Point Pleasant Imparts Class and Comfort to the NJ Shore Experience
Many of the main attractions are grouped together at Jenkinson's Boardwalk, an entertainment hub that hosts everything from "free weekly events to yearly festivals." Though there's a lot to do, there's little of the sprawl that you'll encounter, say, at Seaside Heights. You'll still find all the Jersey Shore staples-Kohr's Ice Cream, vinegary boardwalk fries, arcade games-but this time, they'll all be in one place.
Yes, it only takes one visit to experience a lot of what Jenkinson's and Point Pleasant have to offer-and only one visit to make you yearn to come back soon. The beaches are pristine and (boardwalk snacks aren't really your thing) the nearby restaurants offer a diverse selection of dishes. Intimate though it may be, Jenkinson's gives you plenty of room to find shops, diversions, and a spot on the sand that suit you perfectly. Sprawl or no sprawl, Point Pleasant does family-friendly entertainment right.
The Point Pleasant boardwalk offers a delightful array of rides, games, and attractions, including an old-fashioned funhouse. Jenkinson's Aquarium is also nearby. Here, you'll find almost any aquatic animal you can name, from stately sharks and seals to smaller, stranger creatures such as nautiluses and octopuses.
The Aquarium is great low-key fun; for something that's more likely to set your pulse racing, head south to the Jenkinson's Dark Ride. This brand-new feature is a little like a first-person-shooter arcade game, but with a whole new level of sound, movement, and intensity. The Dark Ride allows its visitors to choose from one of two adventures: a kid-friendly, robot-themed escapade; and a kinetic, trigger-happy spin on the Zombie Apocalypse. Needless to say, the second geared to mature audiences-which means that fans of The Walking Dead, World War Z, and everything in between will be thrilled.
For fans of miniature golf, there are a couple very different choices right near Jenkinson's Pavilion. At the pirate-themed Castaway Cove, two eighteen-hole courses "are intertwined inside and outside a mock shipwreck and cove." Jenkinson's other mini-golf option-the new Lighthouse Point Mini Golf-has fewer frills, yet the course's refined and peaceful atmosphere more than compensates. No loops or slides or windmills: just a flawlessly kept course and a grand-total of thirty-six rewarding holes.