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Ocean City Boardwalk

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Address: Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone Number:
+1 609-399-1412
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

With its quaint storefronts, amusement rides and Music Pier, Ocean City is...

With its quaint storefronts, amusement rides and Music Pier, Ocean City is everything you'd expect from the real Jersey shore. This family-friendly town boasts a two-mile boardwalk dotted with amusements, pizza parlors, and seaside stores.

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My Favorite beach when I was in High School

Some of my fondest memories were at this beach. 22nd and Central. Even though it was many years ago I remember it like it was this past summer. I remember great family and food... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some of my fondest memories were at this beach. 22nd and Central. Even though it was many years ago I remember it like it was this past summer. I remember great family and food. Crabbing, boating, Tanning or in my case burning and laughing. Wow! thanks for all the great memories, great fondness.

Thank UU J
Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The boardwalk is family friendly, safe and clean. We went in the off season, so it was extremely quite. Spectacular beach with lovely clean sand. No alcohol allowed in OC so there were no bars and no associated unruly behaviour. There are lots of shops, food shops, restaurants, rides, amusements, even a miniature golf course! Is a great vacation place... More 

Thank sparky268
West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been coming to Ocean City every year for the past 9 years. My kids do not want to go anywhere else. They are 11 and 12 now and when I asked them if they would rather go to Europe this summer they both said they would rather go back to Ocean City. Great family fun.

Thank fpaulison
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never took advantage of the boardwalk. Rediscovered it several years ago and now return to enjoy it every June

Thank 2x4wayne
South River, New Jersey
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ocean City Boardwalk Is mostly geared to the family. It has real nice shops to go shopping in. Restaurants that are geared to the family. No bars on the boardwalk. Yes There are rides that the kids can go on. The Restaurant food and sweet shops on the boardwalk are very good. Ocean City Boardwalk is a very popular hot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent for kids, and not a long distance for little ones. :) we will definitely be visiting again.

Thank alexisr747
new york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited in November/December when the crowds have thinned. You can walk around and see everything...no pushing/shoving just a nice relaxing walk. Plenty of benches to sit on at the boardwalk and plenty of room to walk along the beach. Most shops were closed this year and the boardwalk was under construction. You had to get off the boardwalk or... More 

Thank geminigirlNewYork
Parma, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

What a nice time to take a walk and not purchase "souvenirs" because nothing is open in November on a Friday night. The sound of the waves and ocean is so soothing off season. An occasional bicyclist goes by, no need to be over cautious. Felt very safe at night, specially with a few dog walkers, who bid greetings Boardwalk... More 

Thank MMandSM
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

It was extremely refreshing to be at a beach where alcohol is not allowed in all of Ocean City ! Having a little one and wanting wholesome family fun w/o college kids drinking at the beach---this is the place!

Thank Mamaitaly72
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Traveled the boardwalk the first weekend in october. It is a long boardwalk with lots of different and unusual store, entertainment, and restaurants.

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