Point Pleasant Beach is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The borough borders Bay Head and Point Pleasant in Ocean County and both Brielle and Manasquan in Monmouth County. It was ranked the eighth-best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. The borough is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that divides the Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean at the Manasquan Inlet, and the borough derives its name from this location. The borough’s boardwalk is approximately one mile long, spanning the coastline from the Manasquan Inlet at the north to New Jersey Avenue in the south. The central third of the boardwalk is largely amusement rides, the Jenkinsons Arcades, pizza joints, ice cream parlors, games-of-chance and miniature golf courses. Point Pleasant Beach is also the northern terminus of the East Coast’s Intracoastal Waterway. It is near Point Pleasant borough, a municipality independent of Point Pleasant Beach.
The Point Pleasant Beach School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. In addition to the students of Point Pleasant Beach, the district also serves the students of Bay Head and Lavallette for grades 9-12 and those from Mantoloking for K-12, as part of sending/receiving relationships. Some outside students attend the district’s schools on a tuition basis.