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Ocean City, NJ
Ocean City is a Great Place to take a Family Vacation!
Are you looking for a family-friendly beach town? Ocean City, NJ is Americas's #1 Family Resort Town. We have spent at least a week there every summer. Ocean City has 7 miles of beautiful beaches and 2.5 miles of boardwalk for your family's enjoyment. There are wonderful shops, restaurants, and all kinds of activities on the boardwalk and in the downtown area. You can rent bikes, surreys, jet skis and more. We LOVE Ocean City!
Spend some time on the Boardwalk!
The boardwalk has it all! Restaurants and fast food, ice cream, fudge shops, toys, beach supplies for sale, all kinds of clothing shops, arcades and rides. There is something for everyone and it's all within walking distance of the beach. There are also public bathrooms and a music pier. You can rent bikes or surreys to ride on the boardwalk in the mornings.
Take a Surrey Ride
A surrey ride is a wonderful family activity! You can ride on the boardwalk in the mornings or in town during the day.
Breath taking beaches
Ocean City has 7 miles of public beaches. There are lifeguards for your protection during the summer season. You will need a beach tag for the beach--these are available on the boardwalk or on the beach and can be purchased for the day, the week, or the season.
Relax by the ocean!
There's nothing like the sound of the waves crashing up on the beach.
Don't forget the sunscreen!
Here's my favorite sunscreen
With seven kids and fair, Irish skin, we go through a lot of sunscreen! This is my favorite sunscreen. It's a continuous spray so it goes on fast, and it dries instantly. The kids don't mind this sunscreen, so they don't complain about wearing it. And it has an SPF of 50, so we get added protection. The price is right too!
The beach is one big sandbox for the kids
Our kids can spend hours digging and building sand castles.
Be Prepared for the Beach!
Make sure you have everything you need to be comfortable on the beach. Don't forget the umbrella, the beach chairs, the cooler, beach towels, and some play things for the kids!
Set up your own shade on the beach
You need some beach chairs!
Are you ready to hit the beach?
Here's our beach picture from a few years ago. You can see how our family has grown in the next module...
We love the Ocean City, NJ Beach!
Where is Ocean City, NJ?
Here's a glimpse into Ocean City, NJ - Video from the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce
Find out More About Ocean City
- Ocean City, NJ
Find out Where to Stay, where to dine, what to do in Ocean City. This is the official site of Ocean City, NJ. There are links to events and recreation, restaurants and more.
- Weather (and Forecast) for Ocean City
Make sure the weather will cooperate with your beach trip.
- Ocean City Chamber of Commerce
Request a free visitor's guide, find some deals, purchase beach tags and more.
- Ocean City, NJ vacation rentals
Find a great vacation rental from hundreds of properties!
We usually combine our beach trip with a camping trip
It's like getting 2 vacations for 1!
We have spent the past 5 years camping near Ocean City, NJ. That way we get the best of both worlds--a camping trip and a vacation at the beach. Our favorite campground is Seashore Campsites, which is about a 20 minute drive to Ocean City. You can find out more about how to turn your beach vacation into a camping vacation at Take Your Kids Tent Camping.