Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk,
Amusements & Arcades
The Famous Boardwalk
The Boardwalk Facing South of Arnold Ave.
In the summer, our boardwalk comes alive! Friday and
Saturday Nights are packed with visitors from all over the area.
Weekdays are typically not crowded until school lets out in mid
June. The municipal parking lot is metered and a quarter buys you
20 minutes. There are also a few private pay lots that charge from
$4.00 to $12.00 depending on the crowds and the time of year. You
will find metered parking on Ocean Avenue and a few adjacent streets.
If free parking is what you have in mind, be prepared to walk a
The Boardwalk Facing North
of Arnold Ave.
All along the southern stretch of the boards (where the action
is,) you will find arcades, wheels of chance, games of skill, food,
rides and gift shops. I wonder what the hot item will be this year?
Hopefully not that Billy Bass talking fish again!
Jenkinson's Aquarium is located on the north end (of the attraction's
area) and there is a fun house right near the middle. Additionally
you will find Martell's Tiki Bar and Jenkinson's Nightclub here.
Further North, you will pass many shore homes with boardwalk front
On the corner of Water Street and the Boardwalk in the residential
area, you are bound to hear the sounds of Frank Sinatra playing!
A local resident has become well known for having the "Sinatra House"
by playing "Old Blue Eyes" through outdoor speakers facing the boards.
As you pass, notice how everyone points to the lattice around the
deck to where the speakers are kept! Continue North and you will
come to another outdoor eatery, an ice cream palace and a gift shop.
Just further along, the boardwalk ends at the Manasquan Inlet where
you will witness many commercial fishing vessels, Party boats, as
well as recreational boaters cruising in or out from the Atlantic.
This is also a prime fishing
Boardwalk Facing North from
the Inlet (Winter)
In the winter, the action slows. On nice days, you will see many
locals and a few day-trippers walking along the boardwalk. On cold,
rainy, or just downright miserable days, the boards can get empty.
Some days, you may just be lucky enough to have nice weather and
the boardwalk all to yourself like in the scene above. Winter may
in-fact be one of the best times to enjoy Point Pleasant Beach