Ocean City

America's Greatest Family Resort


The beach towns of the Jersey Cape are recognized as some of the best you can find and Ocean City is no different. Generations know it as "America's Greatest Family Resort" and in 2019 that sentiment was confirmed as it was named New Jersey’s Favorite Beach by the NJ Sea Grant Consortium poll.

A couple walking on the beach in Ocean City, NJTHE BEACHES

The award winning eight mile stretch of gloriously clean well protected beach is at the heart of why so many people list Ocean City as their go to beach vacation place. Some visitors like to set up near the boardwalk to keep the amenities and eateries close by, others prefer the north end for the scenic views, while others prefer the quieter beaches at the south end. No matter where you land, you’ll find a beach to build a sandcastle, frolic in the surf, or simply relax in the sun.



Lady shopping at Stainton's sqaure in Ocean City, NJDOWNTOWN SHOPPING

Believe it or not, but even more fun can be found off the beach in Ocean City’s downtown, which runs along Asbury Avenue and is full with over 100 unique shops and eateries. Be sure to visit Stainton's - A Gallery of Shops offering a variety of local merchants, all under one roof. This thriving downtown is a favorite of the devoted shopper and is easy to walk, bike or drive in. Look for the spring and fall Block Parties and themed shopping events all year.



 Dad with son on shoulders on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalkOCEAN CITY BOARDWALK

If the beach is Ocean City’s main attraction, then the iconic boardwalk is a close second.  The three-mile boardwalk is alive with bikers and joggers in the morning, beachgoers during the day and amusement seekers and shoppers at night. Morning bike rides with breakfast, pizza and waterparks during the day, and amusement rides after dinner is the order of must do boardwalk activities..


Car Show on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalkRECREATION & EVENTS

Outstanding recreation and events can be expected during your vacation experience. The list of summer activities for the entire family include everything from exploring nature to surfing lessons. Ocean City’s personality shines with year-round events like the Doo Dah Parade, Flower Show, Airshow and Night in Venice Boat Parade. Come during the holidays for unique shopping and themed events like the “Earlier than the Bird” Shopping Extravaganza and First Night New Year’s Eve Celebration.


Meters May 1st- Oct. 31st.
City Hall – 861 Asbury Ave.


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