Exploring while you are in Point Pleasant Beach is well worth the trip.
A fun activity is antiquing in Point Pleasant. There are approximately 12 antique and collectible shops in downtown. Make sure to visit the large Point Pleasant Antique Emporium at 622 Trenton Ave. and the Canvas House Antique & Design next door at 614 Trenton Ave.
Point Pleasant has a nice small boardwalk with amusements and rides. Jenkinson’s is the place if you want to buy salt water taffy, take a chance at one of the prize wheels or play some skeeball. They have weekly fireworks on Thursday nights and also concerts on the beach.
Beer drinkers should check out two local microbreweries. Frye Brewing Company is located at 2257 Bridge Ave. Stop in to taste their Red Irish ale, Point Pilsner, Point Pineapple Pilsner, Summ’time Blonde Ale and Coconut in the Dark Stout. Last Wave Brewing Co. has a tasting room at 601 Bay Ave. downtown. Here you can sample their ales, stouts, porters and IPAs including their Layback pale ale, Red Sky red ale and Right Coast coconut porter. They also have an outdoor beer garden in addition to indoor seating.
When you are downtown and need a break, Green Planet Coffee Co at 700 Arnold Ave. is a great spot. They also have a great location in downtown Manasquan at 78 Main St.
After your coffee, head around the corner to the cute Haven’s Sweet Shop, now called Wondering Sweets (as they’ve added a food truck) at 512 Bay Ave. for an ice cream, fudge, chocolate covered pretzels or salt water taffy. I enjoyed my coconut ice cream!