Welcome to Ocean City
A laid-back seaside town with an old-fashioned spirit
Ocean City, New Jersey, is a barrier Island that stretches 8 miles bordering the Atlantic Ocean. This vicinity draws in tourists globally during the warmer months, and those fortunate enough to call the city home enjoy an active lifestyle year-round.
Named by Coastal Living Magazine as America's happiest seaside town, Ocean City is a relaxing place ideal for all ages. The town's Victorian bungalows and grand boardwalk give the city an antiquated vibe, making it ideal for families, young adults, and retirees.
What to Love
- Easy access and proximity to daily life's conveniences
- Clear blue skies and pristine white sandy beaches
- Quaint city condos and luxury townhomes
Ocean City is an outdoor oasis. With access to beautiful beaches, nature preserves, and parks, there is always fun to be had in Mother Nature. Swimming, jet skiing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking are popular ways to pass the time in Ocean City. However, the area also has a myriad of fun indoor venues, including golf courses, arcades, and museums.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Shopping has never been easier than at Surf Mall. This indoor shopping center features numerous locally-owned stores and boutiques that can cater to all of your needs. After you’re done shopping, explore one of Ocean City’s popular restaurants. Flavorful seafood is served at Jay’s Crab Shack, while heaping plates of Greek and American eats are consumed at Yianni’s Cafe. Other great restaurants include Ike’s Famous Crabcakes, Dockside Kitchen, and Jon & Patty’s Coffee Bar & Bistro.
Things to Do
Ocean City provides a host of outdoor and indoor activities which are bound to keep you busy. Gillian's Wonderland Pier is a historic amusement park located on the community’s iconic boardwalk and features a Ferris wheel, miniature golf, carousels, and thrilling rides like log flumes.
A great way to enjoy spooky thrills and learn about the area’s rich history is by taking a ghost tour. These candlelight-guided walking tours begin when the sun goes down and take guests through the streets of Ocean City, where they’ll learn about the area’s folklore.
Create your own pottery at Glazed Over, or rent a kayak, charter fishing boat, or jet ski at Bay Avenue to take advantage of the community’s glistening waters.
Cape May County Public Schools serve the community of Ocean City.