The Borough of Point Pleasant

The offical municipal website, providing details about government offices, services, officers and how to contact the borough.

The Borough of Point Pleasant Beach

The borough's official website with information about the municipality's government and services.

The Beaches of Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach

The boroughs are bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Manasquan River to the north and northwest. The ocean beaches are found in Point Pleasant Beach and the two beaches along the Manasquan River are maintained by the the borough of Point Pleasant. Just a few of the more common sense rules about the beaches - no glass containers, no pets, no alcohol and the lifeguards have the final say over what you can and cannot do: where you can and cannot swim, if you can do things like play football or frisbee (usually not!) and more. Some of the beaches do allow food, others do not. You can find a link to the rules of the beach at the end of each of the descriptions that follow (no link means there were no posted guidelines).

parking sign in town municipal parking lotBeach Parking - Ha! Good Luck! Well I am only half kidding. There are simply no easy choices for parking at the beach. There are metered spots, pay-to-park lots and away from the beach you can find free parking places. The parking game therefore becomes one of how much you are willing to pay to park close to the beach. Rates vary between two and two and a half dollars an hour in town metered spots. There are a few privately run lots taht charge varying prices. During a busy weekend in the summer you will have fewer options, as many parking places near the beach are filled. Sometimes you just have to get there early - even if you are willing to pay!

The Ocean Beaches - Borough of Point Pleasant Beach

The roughly two miles of the Atlantic coastline at Point Pleasant Beach is managed by a variety of agencies. Each beach area has its own arrangements and rules but they all have lifeguards in the summer and have a paid access beach-badge system. For some of the beaches there is a website about their services, rules, contact info, etc. If you want to know more please click on the links.

Jenkinson's Beach

The borough's largest managed beach, it extends from the Manasquan inlet to the amusement rides on the boardwalk. The beach is open every day from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty from 9:30 am until 5:30pm.

Jenkinson's website

There are two bath houses (bathrooms and changing rooms) on the boardwalk. One is located at the end of the Broadway Avenue and the other at the end of Parkway Avenue. The bath houses are open from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Beach Badges - 12 and older

one day - weekdays $9; weekends and holidays $10
half season - $65
full season - $90

Children - from 5 to 11
one day - $2.50
half-season - $35
season - $45

Seniors - season $65

Single day badges can be purchased at the entrance to the beach. Other badges are available at the Jenkinson's business office. A bathhouse, beach chairs and umbrellas are also available, for a fee, for visitors use. You can call (732) 892-0844 for more information. Beach Rules



This is one of the smaller beach units. It can be accessed from Central Avenue. The beach is backed by a beach bar where you can buy drinks and snacks. The lifeguards patrol the beach from 9AM to 5:30PM.

Martell's website

There are bathrooms inside the Martell's complex.

Beach Badges - 12 and older

one day - weekdays $6; weekends $7.50
full season - purchased before May 1 $55, after May 1 $70

Beach Rules


Risden's Beach

This beach area is located between Trenton and New Jersey Avenues. There is a bathhouse with restrooms and changing rooms. The bathouse is located in the middle of a large parking lot and is adjacent to the boardwalk.

Risden's Bath House entrance at the Boardwalk2012 Beach Prices

Season prices

Adult full season - $90.00

Adult Mem'l Day/July 31 - $65.00

Adult August 1/Labor Day - $50.00

Child full season (with purchased adult badge) - $45.00

Daily prices

Adult (age 12 and over) daily weekdays - $8.00

Adult weekends, holidays - $9.00

Child daily (age 4-11 with paid adult) - $2.00

Umbrella rental - $9.00


Bradshaw Beach

The beach area is at the end of Washington Avenue.

Beach Badges - 3 and older

one day - weekdays $6; weekends $7
full season - $90


Maryland Avenue Beach

Hopefully you can figure out where this beach is located. Lifeguard operations begin Memorial Weekend and start daily services in late June.

Beach Badges - 12 and older

one day - weekdays $6; weekends and holidays $7
full season - $75


Manasquan River Beaches - Borough of Point Pleasant

The river beaches are open from mid June to Labor Day, with lifeguards on duty daily from 9AM to 5PM. Badges are required for everyone older than 12. Single day badges cost $1 and can be purchased from the lifeguards. Seasonal ($15) and senior ($10) badges are available from Boro Hall.

The River Avenue Beach

This beach is found along the shoreline of the Manasquan River. There is a large swimming area, a playground, restrooms, and a picnic area.

The Maxson Avenue Beach

This beach is also found along the shores of the Manasquan River. There is a swimming area, playground, restrooms and a fishing pier.

The borough's beach information


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