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Boardwalk

Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors travel near and far just to visit Ocean City’s Boardwalk. For many, it is a family tradition filled with anticipation up to the moment you step onto “the Boards.” From May through October the Boardwalk offers endless opportunities for wholesome family fun and entertainment. November through April offers a slower pace, many seasonal sales and holiday special events. The Boardwalk starts buzzing early in the morning. Spanning two and a half miles, it becomes an open-air wooden by-way for biking, walking, jogging and people watching (distance is conveniently marked every quarter mile). For safety and comfort during the summer months from Memorial Day to Labor Day, bike traffic is limited to between the hours of 5 a.m. and 12 noon. In the off-season, residents and visitors are free to enjoy riding on the boardwalk around the clock. The boardwalk is an incredible place to take in the ocean views and sea breezes. To help keep the air fresh and to limit fire hazards, smoking is only allowed in clearly marked designated areas.

The Boardwalk is alive with excitement well into the evening. From 6th to 14th Street you will find family amusement parks that boast traditional favorites and the latest thrill rides, go-karts, a water park, and high-tech arcades with games for kids of all ages. Miniature golf theme parks become fantasy island adventures featuring water falls, man-eating sharks, pirate folklore and more.

Every Thursday on the Boardwalk in July and August is “Family Night,” with live entertainment and celebrations along every block. This free entertainment is the Boardwalk Merchants’ gift to their visitors who will each find something they love from the great variety of choices. Dance with classic, pop and oldies bands, get serenaded by a strolling barbershop quartet, have your face painted, enjoy free yo-yo demonstrations, try your hand at karaoke or figuring out the latest trick by the roving magicians or simply sit and enjoy the sounds of the strolling string band. Whatever your pleasure may be, the Boardwalk Merchants hope you enjoy your present.

For those who crave shopping, the Boardwalk offers the latest in brand name clothing, resort wear, jewelry, vacation essentials, novelty and specialty items – many unique to Ocean City. From homemade fudge and salt water taffy to antique collectibles or books for lazy afternoon reading, shopping can be a daily event or an end-of-season savings event just in time for holiday gift giving.

Year round special events spice up the Boardwalk experience. The Music Pier, an historic boardwalk auditorium, is the site of many concerts featuring a full range of musical styles for every generations’ pleasure. Parades are another fun boardwalk tradition including the Baby Parade where children from newborns to school age kids showcase their cuteness and creativity, the parade of Miss New Jersey contestants, high school marching bands, and a parade of vintage and classic cars. New automobiles are showcased at the Annual Auto Show. Other events not to be missed include the Spring and Fall Family Fun Fests and merchant table sales during Citywide Yard Sale weekends. Finally, there are many families who make it a point to always begin and end their years at the Ocean City Boardwalk. Ocean City’s First Night New Year’s Eve celebration and New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge will make your heart beat just a little bit faster

13th Street Bathhouse & Bikes
13th Street & Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-7121
 
99 Four Shore
1044 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-7368
 
Air Circus
1114 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-9343
 
Bad Kitty
1064 Boardwalk Ocean City

 
Bag Boutique
836 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-7403
 
Barefoot Trading Company
1242 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-8300
 
Bashful Banana Bakery & Cafe
946 Boardwalk on Colony Walk Ocean City
609-398-9677
 
Beach Club Hotel 
1280 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-8555
 
 
Boardwalk Merchants
Ocean City
609-457-1151
 
Boardwalk Peanut Shoppe
10th & Boardwalk Ocean City
609-391-2002
 
Boba Brothers & Mom's Nuts
1138 Boardwalk Ocean City
267-767-9940
 
By The Sea
850 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-0159
 
Cape House Condominiums
1500 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-703-3090
 
Congo Falls Miniature Golf
1132 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-1211
 
Curly's Fries International
950 Boardwalk & 822 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-335-7353
 
Del's Oceanside Grill
934 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-3931
 
Emily's Ocean Room Cafe'
719 E. 11th Street Ocean City
609-398-5700
 
Flanders Hotel
719 E. 11th Street Ocean City
609-399-1000 x7123
 
Flanders Hotel and Conference Center
719 E. 11th Street Ocean City
609-398-9998
 
 
Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy & Fudge
1100 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-2202
 
George's Candies
700 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-4444
 
Gillian's Island /Adventure Golf
Plymouth Place & Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-0483
 
Gillian's Wonderland Pier
6th St. & Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-7082
 
Hamburger Construction Co.
1020 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-0454
 
Henna Shop
974 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-9709
 
Henry's Fine Jewelry
1236 Boardwalk Ocean City
800-214-4435
 
Ike's Famous Crabcakes 2
1344 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-814-1700
 
Islander
920 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-3162
 
Jilly's Arcade
1168 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-2814
 
Jilly's French Fry Factory
1034 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-2869
 
Jilly's Ice Cream Factory
1172 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-2814
 
Jilly's Tee Shirt Factory
936 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-4200
 
Jilly's Tee Shirt Factory
1048 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-4200
 
Johnson's Popcorn
1360 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-5404
 
KB'S Kettle Corn
600 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-646-7069
 
Mack and Manco, Inc.
920 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-2548
 
Mia's Christmas Gallery
1078 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-525-2455
 
Ocean 7
7th St. & Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-2200
 
Ocean City Coffee Company
928 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-5533
 
Ocean City.calm
1008 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-2946
 
Ocean Paradise
960 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-5229
 
Ocean Treasures
1008 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-5549
 
Old Salt
1312 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-1063
 
Original Fudge Kitchen
800 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-7457
 
Oves Seafood Restaurant & Bikes
4th St. & Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-3712
 
Pirate Voyages
10th & Palen Avenue Ocean City
609-398-7555
 
Playland's Castaway Cove
1020 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-4751
 
Port O Call Hotel
1510 Boardwalk Ocean City
800-334-4546
 
Prep's Pizzeria & Dairy Bar
1004 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-0636
 
Promenade Food Court
744 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-4174
 
Rita's Water Ice
900 & 1348 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-3385
 
Roma Pizza
656 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-6597
 
Shirt Shack
808 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-5402
 
Shriver's Gelato
846-848 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-0100
 
Shriver's Salt Water Taffy & Fudge
9th St. & Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-0100
 
Steel's Fudge
1000 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-2383
 
Surf Buggy Centers
8th St. & Boardwalk Ocean City
609-399-2468
 
Surf Mall
12th St & Boardwalk Ocean City
609-398-1533
 
Terry Ivory Jewelry
952 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-391-1166
 
The Hula Grill
942 Boardwalk Ocean City 
609-399-2400
 
The Spot by Jilly's
762 Boardwalk Ocean City

 
The Spot by Jilly's
1066 Boardwalk Ocean City

 
Walt's Original Primo Pizza
832 Boardwalk Ocean City
609-525-0022