Point Pleasant Beach forms part of Jersey Shore, which as the name suggests, is found on the coastline of the state of New Jersey, on the USA Eastern Seaboard, to the south of New York City. The town is a popular destination amongst local and inter-state visitors alike, due to its numerous traditional seaside resort attractions and amenities. Those visitors from the UK looking to spend their holidays in Point Pleasant Beach will find that there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available here, mainly in the form of beachfront townhouses, apartments, condos and villas.
Visitors spending their holidays in Point Pleasant Beach will not be surprised to discover that the majority of the resort’s activities are centred on the beach. The mile long boardwalk which lines the resort’s sandy beaches is dotted with amusement arcades, funfair rides, souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants, making it an especially popular holiday destination amongst the young and young-at-heart. There are also a number of miniature golf courses to be found here, although the more serious golfing enthusiasts will be pleased to discover that there are extensive ‘proper’ courses to be found further inland from the resort. The beach itself is popular amongst swimmers and water sports enthusiasts alike and is ranked as one of New Jersey’s best.
There are a number of amusement parks and tourist attractions to be found close to Point Pleasant Beach. The Six Flags Great Adventure theme park is a popular draw amongst visitors spending their holidays in Point Pleasant Beach, mainly due to the Kingda Ka rollercoaster, the world’s tallest and formerly the world’s fastest. As a complete contrast, this region of New Jersey also boasts Pine Barrens, one of the largest protected National Parks on the east coast. Visitors looking to enjoy the more cultural and cosmopolitan attractions will find that the major cities of New York and Philadelphia are both easily reached by public transport.
Visitors spending their holidays in Point Pleasant Beach will find that this region of the United States has a temperate climate. Summers can be warm and dry, with temperatures often reaching the early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are cooler, with temperatures averaging between 5 and 8 degrees Celsius, though often dropping below zero. Point Pleasant Beach receives an average annual rainfall of around 24 inches.
Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Point Pleasant Beach may either fly to New York (JFK) or Philadelphia (PHL) airports. British Airways, American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic operate regular Trans-Atlantic flights to both airports from London Heathrow (LHR).