Introduction to Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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.