Jenkinson's Boardwalk is a family-oriented amusement park located along the pier in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. The park owners pride themselves on offering a wide selection of activities, rides, and attractions that appeal to the entire family as a collective and the park itself dates all the way back to 1926 when the property was first acquired by entrepreneur Charles Jenkinson. He then successfully turned it into a successful and very rapidly growing entertainment venue that made a significant impact on the surrounding community.
As is the case with many amusement parks, the main draw for Jenkinson's is its extensive collection of rides. Spanning the entire range of amusement park rides from thrill attractions to rides and activities designed especially for young children, Jenkinson's truly does have something for everyone. The Southernmost section of the park is where guests will find Jenkinson's larger, more thrilling rides. They are appropriate for older children, as well as teens or adults, and they include but are not limited to the Moby Dick, the Himalaya, and the Swing Ride. However, there is certainly plenty to offer younger visitors who aren't really old enough for most traditional attractions. The Kid's Corner section features rides and entertainment sure to delight Jenkinson's smallest visitors. In fact, Jenkinson's prides itself on being a terrific choice when it comes to your child's first amusement park visit.
However, it's important to note that the rides aren't Jenkinson's Boardwalk's only claim to fame. Visitors from all over come to experience a relaxing day at the beach as well. Perfect for taking in a little sun, listening to the waves, or enjoying the view from under one of the palm trees, the beach at Jenkinson's Boardwalk is a popular and relaxing way to take in a view of the Atlantic Ocean. It is open every day from Memorial Day Weekend all the way through Labor Day, but closes occasionally on account of foul weather. Access to the beach is purchased through passes that are good for periods of one day, half a season, or an entire season. Lifeguards are on duty during beach hours and items such as umbrellas and beach chairs are available for rental if so desired.
Jenkinson's also offers its visitors several options when it comes to food and drink with four sit-down venues. Jenkinson's Inlet and Little Mac's both feature simple boardwalk favorites such as pizza, cheesesteak sandwiches, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches. Jenkinson's Pavilion is a full-service restaurant that serves lunch and dinner with an ocean view. (Also located in the Pavilion Complex are a sushi bar, a deli counter, and fast food options.) The Boardwalk Bar and Grill is a second option that offers full service and features a unique and distinctive menu, as well as an impressive martini selection.
The park also hosts special events from time to time. These include, but are not limited to fireworks displays, movies, performances, and kiddie shows. However, the featured events can vary greatly from season to season, so those interested are encouraged to visit the Jenkinson's Boardwalk website for a detailed, up-to-date schedule.