Best Ocean City Experience
  • Ocean City, NJ Wins Coastal Living Magazines Best Beach in America!
  • Ocean City, NJ was voted Best Beach in New Jersey Monthly's Shore Town Showdown in 2016!
  • Ocean City, NJ Wins People's Choice Award for Favorite NJ Downtowns!
  • Ocean City welcomes leashed dogs on the beach October 1st through April 30th.    
  • National Geographic Travel Names Ocean City, NJ in Reader Recs: World's Best Beach Towns!
  • Ocean City, NJ Voted NJ's #1 Beach!
  • Ocean City, NJ Voted Best Destination for Day Trips!
  • Ocean City, NJ Voted Best Destination for Family Vacations!
  • Ocean City, NJ Voted Best Destination for Ecotourism!
  • Ocean City, NJ named one of the Best Beaches for Families by Family Vacation Critic!
  • Ocean City, NJ won the NJ Tourism Excellence Award in 2014!
  • Ocean City, NJ named #1 in The Most Wanted 'Second Home' Spots in the U.S. by!
  • Ocean City Named #1 Place to Buy a Vacation Home by 24/7 Wall Street!
  • Travel Channel Names Ocean City Boardwalk One of the Best in the U.S.!
  • Travel Channel Names Ocean City "New Jersey's Most Popular Beach"!
  • Ocean City Named Least Angry and Least Depressed Place in the U.S.!
  • Ocean City Voted 1 of NJ's Top Ten Beaches!
  • Ocean City Named 1 of 31 Best Beach Vacations by Coastal Living Magazine!
  • Ocean City Named #1 City for Independent Retailers in the Nation!

Daily Beach Report

A great Monday morning here in Ocean City, NJ! A bit more humid today with sunshine giving way to clouds and water temperatures around 65-66 degrees. Wave heights of 1-2 feet today. All things considered, another fantastic beach day in Ocean City, NJ! #OceanCityNJ #OCNJ #BestBeachInAmerica #HappyMonday #Sunrise

America’s Greatest Family Resort

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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.

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.

A Family Beach Resort for Children of 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!

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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