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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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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


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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At 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, the Ocean City Arts Center will present Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik in an early celebration and commemoration of Juneteenth in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City. It is free and open to the public.

The program begins with a story honoring ancestors and Queen Nur’s telling that story at Elmina Castle in Ghana. The journey continues in celebration of resilience and resistance through the “knowing” of the right to freedom that was expressed in the hushes and hollers as coded messages through songs, chants, field hollers. The performance renders a powerful story of Henry Box Brown and leads us to the story of the writing of the emancipation and the 2.5-year delay in its reaching Galveston Texas on June 19, 1865. Storytelling is intertwined with African drumming, including a log drum (the first drum made in Africa), slit gongs and cajons.

Queen Nur is a nationally renowned storyteller, teaching artist and folklorist. Karen “Queen Nur” Abdul-Malik from Willingboro, is one of the five South Jersey recipients of New Jersey State Council of the Arts’ inaugural New Jersey Heritage Fellowships. This program is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Visit the Ocean City Arts Center website at for more information and to reserve your seat, or call (609) 399-7628. Visit Queen Nur’s site at
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Visitor’s Guide

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

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