June 2, 1886. Quaker Settlers arrived in the area during the 1700's. In the early 1800's, summer tourism began when local farmers started to open their houses to boarders. Typically charging $8.00 a week, tourists would get room & board as well as a wagon ride to the beach.


In the 1870's, Sea Captain John Arnold bought land and built a roadway to the ocean - now known as Arnold Avenue. Shortly afterwards, train service from New York and Philadelphia began, with the first train arriving on July 3, 1880.
To attract more investors, in 1877 the Point Pleasant Land Company bought 250 acres and began selling lots. In 1878 a horse drawn tolley began service for tourists.

Point Pleasant NJ Beach

Point Pleasant NJ Beach



The boardwalk was not built until 1890. However, it was a shappy structure that blew away two years later. The amusement area was switched to Clark's Landing on the Manasquan River. Point Pleasant shares the Manasquan Inlet with Manasquan New Jersey, one of the better Point Pleasant Fishing spots along the Jersey Shore.It was not until 1915 that the permanent boardwalk was installed along the beachfront. It ran the entire length of Point Pleasant Beach NJ, however, the hurricane of 1938 shortened it to it's present length.

Jenkinsons - Point Pleasant NJ

Jenkinsons Point Pleasant Beach NJ



The boardwalk began to see many more amusements and attractions as Orlo Jenkinson built Jenkinson's Swimming Pool & Pavilion in the late 1920's. Within a short time, the boardwalk was full of big bands and dancing.
Jenkinsons at Point Pleasant Beach NJ has remained a premier Jersey Shore Boardwalk, with its first class Jenkinsons Aquarium, rides, live entertainment and amusements. Downtown Point Pleasant Beach NJ boasts a thriving shopping district with a myriad of premiere antique establishments, making the area a great location for all ages.



RESTAURANTS
La Dolce Vita
Mr. C's Beach Bistro
Rod's Tavern
Frankie's Bar and Grill

PROFESSIONALS
NJ Hypnosis
Hypnosis CD's
Chiropractor
Physical Therapy

SERVICES
General Contractor NJ
Automatic Door Service
Physical Therapy in NJ
Favorite Limos
NJ Contractor
Window Treatments
Environmental Services
Limousine Service
Dry Cleaning
Wedding Planner
Sea Girt Real Estate

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