Introduction to Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 3 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey and 45 miles S of New York, New York. The town is home to some 5,314 residents.

Point Pleasant Beach History

The Leni Lanape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this area. The Point Pleasant Beach borough was founded on June 2, 1886. Summer tourism began in the area in 1800, when Thomas Cook opened a farmhouse nearby. Captain John Arnold helped turn Point Pleasant into a tourist destination. During the 1870s, Arnold had a roadway built to the ocean. He also built a bridge over the Manasquan River, stretching through to Brielle. Railway service was also extended to Point Pleasant Beach because of Captain Arnold.

Point Pleasant Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
  • Monmouth Battlefield
  • Berkeley Island County Park
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Stephen Crane House

Things To Do In Point Pleasant Beach

The Point Pleasant Amusement Area, Lakewood Blue Claws, and Jenkinson's Aquarium offer provisions for a wide range of recreational activities. The Stephen Crane House, the Allaire Village, and the Ocean County Historical Museum are all nearby as well. Local parjs include the Allaire State Park, Cattus Island Park and Nature Center, the Double Trouble State Park, and Ocean County Park. The Bel-Air Golf Club, the Bey Lea Municipal Golf Course, and the Spring Meadow Golf Course are some of the local golf courses.

Point Pleasant Beach Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Point Pleasant Beach Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Brookdale Community College, Princeton Theological Seminary and Burlington County College.


Total Population 4,604
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,200
Age of the Population 47


% of people married 54.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $100,438
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%


People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,521
Median House Value $555,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 8.1%
Irish 32.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Point Pleasant Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles S of New York, New York
County Ocean
Standard Zip Codes 08742
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.091
Longitude -74.048

Point Pleasant Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Point Pleasant Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Point Pleasant Boro (08742)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay Head 992 $131,806
Brick 74,991 $87,212
Brielle 4,769 $142,868
Manasquan 5,830 $114,286
Mantoloking 340 $148,750
Sea Girt 1,683 $143,125

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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