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The borough of Point Pleasant Beach, in Ocean County, New Jersey, was incorporated from portions of Brick Township in 1886. The borough is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, which divides the Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. Point Pleasant Beach is the northern terminus of the Intracoastal Waterway, near Point Pleasant Borough. The first European settlers were fishermen and farmers, who came in the 18th century. In the early 19th century, the area began to attract a tourist crowd, and today it boasts a one mile boardwalk with a variety of shops, restaurants, and amusement facilities.

 

 

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