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About OCNJ

Ocean City is an ideal getaway for families. Local attractions, like the beach and boardwalk, have something for everyone—from toddlers to grandparents! 

The Beach & Boardwalk

The beach in Ocean City is like no other. 8 miles of beaches and the famous boardwalk are a short walk from 840 St. James Place. While children do not need beach tags, adults must have them while on the beach. Ocean City staffs lifeguards at certain locations during the day. Bikes are allowed on the boardwalk until noon each day and can be used on the many bikes lanes throughout the city all day. 


There's no shortage of entertainment and activities for the whole family in and around Ocean City, NJ.  Be sure to check out the official Ocean City, NJ calendar of events when planning your visit!​

Sunny Days Activities
  • Ocean City Boardwalk

    • Amusement and water park, arcade, mini golf, dining, shopping, music, and more! ​

  • Bike and surrey rentals

  • Fishing excursions

  • Jet ski and boating rentals

  • Surfing classes

  • Asbury Avenue shops

  • Nature walks and eco-tourism

  • Cape May Ferry and Cape May Zoo

Rainy Day Activities

  • Mall and outlet shopping​

  • Movie theaters

  • Ocean City Historical Museum

  • Indoor mini golf

  • Art workshops

  • Public library and bookstores

  • Atlantic City casinos and entertainment

Insiders tip! The boardwalk can still be a great destination in the rain as a number of entertainment options are covered.​

For Grown-Ups

  • Wineries​

  • Golf courses

  • Yoga classes

Note About OCNJ & Alcohol 

Ocean City is known as a “dry town,” which means that alcohol isn’t sold within city boundaries and restaurants in the city don’t serve it--including BYOB. However, this doesn't mean alcohol consumption is prohibited! You are welcome to bring and enjoy alcoholic beverages within your home.

There are a number of lovely bars and restaurants just over the bridges in Somers Point and Marmora that serve alcohol. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are available to get you there and home safely.

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