With its remote white sandy shores, the park has some of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the North Atlantic coastline. The park is home to rarely seen maritime plants, wildlife and ecosystems. Go to islandbeachnj.org.
2. The Lobster Shanty
Conveniently perched aside commercial lobster and fishing boats on the Manasquan River, the restaurant offers awesome aquatic panoramas. Entrees from $15.95.
(Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, 732-899-6700, jackbakerslobstershanty.com)