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1001 Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, New Jersey, 08226, United States
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Travel Tips for Ocean City

Take a walk on the beach and...


Take a walk on the beach and boardwalk. Start at 5th St. on the Boardwalk. Walk to 15th St. and back along the beach. If its before 11 am in the summer you can take a bike ride from one end of the boardwalk, around 1st St. to the end, around 21st St. In the off season you can ride a bike on the boardwalk at any time but the bike rentals usually aren't open during the off season. Surfing and Fishing

To check the ocean conditions in real time, go to... They have a couple wave cams and good archive pictures.

For fishing reports just email me.

Annual Seasonal Events in Ocean City

by asturnut

Ocean City has all kinds of once a summer events such as:
Sand Sculpting Contest.

July 4th Activities- which include a bike parade in the morning, kite contest at 5pm and fireworks at 9pm.

Freckle Contest (ummm, okay...)

Master's Swim

Miss Crustacean Beauty Pagent- the world's only hermit crab pageant.

Herbit Crab Races

Twins Contest

Baby Parade

Wierd Contest Week

Street Rod Weekend

King of the Grille BBQ Cookoff

Air Show

Boardwalk Corvette Show

MS Bike-A-Thon

Halloween Parade

Trail of Two Cities Run

Quiet Festival

Train Show

Christmas Show

there's more... but I'm tired of typing. Ocean City has a lot going on. Contact the tourism board for more info or a pamphlet: 609-399-6344.

Parking is free off-season,...

by feline01

Parking is free off-season, before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. If you are heading into Ocean City from Route 52, you will be heading down 9th Avenue to the Boardwalk where municipal parking is $8. Instead, make the right onto Ocean Avenue. Head down about 3 blocks and you will find all-day parking for $5 at one lot and next door for $4.

Fishing Fishing and more Fishing!


I can't think of a more relaxing, theraputic activity than flounder fishing in the back bays. Unlike offshore fishing, the back bays are smooth and protected. The investment is minimal, depending on the boat of choice. Very simple, light tackle is all you need. Some squid strips and a bucket of minnows, a hook and sinker, and a light fishing rod. If you don't have a boat there are inexpensive party boats available or even rental boats. Use enough weight to get your bait to the bottom and drift along the edges of the channels where deep water meets shallow water. Watch the rod tip, the weight will cause the tip to bent and release as it bounces off the bottom. When that pattern is interupted, point the tip towards the water to allow the flounder to get the hook in its mouth. Then pull back and hook the fish. Un-like those TV shows on Sunday morning with Roland Martin, You don't have to pull back with all your might and cross it's eyes, a firm steady hook-set is all you need. Keep steady pressure on the fish as you reel it up to the boat and use a lnding net to bring it in safely. Minimum size for summer flounder in NJ is 16 1/2 " and 8 fish are allowed to be kept per perso, per day. Saturday, May 10th, 2006 is opening day for this year's Fluke season. Get out there and relax! Almost any boat will do but I prefer a center console between 16' and 25' with lots of open space.

Your fishing rod should be strong enough to support the use of weights up to 5 ounces, with a flexible tip that will allow the rod to stay bent while fighting the fish. I usually use a spinning outfit with 10 lb test mono line or a conventional rod and real with 10- 12 lb test.

Keep your tackle simple. You'll need a variety of bank style sinkers between 1 ounce and 5 ounces. Some hooks in the 2/0 -4/0 size and some leader material in 15 to 20lb test. I prefer Flourocarbin lines to mono for the low visibility. Barrel swivels will keep your rig from tangling and make it easier to tie to your main line. Tackle stores have pre-made flounder rigs, but I prefer to tie my own. Another popular rig for flounder fishing is a bucktail. It's basically a hook with a weight attached to the eye and buck hair wrapped on it to immitate a small fish. This bucktail comes in many colors and weights and a peice of bait can be attached to it or even an artificial worm that flutters in the water.

The bait of choice for most flounder fishermen is a squid strip and a small "Killie" minnow sandwich. I prefer using strips of fresh mackeral because of the strong scent it lets out.

Cape May Point State Park

by Rhondaj

South of Ocean City, down the Garden State Pkwy. or Rt. 9,into Cape May and onto Sunset Blvd. lies this state park. Many people come here to see the lighthouse and this is birdwatching heaven. There is a visitor's center and some nice hiking trails here. The trails aren't long, but meant to be walked slowly, there is so much to see!


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