All attractions and events are subject to weather and may be canceled at any time.
They start at dark. That is usually 9:15pm in the early part of the summer and around 8:30pm in late summer.
The public has access to the boardwalk year-round. During the summer, most attractions open between 10:00am and 12:00pm. The beach opens at 8:30am on weekdays and 8am on Saturdays and Sundays. All times are subject to change. Check out href="http://jenkinsons.com/">the website for a complete listing of all times.
All weekly shows and special events are free!
All requests must be submitted in writing to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave, Pt. Pleasant Beach NJ 08742, Attention: Community Relations. Please be advised that due to the overwhelming number of requests, all calls cannot be returned.
Jenkinson’s operates five paid parking lots; all are located on Ocean Ave between Broadway and Arnold Ave. There is also a metered lot at the corner of Arnold and Ocean Aves, as well as free street parking. Please come early because spaces are limited. Directions & Parking
Jenkinson’s South Amusement Park ride tickets never expire…but we no longer sell tickets! We now offer rechargeable E-Musement cards, which never expire. Click here to learn more.
There is no admission fee to enter the amusement park, but we do require that anyone who rides the rides has a wristband or uses tickets.
Yes, there is a fee for anyone 5 years of age and older. Visit our Beach Prices page for details.
Yes, you are permitted to bring a cooler on to Jenkinson’s Beach. However, you are NOT permitted to bring alcohol or glass on the beach. All coolers are subjected to search.
The aquarium, arcades and sweet shop are open daily year-round. Jenkinson’s Fast Food Court is open weekends, weather permitting in the off-season
Weekdays 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Weekends 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Use of the beach prior to opening or after 5:30 pm is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by Jenkinson’s.
Trespassers will be arrested and prosecuted. Swimming is strictly prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty!
Beach badges must be displayed at all times. There is NO REFUND policy for lost or damaged badges or wristbands. Transfer of badges or wristbands is prohibited.
Once the beach is closed for the day, no persons without paid beach wristbands or season badges will be allowed on any Jenkinson’s owned beach. (Holidays, Saturdays & Sundays)
Season and half season badges can be purchased at our business office located behind Jenkinson’s Sweet Shop. Daily badges are available right at our beach gates. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available to rent on a first come first served basis.
There are three bath houses located in the following locations:
Boardwalk & Broadway
Boardwalk & Parkway
Boardwalk & Forman Ave (Jenkinson's South Bath House) - daily lockers available
The Bath houses are open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
No changing of clothes is permitted on the beach. This includes the shower areas or restrooms. Please use bathhouses provided in the Pavilion and Inlet parking lots.
LIFEGUARD HOURS: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (Weather Permitting – hours may vary due to weather conditions)
Use of the beach prior to 9:30 am or after 5:30 pm is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by Jenkinson’s.
PLEASE SWIM IN GUARDED AREAS. The lifeguards will decide daily which areas are safe for swimming. Swimming is absolutely prohibited unless lifeguards are on duty.
Red Flag – Swimming is prohibited when red flag is posted even if lifeguards are present.
Green Flag – Swimming is permitted when green flag is posted and lifeguards are present.
Yellow Flag – Exercise caution, observe lifeguard rules.
Only umbrellas requiring one central support or portable beach sun shelters 10 x 10 or less are permitted, no side walls. Clustering of tents is not allowed. Canopy style tents with sides are not permitted. Baby/Infant tents may not be larger the 36” x 36” x 36”.
All activities performed on the beach such as ball playing, are completely up to the discretion of the beach patrol or lifeguards.
OUTSIDE FOOD, DRINKS AND/OR COOLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE BEACH AFTER THE BEACH CLOSES FOR THE DAY.
NO GLASS CONTAINERS are permitted on the beach.
No serving trays, warming trays, or other devices may be used for preparation or service of food for consumption by more than one person
Outside Alcoholic Beverages will not be permitted on the beach anytime. All coolers, bags, backpacks and persons are subject to search.
Anyone caught bringing outside alcoholic beverages onto the beach will have his or her privilege revoked for the remainder of the summer.
Flotation devices, body boarding, and skim boarding will be permitted at lifeguard discretion. Conditions may change on a daily basis.
No conduct which may compromise the safety or comfort of others will be tolerated, including the use of foul or disrespectful language, playing music at a high volume, or wearing suggestive or offensive attire.
Use of the beach for any unlawful activity is absolutely prohibited.
Please do not litter. Receptacles are provided for trash and recyclables.
NO PETS are permitted on the beach or boardwalk. Service Animals only.
NO smoking anywhere on the beach.
No fires or combustibles such as grills, stereos, or propane devices are permitted.
No tables, stands, boards or other products may be positioned to function as a table on the beach.
Flying drones on the beach is not allowed.
Seaweed is a natural phenomenon. Jenkinson’s is not responsible for the seaweed that washes up along the shore.