Ocean City

America's Greatest Family Resort

Girl on the beach with surf baord


Ocean City continues to be billed as "America's Greatest Family Resort" as beachgoers have chosen it for the fourth consecutive year as “New Jersey’s Favorite Beach" in a poll by the N.J. Sea Grant Consortium. This recognition is well deserved as the town continues to make its beaches, thriving boardwalk, beautiful back bays, diversified downtown shopping, and special events the envy of other beach destinations around the country. But the eight mile stretch of award winning, gloriously clean, well protected beach is at the heart of why so many people list Ocean City as their go to beach vacation.


Family on the Ocean City boardwalk taking picturesOCEAN CITY BOARDWALK

If Ocean City's beaches are not the main attraction in town, then the three miles of exciting boardwalk is. The boardwalk is alive with activity throughout the day and night with bike riders and joggers in the morning, and amusement seekers, shopper's and   families at night. The boardwalk is home to the Music Pier a historic entertainment venue offering comedy to musicals and concerts galore. A trip to the Ocean City boardwalk must include stopping by Johnson's Popcorn and Jilly's Stores for the best caramel popcorn, french fries and merchandise on the boards. Of course, the boardwalk boasts amusement parks, a water park and many mini-golf courses, arcades and unique shops.



Great shopping and dining is also found off the boardwalk. Ocean City’s downtown, which runs along Asbury Avenue, is full of over 100 wonderful shops and eateries including Stainton's Square a gallery of amazing shops and exhibits. 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.

RECREATION & EVENTSBike riders on the Ocean City boardwalk

The fun in Ocean City doesn't stop at the beaches, boardwalk and avenue because you'll find a long list of recreational activities for kids and adults from surf lessons to fitness. Unique special events are a given in Ocean City with a list of year round  events like the Doo Dah Parade, Flower Show, Airshow, Night In Venice Boat Parade, and First Night New Years Eve Celebration.


Meters May 1st- Oct. 31st.


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