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Fun Things to Do in Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City is a beloved beachside city that has something for everyone. With the best beaches, restaurants and boardwalks in the area, it's home to some of the most exciting tourist attractions you'll find in New Jersey.


OCNJ offers something to do for children of all ages. Plan activities for your next family vacation from these listings.

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Beaches & Bays

Enjoy 8 miles of sand and surf on the ocean side or plenty of water activities on the OCNJ bay side. Learn about our many beaches, including which feature lifeguards and how to get beach tags.

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Boating & Marinas

With ocean and bay coastline, there’s no shortage of ways to have fun in and on the OC waters. Enjoy a pleasure cruise, rent a small craft or hop on a charter boat.

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Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors travel near and far just to visit Ocean City’s Boardwalk. For many, it is a family tradition filled with anticipation.

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Cyclists can safely bike or use a surrey (multi-person bike) on several bike paths. Find rental places and route maps here.

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Calendar of Events

Check out our calendar listed with activities in OCNJ.

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Community Organizations

Our community organizationss bring together residents and visitors to better the community.

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Open year-round, downtown OC offers some of the best activities and shopping along the Jersey shore.

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From bluefish to flounder, fishing action in Ocean City occurs year-round.

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Check out the public, 12-hole Ocean City Municipal Golf Course, open to players of all ages.

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Rent a kayak for a half day, full day or week for fun in the challenging ocean or serene bay.

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Kid’s Activities

From sports and games to amusements and performances, OCNJ has activities for children of all ages.

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Miniature Golf

An OCNJ vacation is not complete without a round of mini golf! Use our listings to find a course near your vacation accommodation.

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Regional Attractions

The OCNJ area offers tours, museums, and aquariums for full days of family fun.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Information on stand up paddle boarding rentals and lessons.

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Find where Ocean City allows surfing and where rentals are available.

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Ocean City maintains several public tennis courts for friendly competition among family, friends and neighbors.

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Water Sports

Try jet skiing, kite boarding, or windsurfing and add some excitement to your stay.

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You're on vacation, take a moment to relax with Ocean City's yoga studios.

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The Sun, the Sand and the Surf

If you plan to enjoy the natural beauty of the beach, you’re not alone. The Ocean City beach and Boardwalk, 8 miles in all, is why we are world-famous. In fact, OCNJ is one of America’s top vacation destinations!

Relax on the sand, catch some rays and listen to the rhythm of the surf pound down the Shore. Get some exercise with a brisk sunrise walk on the beach, collect beautiful shells and catch up on your reading. Alternatively, rent a surfboard or grab your boogie board and skim boards and cruise the breaks.

How many fish live in the sea? Find out when you cast your rod into the surf and discover why fishing is one of our most popular activities. Head out into deeper water for a day-long charter or use our directory to find out where you can dock for the day. In OCNJ, the ocean and bay are our playgrounds!

The World Famous Ocean City New Jersey Boardwalk

If you're stumped on what to do next, the Ocean City Boardwalk is known all over the world for its attractions! A world away from ordinary beaches, you can walk for blocks and discover dining to tempt every taste and desire, from fine seafood dining to a casual after-dinner ice cream cone. Included among these shops and eateries are some of Ocean City's most famous saltwater taffy shops and miles of shops to provide all of your new clothing and souvenirs.

The Boardwalk features art galleries, surf shops and novelty stores perfect for filling your day on your trip down the Shore. And don’t forget to visit our seaside amusement park, fun for the whole family! As the day winds down and the sun sets, end your day with the boardwalk tram for a relaxing drive through this resort town. 

Golf, Tennis and More

You'll find many places in Ocean City, New Jersey, to stretch your legs and enjoy the beauty of nature. Stop by the Howard Stanton Wildlife Refuge to admire waterfowl or hike the Crook Horn Creek Nature Trail to get a glorious view of the bay. 

When you’re ready for a break from the hikes and beaches, check out the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course, open to nonresident players of all ages. There are many public tennis courts that host friendly rivalries all over town. And don’t forget to try out a new sport when you’re in town — from paddle boarding to surfing to kayaking and beyond, the things to do in OCNJ never end!

Plan Your Trip Today!

With so many museums, downtown shopping destinations and an ever-changing calendar of events, you will have a one-of-a-kind trip to Ocean City, New Jersey. Ready to plan the trip of a lifetime? Start planning your visit to Ocean City today!