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Welcome to the Official Ocean City, NJ visitor’s information site which includes amusements, beach and boardwalk information, calendar of events, dining, directions, entertainment, lodging, news, real estate, shopping and wedding information.

Our city has activities tailored to the interests of all our guests, whether you’re visiting with your family in the summer or hosting a business meeting in the fall. With over a million visitors in our peak season, it’s easy to see why Ocean City, NJ, is the chosen vacation destination for families all over the country.

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A Relaxing

Vacation Getaway

With a population of less than 12,000, Ocean City, New Jersey is like a breath of fresh sea air, providing a welcome change of pace from those congested vacation resorts. This makes Ocean City the family beach resort of choice for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And with nearly eight miles of pristine beachfront available, there’s plenty of room for exploring, wandering, or simply finding a peaceful spot to watch the tide roll in. It’s been that way since Ocean City’s incorporation in the late 19th century.

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Awards

Browse our many awards to see why OCNJ is a favorite vacation spot for tens of thousands of annual visitors.

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  • Best beaches on the east coast in 2022Beachfix

  • New Jersey’s Favorite Beach in 2022NJ Sea Grant Consortium’s poll

  • Cape May County’s Favorite Beach in 2022NJ Sea Grant Consortium’s poll

  • Best Boardwalk in New Jersey in 2022NJ Monthly Magazine

Family Fun for

All Ages

Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you’ll quickly discover that Ocean City is designed with everyone’s “inner child” in mind. You’ll find no shortage of fun family places and activities, like miniature golf courses, amusement and water parks, camps, and kid-themed programs. Since Ocean City is a true family beach resort, you’ll be pleased to discover how affordably priced an OCNJ vacation can be. A great example is our “Family Night” event held on the boardwalk every Thursday night in July and August. Family Night features lots of fun activities like face painting, karaoke, and music. Best of all, it’s all free!

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Plenty of affordable

Accommodations

When you plan a family vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey, there are plenty of answers to the question, “But where can we stay?” You’ll find accommodations ranging from hotels located just a few feet from the beach to a wide selection of motels and rental homes interspersed throughout the island. The sheer volume of accommodations makes finding a place suitable for the size of your brood without breaking your vacation budget as easy as a gentle ocean breeze! Don’t put off planning your next great family location another minute.

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🎉✨ Join us tonight and every Monday and Wednesday night until the end of August for Family Night on the Ocean City Boardwalk! 🌊

📅 From 7pm-9pm, it’s a celebration for the whole family!

👑 Meet your favorite Villains: Evil Queen, Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Captain Hook, Mother Gothel, Ursula, Mal & Evie! They’re ready to make your evening enchantingly wicked! 🦹‍♀️🦹‍♂️

🎅 Visit Santa himself at the 11th Street Pavilion and capture some early holiday cheer! 🎅🎄

🎩 Enjoy strolling stilt walkers and mesmerizing magicians adding magic to the night! 🤹‍♂️🎩

🎉 Bring your loved ones and create unforgettable memories with us at the Ocean City Boardwalk! See you there! 🎉

#FamilyNight #OceanCityBoardwalk #FunForEveryone
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🍟✨ Get ready for Wacky Wednesday at the Music Pier! 🎉 Join us for a fun-filled French Fry Sculpting contest where you can turn ordinary fries into extraordinary art! 🎨🍟 Show off your creativity and compete for the title of Fry Sculpting Champion. Open to all ages, so bring the whole family! 🌟 Contest runs from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Don’t miss out – spaces are limited to the first 200 participants. See you there! 🎉 #WackyWednesday #FrenchFryArt #OceanCityEvents
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🌽 Don’t miss out on today’s Farmers Market from 8am-12pm at the Tabernacle grounds on 6th and Asbury Avenue! 🍅 Join us every Wednesday until September 4th for fresh produce and local goods. Plus, check out the downtown merchant table sales along Asbury Avenue! 🛍️ #FarmersMarket #ShopLocal #oceancitynj
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🎭🌊 Dive into the magic of Mummer Night on the Ocean City Boardwalk! 🌟 Join us tonight and every Tuesday & Thursday until August’s end, from 7pm to 9pm. 📅 Tonight’s lineup: Uptown String Band (6th-10th Streets) and South Philly String Band (14th-10th Streets) will dazzle you with their performances! 🎶 Special thanks to tonight’s sponsor, Shirt Shack. Don’t miss out on this lively tradition! 🎉 #MummerNight #OceanCityBoardwalk #SummerFun
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Official 2024

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The Ocean City Visitor’s Guide provides information on Ocean City accommodations, dining, activities and events.

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