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Ocean Grove is a super quick ride from both New York City and Philadelphia. It's history is still very much alive.

Founded by a group of Methodist clergy and benefactors in 1869, Ocean Grove continues its longtime tradition of religious worship. The "Camp Meeting Association" hosts religious services, ceremonies and entertainment several times a day throughout the summer months.


Ocean Grove is an oceanfront town along the eastern coast of New Jersey. It is one of the most northern towns along the Jersey Shore.

Ocean Grove is the least commercial town along the entire eastern seaboard of the United States. Of all the beachfront towns from Maine to Florida, Ocean Grove is the most unique. It consists mainly of single family homes although there are many multi-family homes, Bed & breakfast style hotels are also available.

Ocean Grove is a quick drive from both New York City and Philadelphia. In fact, it was that very closeness that made it so desirable to the founding families of Ocean Grove in the 18th Century. After the end of the American Civil War, a group of prominent Methodist families sought to create a summer retreat for family, meditation, spirituality and religious worship. They found the wooded shores of northern New Jersey and endeavored to secure a one-mile square area that is today known as Ocean Grove.

Jersey Shore :: Atlantic Ocean News

December 2014

N.J. panel considers Atlantic City Future Survival

The opulent but troubled new casino complex in Atlantic City has created only 2,780 jobs

ATLANTIC CITY - The state's Assembly Tourism and Arts Committee meets here Wednesday for a special public hearing. Call it a mini-State of the State of Atlantic City. With gambling revenue continuing to tumble - as evidenced by the recent financial travails of the $2.4 billion Revel, Atlantic City has to come up with another strategy to survive, and hopefully again thrive.

(This article was first published by the Philadelphia Inquirer which holds its full copyright. You may read more here: Atlantic City Jobs Scrutiny")

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Ocean Grove: It Ain't Snooki's Jersey Shore  - Ocean Grove is located along the Atlantic Ocean shore of New Jersey. Most of the people in the area refer to the entire NJ shoreline from the Atlantic highlands to Cape May as, "The Jersey Shore". In 2007, a cable television series titled, "The Jersey Shore" made its debut on the MTV cable network. The individual characters on the television program became celebrities almost overnight. Within a few weeks of the debut of the show, people all over the world knew the names of the characters: Snooki, Paulie D, Vinnie, JWoww, Ronnie, Sammy, Deena and The Situation.

North / South Streets
01 Ocean Ave
02 Beach Ave
03 Central Ave
04 Pilgrim Pathway
05 New York Ave
06 Pennsylvania Ave
07 New Jersey Ave
08 Delaware Ave
09 Whitefield Ave
10 Benson Ave
11 Lawrence Ave
12 South Main Street
East / West Streets
30 Fletcher Lake Ave
31 Inskip Ave
32 Stockton Ave
33 Franklin Ave
34 Clark Ave
35 Cookman Ave
36 Broadway
37 Abbott Ave
38 Webb Ave
39 Embury Ave
40 Heck Ave
41 Main Ave
42 Mt Hermon Way
43 Mt Tabor Way
44 Mt Carmel Way
45 Mt Zion Way
46 Olin Ave
47 Pitman Avenue
48 McClintock St
49 Ocean Pathway
50 Bath Ave
51 Surf Ave
52 Atlantic Ave
53 Seaview Ave
54 Spray Ave
55 Asbury Ave
56 Lake Ave
Attractions, Community Amenities, Hotels
13 Great Auditorium
14 Centennial House
15 Community House
16 Tents
17 Retail
18 Veterans' Park
19 Signage, Sports
20 Pavilion on the Beach
21 Beach
22 Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts
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Ocean Grove is a town on the Jersey Shore. There is a fascinating collection of tent-homes that remain around the Great Auditorium in the middle of town. You can view some of them during our photo tour of Ocean Grove which starts right here.

Ocean Grove is bordered on the north by Asbury Park, New Jersey and Bradley Beach on its southern side. North of Asbury Park is Deal, New Jersey: don't worry, if you never heard of it, you can't afford it. Above that is the most affordable Long Branch, New Jersey in Monmouth County, NJ. If you want to stay farther north of that, you can try Monmouth Beach, NJ, though that town is pretty expensive and does not have a large choice at all of Jersey Shore Rentals. Most people don't look for winter vacation rentals on the Jersey Shore, but for the summer, that's where it's at: search for New Jersey Summer Shore Rentals.

Ocean Grove is a "dry town"; that is, there are no liquor stores and the restaurants don't offer alcohol with your meals. Nor can you BYOB. It's also "neighborhood quite time" after 10 PM. If you need to get your Jersey Shore groove on, this is not the place for you. But if you just want a quiet summer vacation rental by the week, month or season, then Ocean Grove may be what you need.

Nearby shore towns are Sea Bright, Atlantic Highlands, Avon, Spring Lake, Point Pleasant, Brielle, Manasquan and Bay Head, New Jersey.

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Observe the colorful photo to the right >>. Can you identify where it is located in Ocean Grove? It is part of a prominent building in town. Are you an explorer of the streets, nooks and crannies of this Jersey Shore town? If so, then surely you have walked right by this furry critter. If you know the answer,

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