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Ocean City Beach

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Address: 16 E. 9th Street., Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone Number: 609-399-1412
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Fun, Charming & Very Safe for the kids!

We don't have any children but if we did we would have no problem letting them ride they by]bicycles around town or even walking the boardwalk at night as we witnesses so many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
cha-cha1319
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Paterson, New Jersey
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Paterson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We don't have any children but if we did we would have no problem letting them ride they by]bicycles around town or even walking the boardwalk at night as we witnesses so many parents do.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beach is clean and short walk from Boardwalk, also a short walk to the water, unlike Wildwood, NJ. However, while packing your beach attire, also pack your patience, this beach gets very crowded. If you don't mind strangers sitting within inches of your chair, then this beach is for you.

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New Jersey
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a fee to get onto Ocean City beaches, and they do regularly come by and check to see if you have your beach tags. They have flags up on the beach to show where you are allowed to go into the ocean. Be careful, you will get yelled at if you are outside that area and in the... More 

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Thank MaryAnnGF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I mean, what can I say? If the beach looks crowded, wait until you get in the water- there's still plenty of room to swim, throw a ball, ride the waves, and just relax. There's more room in the water and sand than you would expect from just looking at it from afar. Lifeguards will close their section when they... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of space. We were able to spread out and not be crowded. There were a lot of cigarette butts in the sand unfortunately. Lifeguards were relaxed not on you about everything like some places we visited. They made sure the unsupervised kids were swimming/boogie boarding kids were in between flags (designated swimming area).

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Thank kristinejo
Nottingham, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean as a whistle and who doesn't like a clean beach. A little crowded in spots and limited swimming areas ( for safety reasons ) but excellent beach.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean non-smoking beach my children and grandchildren especially love it there are plenty of lifeguards what are you shells to collect

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Townville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach for your family, but pricey. Each person needs a beach pass and parking is hard to find. Lots to see and do, but remember to bring your money.

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Thank tomburriss
Readington Twp, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice 4 days at the OC Beach at 4th street. A bit narrow from winter storms at high tide but did not feel crowded in. Everyone was well behaved on the beach.

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Thank Carol059
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88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike Atlantic City beaches or the Wildwoods, Ocean City beach is not free. Beach tags must be purchased for each person. Swimming is only allowed in certain areas marked with green flags. This means a large amount of people in a small area. The beach is crowded because of smaller beach front. There are life guards on the beach. They... More 

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