The Point Pleasant School District oversees one high school, Point Pleasant Beach High School, and two K-8 schools; the G. Harold Antrim Elementary School and St. Peter's private school. Parents and students alike express great pride and satisfaction in this beach town's educational facilities. For the students' safety and traffic monitoring, a school 'PAL' officer is always around. Gifted programs and early intervention meet students at both ends of the learning spectrum. Clubs, arts and sports all offer plenty of extra curricular activities.
Tourism and education industries contribute the most to the flourishing economy in Point Pleasant Beach. With hundreds of thousands of annual visitors and continued growth in the entertainment and recreational opportunities here in town, there is no shortage of currency or want for a place to work in this fully functioning seaside village.
Attractions/Points of Interest
An attraction in itself, Point Pleasant Beach offers an abundance of fun-filled activities and points of interest for everyone. From the central location of the community, tourists and locals enjoy close proximity to attractions such as golf courses, amusement parks, casinos, historical sites, estuaries and preserves. New York City and Philadelphia are also just a stone's throw away. You can take a dinner cruise around the New York harbor or try your luck in sparkling Atlantic City. For an exciting nightlife, Seaside Heights is just nine miles away and full of late night fun. In the summertime, Point Pleasant's beach and boardwalk fill with people and bustling activity. Rides, arcades, eateries and shops line up along the boardwalk and in downtown Point Pleasant while spas, boat rentals, golf courses and miles of sandy shoreline beckon those looking for a more relaxing pastime. Night clubs and lively bars are here too, along with the Jenkinson's Aquarium and fun house.
For outdoor fun, you can't beat the beach. The community of Point Pleasant Beach offers both public access and private beaches that have been voted 8th on a 10 best list of beaches in New Jersey. Private beaches have lifeguard towers and surf conditions marked by flying flags to keep swimming adventures safe. Surf spots like "The Pocket" are filled with surfers and public beaches offer good sets as well. Allaire State Park is located seven miles from Point Pleasant Beach and offers visitors walking, hiking, bicycling and equestrian trails. The upper Manasquan River runs through the park, with great swimming spots and trout fishing. You can also camp at Allaire State Park and play a round of golf at the course. Numerous smaller community parks dot the landscape in Point Pleasant Beach, which are open to the public for picnicking, walking and general lazing about in the sun.
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