Department Information
Dana Lancellotti, Director
Administration Building
101 Hooper Avenue
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

Phone: (732) 929-2000
Toll-free: 1 800 722-0291
Fax: (732) 506-5000
Email:OceanCountyTourism@co.ocean.nj.us

 Ocean County Tourism Events
 Cultural & Heritage732-929-4779
 Ocean County Library732-349-6200
 Ocean County Tourism732-929-2000
 Parks & Recreation732-506-9090


 Publications & Information
 Jan-Feb 2014
 2013-2014 Event Highlight
 2014 Tourism Grant Application

 Chambers of Commerce
 Barnegat609-698-1618
 Toms River732-349-0220
 Brick732-477-4949
 Jackson732-833-0005
 Long Beach Island
 Lakewood732-363-0012
 Pt. Pleasant732-295-8850
 Pt Pleasant Beach732-899-2424
 Southern Ocean800-292-6372

 Business Associations
 Bay Head732-505-0866
 Downtown Toms River732-341-8738
 Plumsted609-758-8002
 Seaside Heights732-830-3700
 Seaside Park732-793-8599
Tuckerton Merchants609-296-2424

 Explore Ocean County
 Ocean County Tourism
 Pt. Pleasant Beach/Northern Ocean County
 Seaside Heights/Central Ocean County
 Long Beach Island/Southern Ocean County

 Culture
 Georgian Court University
 Ocean Professional Theatre Company
 OCC Fine Arts Center
 Strand Theater
 Pine Belt Arena
 OceanFirst Theatre
 Albert Music Hall

 Historic
 Navy Lakehurst
 Ocean County Museums
 Tuckerton Seaport

 Nature
 Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
 Checklist of Ocean County Birds
 Ocean County Park
 Island Beach State Park
 ReClam the Bay

 Recreational
 Blackbeard's Cave
 Insectropolis Museum
 Jackson Premium Outlets
 Jenkinson's Board & Aquarium
 Jump Street Skate Park
 Lakewood Blue Claws Pro Baseball
 Long Beach Island
 Ocean County Mall
 Popcorn Park Zoo
 Seaside Heights
 Six Flags Great Adventure

 Ocean County Business Development and 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 with Jenkinson's Aquarium and Seaside Heights Boardwalk featuring an antique Dentzel/Looff Carousel and their boardwalks, Long Beach Island with its activity-packed Beach Haven and Fantasy Island. Add two fabulous oceanfront state parks - ten-mile long Island Beach State Park in Seaside Park and the famed Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in Barnegat Light.

But, the Ocean in Ocean County is only half of it! We also boast the gentle breezes of the protected water playland of Barnegat Bay , 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 Broadway, Philadelphia's Liberty Center , the excitement of Atlantic City and Trenton , 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.
 Recreation...
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 Barnegat Bay 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 " BlueClaws " 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 or 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 Pineland's stream.

Shop at Viking Village, Ocean County Mall or 100 independent antique dealers in Point Pleasant Beach or Jackson Premium Outlets.

The fun has just begun!
 Entertainment & Arts...
Ocean County offers diverse year round entertainment.

Save time for a night of live entertainment at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, Historic Strand Theater in Lakewood, Ocean Professional Theatre Company in Barnegat, Arts & Community Center at Ocean County College, Pine Belt Arena in Toms River and the songs of the Pinelands at Albert Music Hall in Waretown.

Spend an evening with the Garden State Philharmonic Symphony and be sure to attend the educational and entertaining pre-performance presentation.

During most summer nights, bring a beach chair or blanket to enjoy outdoor concerts.

Boat festivals, regattas and juried fine arts and crafts shows abound, many held along the scenic rivers or bay fronts.

Enjoy informal dining at a chili cook-off or seafood festival. Stop at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in Loveladies or watch stars, inside and out at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium in Toms River.

Browse through the fine art galleries on Long Beach Island, Island Heights - home of the Ocean County Artist's Guild - or the seaside village of Bay Head.

Let Us Entertain You.
 Shore Heritage....
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, Tuckerton Seaport . In Toms River, the Seaport Society and Maritime Museum keeps the region's boating tradition alive. The New Jersey Maritime Museum in in Beach Haven features ship wrecks and SCUBA diving along with maritime history, and the New Jersey Museum of Boating in Point Pleasant shows how those boats were built.

Experience the Shore's rich traditions at the Ocean County Museum in Toms River , 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 in Barnegat.

A Step Into the Past.