Ocean City, New Jersey has a range of lodging options for families of all sizes vacationing on our island. Finding a place to stay is easy with our business directory, which includes information about rental houses, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, condominiums and campgrounds. At the Ocean City, New Jersey shore, rentals are an affordable choice for families who enjoy the privacy and comfort of a home that's within short distance of the beach, Boardwalk and everything else our island has to offer.
The architectural style of homes in Ocean City has changed over the years. Today, two-family homes and Victorian-era houses can be found side by side, with duplexes and condominiums becoming increasingly popular. Homeowners typically spend a few weeks during the summer at their Ocean City home, and rent the house to vacationers during the remaining months of the season. Competitive prices mean Ocean City, New Jersey shore rentals are usually more affordable than homes in other resort towns.
The public beach in Ocean City has been recognized as one of the top beaches in the country year after year. White sand forms the eight-mile-long shore that extends on the east side of the island from the Great Egg Harbor Bay in the north to Corson's Inlet and Strathmere Bay in the south. Bridges connect Ocean City to other barrier islands to the north and south, while two bridges connect Ocean City to the mainland on the island’s west side.
On weekdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day, lifeguards are on duty from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm along the beach at designated intervals (about every one or two blocks). On weekends and holidays during the summer, the lifeguards stay on the beaches until 5:30 pm. Before and after the peak summer months, some beaches remain guarded, based on staff availability and weather conditions. Ocean City's Surf Chairs program provides wheelchairs that can move on sand, so the beach is accessible to everyone. The city provides this service free of charge.
The Ocean City, New Jersey shore rentals found throughout the island are located within short walking distance of the beach. The OCNJ beach consistently ranks among the top beaches in the country, and the city itself is known as “America's Greatest Family Resort.” The city is dry, meaning no alcoholic beverages are allowed on the beach or Boardwalk. Parents appreciate being able to vacation and enjoy the sand and sun in a family-friendly environment.
Plenty of real estate agencies and companies specialize in Ocean City, New Jersey shore rentals. We recommend working with a real estate agent for finding your rental property, as most have years of experience in the local market and have built long-standing relationships with property owners. They can give you a sense of the different neighborhoods on the island and work with you to find the perfect rental for you and your family.
Browse our business directory to find current available rentals and to get in touch with an OC Certified Specialist. These specialists are full time real estate agents who have met the standards set forth by the Ocean City Board of Realtors, including 25 lifetime transactions, 12 classes provided by the OCBOR, and a clear ethics record.
For your next vacation, consider staying in one of Ocean City, New Jersey's shore rentals.