Public Affairs & Tourism
Jeanne DiPaola, Director
101 Hooper Avenue
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
Phone: (732) 929-2000
Toll-free: 1 800 722-0291
Fax: (732) 736-0239
Ocean County Department of Tourism
Ocean County the Shore and More....
Ocean County is home to one-third of the fabulous Jersey Shore--44 miles of the
Atlantic Ocean coastline with sandy beaches, inviting surf, fantastic fishing
and great water sports.
Three major resort areas dot our coast -
Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
featuring an antique Dentzel/Looff Carousel and their boardwalks,
Long Beach Island
with its activity-packed
. Add two fabulous oceanfront
state parks - ten-mile long
Island Beach State Park
and the famed
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
But, the Ocean in Ocean County is only half of it! We also boast the gentle
breezes of the protected water playland of
, not to mention rivers, big and small and great mainland attractions.
Whether you want to relax at a hotel or motel, escape to a quaint B&B, rent
a cottage or sand castle at the shore or be informal at one of dozen
campgrounds, it's all here. And, we're within a two-hour drive of New York's
Philadelphia's Liberty Center
, the excitement of
, the state capitol.
For vacation information, call 1-800-ENJOY33 or visit OceanCountyTourism.com
for "Tourism Links," attractions, photographs and information about the things
to do and see.
From our scenic coast to mainland attractions, Ocean County has unique and
memorable experiences for all ages.
Water recreation attracts visitors of all ages. From swimming and surfing to
SCUBA diving, or deep-sea fishing, we are the shore at its best. Enjoy motor or
sail boating, parasailing or wind surfing on the friendly, sheltered waters of
Cruise our rivers on one of three paddle wheelers. Charter a boat along with a
local captain to fish, tour or celebrate a special occasion.
Throw a crab trap into the water or for "
" of another kind, catch a minor league baseball game of the Philadelphia
Phillies affiliated team.
Shake the sand out of your shoes and go to the mainland for fun at
Six Flags Great Adventure, Safari Off Road Adventure & Hurricane Harbor Water Park,Blackbeard's Cave
New Egypt Speedway.
Try your hand at a U-pick farm. Youngsters will enjoy a visit to the
Popcorn Park Zoo
, the award winning
Cattus Island County Park
, or the
New Jersey Forest Education Resource Center.
For a relaxing experience, play a round of golf at one of
Ocean County's courses
, hike or bicycle the Barnegat Branch Rail Trail, or canoe or kayak a
Viking Village, Ocean County Mall
or 100 independent antique dealers in
Point Pleasant Beach
Jackson Premium Outlets.
The fun has just begun!
Entertainment & Arts...
In 1850, Ocean County's roots were farming, fishing and boating, and much of it
has been preserved for your visit.
To explore the life and times of the area's baymen in a very unique way, visit
the 40-acre maritime village,
keeps the region's boating tradition alive.
The New Jersey Maritime Museum in
features ship wrecks and SCUBA diving along with maritime history, and the
New Jersey Museum of Boating
shows how those boats were built.
Experience the Shore's rich traditions at the
Ocean County Museum
, with its Victorian setting and changing exhibits, the
Long Beach Island Museum
with its nautical flair or the dozen or more community museums that help bring
the past alive or, take a historical tour.
Interested in military history? Check out the tours and information center at
Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station
Revolutionary War Re-enactments are held at Huddy Park in Toms River and
Cedar Bridge Tavern
A Step Into the Past.