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Lazy afternoon

I enjoyed a lazy afternoon talking with my niece along side the bay at this park. Sandy beaches, a... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Manassas, Virginia
A Day at the Beach

Enjoyed the walk along the beach and the search for seashells. No lifeguard so this area is best... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5898 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

I enjoyed a lazy afternoon talking with my niece along side the bay at this park. Sandy beaches, a little shade from the shrubbery growing along the beach. Fun watching the boaters go by.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barrb54
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Enjoyed the walk along the beach and the search for seashells. No lifeguard so this area is best for fishing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hill2018603
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a great place to put in your boats and Jet Ski's. State run and there is a fee to use it. Worth it!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Edward M
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Get away from the crowds while still enjoying the sand and water. We went before sunset as the tide was going out. My kids were entertained and I got to relax. Kids enjoyed playing in the sand and wading in the water. Bring bug spray!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank donnau882
Reviewed 4 August 2018

If you want peace and quiet in a busy area, go here. You take a little hike to the beach from the parking area but it is worth it. Enjoy getting away from the boardwalk every year. Parking is the worst problem here so go...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fwmaggie
Reviewed 31 July 2018

You can park at the park itself, or around 55th street and walk south. If you park in the parking lot, you can either walk through trails leading to the ocean (during high tide) or along the inlet(bay) towards the ocean. Lots of clam shells...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank stahlhelms
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A very peaceful place to watch the sunset in the summer, sometimes parking can be a problem, other then that worth a visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank robell3CEC
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The beach on the south side of the island is lovely - soft sand, gently sloping and quite a few shells to sift through. You can walk there fairly easily from the parking lot near the Rush Chattin bridge. There are trails through the park...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank uktravailer
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were told to visit Corson's Inlet to find large whole shells washed up on the beach and while I think we went to the wrong beach for shell hunting the beach we did find was beautiful and almost empty. Would definitely like to go...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank josephmS9588MS
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The listed address is incorrect. The entrance is 59th Street and Central Ave., not Bay Ave. Undisrurbed, natural beach, dunes, and vegetation coming to a point where the ocean and bay meet. Sometimes it's a great place to find shells-depends on tides and storms.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Greyhounddriver
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27 July 2018|
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Response from Greyhounddriver | Reviewed this property |
It’s an open state park, you can swim there, but there are no life guards and the currents can be fierce. There are guarded beaches nearby on Ocean City’s beaches.
19 July 2018|
Response from robell3CEC | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I have lived here me whole life and have never seen much poison ivy near the beach, there are sticker plants all around..........
18 September 2017|
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Response from kille2016 | Reviewed this property |
No camping is allowed but it is a perfect day trip.