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10 Essentials For Your Beach Bag

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When you visit Ocean City, you will spend most of your time enjoying the surf and sand.  As you are heading out to relax on the beach, don’t forget to pack these essential items in your beach bag. 

Sunscreen–Always protect you and your family members from the rays of the sun. To be effective, sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure, and reapplied every 2 hours. 

Water–Make sure that you keep hydrated. Fill a reusable bottle with ice and water to ensure that it stays cold, or freeze disposable bottles the night before to have cold water to drink throughout the day.

Snacks–Put some snacks in your beach bag to get you through a hot day in the sun. Chips, crackers, granola bars, or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are all good items that will hold up to the heat of the day.

Hat and Sunglasses–Having a hat and sunglasses not only look good, but offer some much needed sun protection for your eyes and face.  

Towel and Beach Blanket–After riding the ocean waves, the towel will come in handy to dry off.  A sheet or a beach blanket is a must for a place to stretch out and keep you from getting too sandy.

Ziplock Baggie (instead of your wallet)–Leave your purse or wallet behind and stash a ziplock baggie in your bag filled with your driver’s license, some cash, and your cell phone. The ziplock baggie will protect these items from sand and water.

Beach Tags–When vacationing in Ocean City, don’t forget that all beachgoers need to have beach tags. So pin your tags on your bag as soon as you get them!

While these items are not essentials for your beach bag, it is always a good idea to bring along a good book for reading, a wireless speaker to play your favorite music, and of course, a bucket and shovel for children of all ages to play in the sand while having fun on the beach in Ocean City!


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Ocean City is considered “America’s Greatest Family Resort,” not only for its pristine beaches and world-class boardwalk, but because it has parks and playgrounds all over the island for the whole family to enjoy. If you are looking for a place for your kids to play, somewhere to exercise your dog, or even a place to practice your skateboarding tricks, Ocean City’s parks have something for everyone.



Public playgrounds are located at North, Eighth, 15th, 29th, 34th, and 52nd streets. Sandcastle Park, located on 34th and West Avenues is one of Ocean City’s most popular and will provide hours of fun for young and old.



There are several City Parks in Ocean City.  They include: 2nd Street and Bay Avenue, Veterans Memorial Park (Fifth Street and Wesley Avenue), and Waterfront Park and Marina.



There is a skatepark located at 5th and Asbury. The park is open daily from 9:00am until dusk and safety gear is mandatory.  Please see the website for more information about the rules and regulations of the park.



Located at 45th Street and Haven Avenue, Ocean City’s dog park is a 42,000 square foot park with three separate areas: large dog area (dogs over 25 lbs), small dog area (dogs under 25 lbs) and dog run area for all dogs. It is open from 8am to dusk daily.



Basketball Courts are located at North, Sixth, Eighth, 15th, 18th, 34th, and 52nd Street parks.  Tennis courts can be found at the parks located on Sixth, 18th, and 35th Streets.

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Making memories in Ocean City is easy, but sometimes finding the perfect place to make those memories might feel overwhelming. If you have kids and are looking for awesome kid-friendly things to do, here are a list of some favorites.  Take a break from the beach, and check out these Top 5 Things to Do in Ocean City with the Kids.

  1. Family Nights:  Family Night is every Thursday from 7-9:30 pm between 6th and 14th streets on the Boardwalk.  It features lots of fun stuff for the family like face painting, family karaoke, and live music.  Best of all, it’s FREE!
  2. Funtastic Tuesdays:  Funtastic Tuesdays are fun for the whole family featuring FREE entertainment, face painters, and balloon sculptors for the kids to enjoy.  It is every Tuesday from 10am – 1pm on downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets).
  3. Seashell Museum: The Discovery Shell Museum is another FREE activity for the kids to delight in. An Ocean City establishment for over 40 years, there are a variety of shells from around the world and souvenirs to purchase too!
  4. Character Nights–Every Sunday through August 14th, starting at 6pm is Character Night on the Boardwalk in front of the Music Pier.  It won’t cost a thing for the kids to meet and get autographs from the Ocean City Merchants’ Mascots!
  5. Johnny B. Goode Ice Cream Parlor: What kid doesn’t love ice cream! Johnny B. Goode Ice Cream Parlor is a family friendly ice cream shop that has live entertainment such as Family Karaoke, Sock Hops and Magic/Comedy Shows for the whole family to enjoy.  Plus, they have all sorts of ice cream delights on the menu. (Two Locations on 34th and West/14th and Asbury–check website for event schedule)

Have you scheduled your Ocean City, New Jersey rental yet? There are still plenty of beach days left! Contact us at 609-399-7036 or

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Take a ride on GaleForce, Ocean City’s Newest Roller Coaster

When it comes to roller coasters, Ocean City has exactly what thrill-seekers are looking for. Come and experience GaleForce, the newest roller coaster at Playland’s Castaway Cove at 1020 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ.

Hold on tight as GaleForce launches you at a speed of 64 mph, climbing to a heart-pounding 125 feet in the air. Just as you kiss the sky, you will feel the rush of a beyond 90-degree drop as it twist and turns you through pulse-racing elements on a steel track over Playland.

Don’t miss out on the most exciting, exhilarating, and one-of-a-kind roller coaster at the Jersey shore! The height requirement on GaleForce is just 48 inches and the cost is affordable, only $10 for a GaleForce Pass, making it fun for the entire family!

Facts about GaleForce
• 125 Feet Tall!
• Beyond 90-degree Drop!
• 64 MPH Launch Speed!
• Three Launches!
• 7 exciting elements!

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