Ocean City

Ocean City, "America's Greatest Family Resort".
Ocean City has been a popular, family oriented sea-side resort for over a century. Vacationers can be assured that their visit to Ocean City, New Jersey will be perfect from start to finish.

Over the years, Ocean City has strived to give you and your family the greatest vacation in "America's Greatest Family Resort."

Situated in the northern part of the Jersey Cape, Ocean City is less than a 20 minute drive to the Atlantic City Casinos and night spots.

Accommodations are available to suit everyone's needs, ranging from:
  • Beautiful motels
  • Efficiency rooms to quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns
  • Luxurious oceanfront suites
  • Modern condominiums
  • Spacious apartments
Finding a restaurant will not be a problem in Ocean City. Dozens of fine eating establishments can be found from the waterfront to the boardwalk and everywhere in-between. From lobster to pizza you will find something to satisfy your craving.

Ocean City is proud of 8 miles of pristine beaches, more than 2 miles of exciting boardwalk and its wholesome family atmosphere. Fill your days on the water - boating, fishing, jet skiing or floating in the surf. Take a bike ride with the family, or play a game of miniature golf or enjoy a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk. The fun and excitement do not end as night falls. Gorgeous sunsets, amusement rides for all ages, and a wide variety of shops are just a few of the activities awaiting the vacationer each night. Ocean city is proud of its more than 20 public tennis courts, 12-hole golf course, airport, Arts Center and Historic Museum.

Music Pier
The Ocean City Music Pier, built in 1928, has been the center of activity for residents and vacationers for generations. Concerts, from classical to rock, are held in this beautifully refurbished music center throughout the summer season. For direct accommodation information in Ocean City, New Jersey call 1-800-BEACH-NJ or visit Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Website.

City of Ocean City
Visit the City of Ocean City website for resident, business and visitor information.

Bed & Breakfast Inns
For Ocean City Bed and Breakfast Inns information visit Bed and Breakfast Guild of Ocean City and Seashore Bed and Breakfast Inns

Ocean City Fine Arts League
View the Ocean City Fine Arts League website to find workshops and demonstrations by some of the industry's best professional artists and educators.

In the late 1870s, a group of Methodist clergymen, who were also astute business people, established a Christian seashore resort on Peck’s Beach with strict regulations against liquor, Sunday travel and other pleasures on the Sabbath.                                                                                  

The first camp meeting was held in tents on the campgrounds on what would be Ocean City in August 1880 with an estimated one thousand people attending services. Soon a wood and fabric structure was built, called simply the Auditorium, as the first permanent structure on the island to be used as a place of worship. In the 1950s a more modern facility was built by the Ocean City Tabernacle Association to accommodate the thousands of people who attend the non-denominational services throughout the summer.                                                                         

City is one of Cape May County’s favorite resorts and a year-round home to about 15,000 residents. Located at the northern tip of Cape May County, the city has a main shopping district on Asbury Avenue with more businesses establishing a presence on the avenue. Eight miles of pristine beaches, three miles of exciting boardwalk and a wholesome family atmosphere that includes public tennis courts, a 12-hole golf course, arts center and a full calendar of unique events including the county’s only First Night celebration, add to the town’s appeal for both residents and visitors.                                              

The Ocean City Music Pier on the boardwalk was built in 1928 and is home to the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. Concerts, from classical to rock, are held in this beautifully refurbished music center throughout most of the year.     

Eventually, some of the Sunday restrictions and “Blue Laws” were abolished but the deed restrictions against liquor remain, giving the town an ambiance different than
 other seashore resorts.  The slogan “America’s Greatest Family Resort” has been used to describe Ocean City for over 85 years.
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