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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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2 Days Until Memorial Day! Vinny, Giana, and Nicholas are enjoying their grandpop’s favorite place OCNJ!

Today brings the Memorial Beach Challenge, a spectacle to behold as athletes complete a two-mile obstacle course that covers much of the beach on both sides of the Music Pier. Proceeds from the event benefit The 31 Heroes Project, an organization that specializes in creating programs, financial support systems and future opportunities for service members, veterans and their families. The race begins at 8 a.m. near the Ocean City Music Pier. It also includes a Kids Fun Run and Memorial Paddle Out. Visit for more information on the races and for registration.

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Kathy Orr FOX 29 was down filming for FOX29’s Memorial Day Weekend Kick Off event featuring some of your Ocean City favorites!

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After a long winter and chilly spring, city officials will finally turn a ceremonial wooden key to “unlock the ocean” for the season at noon Friday, May 26. The free public event provides an early start to Memorial Day Weekend and welcomes a long-awaited summer. It takes place on the beach between the Ocean City Music Pier and Ninth Street.

With the ocean officially open, a fully-clothed entourage will then march into the chilly Atlantic Ocean to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Business Persons Plunge. The Ocean City High School band will play “Pomp and Circumstance” and a banner plane will fly by as local business owners and employees take the first swim of the summer.

The Business Persons Plunge has grown in popularity since it first started in 2004, and anybody is invited to participate. It’s a chance to get some exposure for your business or organization or just to start Memorial Day Weekend with a splash. Participants are asked to muster on the beach at 11:30 a.m. for instructions from long-time event organizer and promoter John Walton.

The Ocean City Beach Patrol celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, and members and alumni will be on hand to share information about the history of the patrol. Rescue craft representing different eras of the OCBP will be on display.

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

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