There are some fun things to explore while you are in Point Pleasant Beach. There is the attractive Noon Design Shop featuring handmade gifts, jewelry and soaps at 633 Arnold Ave. and Nest Home Garden and You at 635 Arnold Ave. for attractive home furnishings and decor.
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. La Sirena at 511 Bay Ave. is another good choice. The owner, John, has done some wonderful furniture restoration for me.
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 Company has a tasting room at 601 Bay Ave. downtown. Here you can sample their Layback pale ale, Red Sky red ale, Right Coast coconut porter, Rogue Wave pale ale, Shacked red IPA and Spot Check golden ale. Both are on the Jersey Shore Craft Beer Tour.