The link below shows a live beach cam and links to area attractions.
As far as real estate goes, Pt. Beach is more expensive due to the proximity to the ocean. Pt Boro has many small communities that have access to canals and the bay. Pt. Beach has the boardwalk which has rides, games, and arcades. Some people like living by that, others do not.
What your needs are and your pricepoint will usually determine where you wind up.
You can get demographic information about the towns at my website below and you can also search the entire Monmouth and Ocean County MLS from there, too. Or if you prefer mobile, just text dianeg to 87778 and search from your phone.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to see properties in this or surrounding Jersey Shore Areas.
Here is a Pt. Pleasant Link for you :
Helen Cocuzza RealtorÂ® Associate
Professional Staging - Relocation Services
Gloria Nilson RealtorsÂ®, Real Living