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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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One of my favorites.

Clean and wholesome down time. Great place for the family, or just to get away. Great boardwalk without the bad company. Great fudge. saltwater taffy, and pizza places.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eric H
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Elmer, New Jersey
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Elmer, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and wholesome down time. Great place for the family, or just to get away. Great boardwalk without the bad company. Great fudge. saltwater taffy, and pizza places.

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Bridgeton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of parking and there are street meters but also parking lots, fee vary but worth the trip. Showers on 13th street for a small fee but they provide everything you need to refresh yourself after a beach day. Beach is always clean, chairs-umbrella for rent or bring your own. I buy a seasonal beach tag but you can purchase... More 

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That's right one of the best. Forget about the reviewer who was negative as that was just sour grapes over something else .... god know what. The water is a bit murky. It's the Atlantic Ocean! It's wide open and do the murkiness is not dirty but stirred up sand from the undertow. Anyone who lives near the beach knows... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We especially love August, September and October in Ocean City. Though, we also visit in April and May. The beach is clean and vast, from the inlet in the North End to the southern most swath as it curves around another inlet. The Famous Ocean City Boardwalk is close by for biking, walking, shopping and jogging (usually in the early... More 

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Newport, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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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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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128 reviews
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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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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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