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Ocean City Beach

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Address: 16 E 9th St, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3444
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Beautiful Clean Beach!

I love this entire town that made it so family oriented. It is a dry town!!!!! (This may be a deterrent for some--but those with young children it is a megas plus!) The beach was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mamaitaly72
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New York City, New York
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Newport, Tennessee
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40 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a boardwalk which is fun, but that's all I can say. The beach was just wall to wall bodies. You could barely walk to the water, let alone lay down a blanket. The water was so dirty that if you stood knee deep and put your hand down into the water, it would disappear in only two inches... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this entire town that made it so family oriented. It is a dry town!!!!! (This may be a deterrent for some--but those with young children it is a megas plus!) The beach was one of the cleanest I saw and many families were out. :)

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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177 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We braved the cold artic temps and ventured to OCNJ on a cold winter's day! Even on the coldest days there's something beautiful about being at the beach. There's a stillness and peace and beauty that is captivating and inviting! And when you sink your toes into that soft sand even in the dead of winter, there's that awwwwww moment... More 

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Thank Donna S
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Ocean City Beaches are clean and ready for fun. They are not too far from the boardwalk/street that you have to carry all of your beach gear too far. The lifeguards are wonderful and very helpful. Over the many years we have been attending the Ocean City Beaches they have helped with first aide to locating my niece who wondered... More 

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Thank Alyssia S
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126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Ocnj boasts some of the best beaches in the country. Soft, sand thats very clean considering how many ppl actually use them

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Thank njsfinest3
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

No matter the season, this 8 mile stretch of beach brings joy to all. Lifeguards are on alert on many beaches from May to September keeping all swimmers safe from rip tides and heavy surf. The sand is white and as soft as powder. During the summer there are beach umbrellas for rent on many of the beaches. There are... More 

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I grew up going to OCMD. I was hesitant to change locals, but after spending time in OCNJ and then returning to OCMD, there was no comparison. We have returned to OCNJ every summer and even in October. It is the perfect combination of beautiful beach time, fun boardwalk options, and family memories.

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Thank j22t
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I have been going to this beach since the 1970's and I never regretted any visits ever. The beach tags may be a drawback, but since it's a dry town the city needs to make some extra income somehow. Even if you don't feel like sunbathing or going into the ocean, you can always walk along the coast.

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Mountville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We have been vacationing at OCNJ for many years. We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the beach. Would recommend highly.

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Staten Island, New York
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115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

While many head to mountain ski resorts for chilly Christmas cheer, we enjoyed spending December weekends in Ocean City. The town is decked out the streets with lights and decorations. The landmark ferris wheel lights the night sky with Christmas color lights. The stores are great for shopping and many of the restaurant's open for the weekends. The beach is... More 

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