Ocean City is a Jersey Shore beach resort that sets itself apart from other beach front towns in going all out to insure that its reputation as “ America’s Greatest Family Resort” is true to its motto.
It's heritage is deep rooted in Christian values. Alcohol sales are prohibited and there are no bars or nightclubs. The attractions along the boardwalk are controlled by the city to insure they are safe, secure, and provide wholesome family fun.
Located 65 miles from Philadelphia, and 125 miles from New York City, it attracts family vacationers from the tri-state area looking for a family destination with lots of wholesome fun, at a modest cost.
This family resort destination has many attractions and accommodations that are family oriented and reasonably priced.
Being a family destination, it is not surprising that there is a wide variety of moderately priced family restaurants that are child friendly.
50 feet in width, 2 1/2 miles long, has many eateries, taffy and fudge shops, and a large amusement pier, Gillian's Wonderland Pier, with a 140 foot Ferris wheel, kiddie cars, roller coasters, a miniature golf course and a water park.
In the early morning, the boardwalk is frequented by joggers and bikers, and as afternoon approaches, they begin to attract many teenagers, and by evening, the families dominate.
520 Bay Avenue
Ocean City NJ 08226
Located on two acres, It includes and a lifesaving museum, a display of classic ship models, an environmental education center. With three floors of bay view front porches, it’s a great place to view the sunset. The Center is open to visitors in the summer months from the last Saturday in June until Labor Day from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.