Downtown

Shopping in Downtown OCNJ

Sure, the beach and the Boardwalk are great, but if that’s all you see, you’re missing out on part of the OCNJ experience! Shopping in Ocean City is a rite of passage, especially when you visit the stores, boutiques and cafes on Asbury Avenue.

Conveniently located at the midpoint between the beach and the bay, the Asbury shops run from 6th to 14th Street in Downtown Ocean City. With more than 100 shops and dining options, be prepared to spend all day exploring the heart of America’s Greatest Family Resort.

Downtown Map

On the Avenue

Between the beach and the bay on Asbury is Ocean City’s Downtown shopping district, filled with distinctive shops, restaurants and attractions. This jewel of Ocean City is centrally located and features a vibrant community of locally owned businesses. Spend the day exploring the Asbury Avenue shopping district, and discover everything shopping in Ocean City has to offer!

Asbury Avenue Shopping

Many Downtown shopping destinations are located on Asbury Avenue between 6th Street and 14th Street. These locally-owned Ocean City shops and businesses include everything area visitors and local homeowners need and want, from surfing supplies to gifts for the home to carpet and tile. Open year round, these Ocean City boutiques and businesses welcome all patrons, from long-time natives to just-for-the-weekend visitors!

Destination Shopping for Your Beach Needs in Downtown OCNJ

Did you run out of sunscreen or forget an extra beach towel? The local Ocean City stores have what you need. Stock up on all your beach day essentials and find equipment like boogie boards and surfboard wax to add some extra excitement.

Gifts for the Home

Is any vacation truly complete without a couple of souvenirs for the road? You probably already have dozens of t-shirts and fridge magnets — let the boutiques in Ocean City show you something better. Many Asbury shops are run by local artisans who will be happy to introduce you to their artwork, decor and more. Check them out and take something home that’s as tasteful as it will be nostalgic. Be sure to ask about shipping if you’d rather your gift be waiting for you when you get home.

Shopping Ocean City Essentials

Ocean City is more than a tourist town — we live here, too. Asbury Avenue is where the locals go for their groceries, hardware supplies, banking, religious ceremonies, haircuts and more. Schedule a massage for the ultimate in relaxation, or put that pest problem to rest with Downtown’s array of necessities providers. There are plenty of real estate businesses, too, when you’re ready to boost your commitment to our vibrant seaside community.

Apparel and Accessories

Whether you want to try a new swimsuit or you need something classy for a night on the town, the Asbury Avenue shopping district has options for everyone. Show off your distinctive style with a touch of beach chic and become one of the best-dressed people in Ocean City!

Take a Walk Off the Boardwalk

Seasoned Ocean City visitors know that our world-famous Boardwalk is something special, and our beaches and bay are perennial favorites. But they also know the best-kept secret in Ocean City is our Asbury Avenue downtown shopping district, which is home to everything you need and more on your trip down the Shore!

This central jewel of Ocean City features a vibrant community of locally owned businesses. These shops include everything area visitors and local homeowners need and want, from surfing supplies to gifts for the home to carpet and tile. Open year-round, these Ocean City boutiques and businesses welcome all patrons, from long-time natives to just-for-the-weekend visitors!

Our Ocean City stores pride themselves on being more than your traditional shopping mall. Here, you’ll find that charming, small-town ambiance and members of the OCNJ community who truly want to help. Most of these shops are family-owned and have been for years, carrying on legacies of quality hardware furnishings, melt-in-your-mouth baked goods and unique novelty items. Whether you’re searching for the ideal memento of your special vacation or you’d like to find unique gifts for your loved ones, the Avenue is where you need to go!

Something for Everyone in Downtown Ocean City

Take a step back from the Boardwalk, and you’ll see that Asbury Avenue is more than a place to get your novelty shell necklaces and funny t-shirts. Of course, you’ll find an abundance of those here, but you’ll also find beautiful art galleries, fine fashion, exquisite dining, imported furniture and artisan ice creams and bakeries.

So, throw on your sandals and sunglasses and get started. You’ll be sure to find the perfect necklace or watch for your loved one back home, sculptures and paintings that complement any decor and photographers who will help you document this fun vacation. And don’t forget to get your surf on at one of our surf shops, which carry the best brands in the industry.

Planning Your Visit to Downtown Ocean City

On Asbury Avenue in Downtown OCNJ, your options are endless. Take a break from the beach and wander through our shops, cafes and restaurants, stopping to linger whenever it feels right. Or, check out our directory and plan your must-stop shops in advance! Gifts, treats and mementos large and small are waiting in our downtown shopping district.

7th Street Surf Shop – Downtown

  • Address:

    720 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-7070

Agape Gourmet

  • Address:

    854 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-840-6009

Arnie’s Gourmet

  • Address:

    1212 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ, USA

  • Phone Number: 856-428-0045

Artisan Body Products

  • Address:

    920 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-5661

Asbury Kitchen

  • Address:

    624 Asbury Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226

  • Phone Number: 609-399-3639

Ashore Fit

  • Address:

    1215 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-938-2092

Avalon Flooring

  • Address:

    1158 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-525-0400

B&B Department Store

  • Address:

    827 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-391-0046

Bastazo Thrift & Coffee

  • Address:

    754 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 856-952-1887

Beach Bucket Lunch

  • Address:

    2100 Asbury Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226

  • Phone Number: 609-369-5345

Bella U

  • Address:

    838A Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-464-8660

Boba Works

  • Address:

    960 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ, USA

Bookateria Two

  • Address:

    1052 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-0121

Bowfish Kids

  • Address:

    956 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: (609)938-1901

Bowfish Studios

  • Address:

    956 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: (609)938-1901

Boyar’s Market

  • Address:

    1340 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-399-1343

Brass Financial Group LLC

  • Address:

    1145 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-800-3863

Bungalow Bowls

  • Address:

    1054 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-814-2904

Capella’s Oil & Vinegar Store

  • Address:

    1123 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-568-6659

Century 21 Alliance

  • Address:

    909 West Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-399-5711

Chelsea Pizza

  • Address:

    949 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-938-4606

City of Ocean City

  • Address:

    861 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-399-6111

Copiers Plus Copy Center

  • Address:

    935 West Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226, USA

  • Phone Number: 609-398-7676

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