Jenkinson’s Beach Rating
Beach Personality: More of an Entertainment Venue Than a Beach Destination
Jenkinson’s Beach has palm trees! I see them as a metaphor for the beach itself. Why are there palm trees in New Jersey? They are fun and beachy, but clearly not native to the area and can’t survive on their own.
So, you’re planning a trip to Jenkinson’s Beach. What can you expect to find there? Beach badges are required for entry to the beach. The beach is relatively wide and extends approximately 1 mile from Manasquan Inlet south. The sand at Jenkinson’s Beach is a dark beige mixture of fine sand and broken shells. Events are held frequently at the beach and boardwalk.
- Boogie boarding
- Skim boarding
- Public bathrooms – Yes.
- Showers – Yes.
- Parking – Yes, for a fee.
- Food – Yes, along the boardwalk.
- Lifeguard – Yes, seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – No.
Additional amenities – handicap accessible ramp from boardwalk to beach.
Chairs and umbrellas are available to rent on the boardwalk.
Jenkinson’s Beach is just south of the Manasquan Inlet in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin