No trip to Ocean Grove, NJ is complete without a stroll on the boardwalk. This half-mile promenade boasts spectacular views of the Atlantic and provides relief from the noise and crowds of other Jersey Shore beaches. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or with the whole family, the Ocean Grove Boardwalk is perfect for a relaxing afternoon by the sea.
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage in Ocean Grove. Over half of the boardwalk was destroyed, and the fishing pier was significantly damaged. It cost $3 million to rebuild the boardwalk through FEMA and a community fund-raising drive. Today, we are happy to say that the Ocean Grove Boardwalk stands strong and proud! Here are some of the things you can enjoy there.
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Explore the Ocean Grove Boardwalk
1. Outdoor Recreation
Ocean Grove locals and visitors love the non-commercial aspect of the boardwalk. You can go for a peaceful walk and enjoy the ocean breeze, or watch a beautiful sunrise in the morning. There are also plenty of benches to sit back and watch the waves crashing onshore. The boardwalk is great for walking, jogging, and biking (during off hours) and there’s even yoga on the beach for yogis.
2. Boardwalk Pavilion
For live entertainment just steps from the sand, head to Ocean Grove’s Boardwalk Pavilion. It’s situated in front of the Great Auditorium and hosts worship services and concerts during the summer months. Church services are held at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings and Summer Band performances are held on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. Both are free and open to the public.
3. Dunes Boardwalk Cafe
Dunes Boardwalk Cafe is a cooperative eatery on the Ocean Grove Boardwalk. It’s basically like an indoor food court, with local vendors selling pizza, burgers, waffles, lobsta rolls, and ice cream. Guests can dine at the picnic-style benches and enjoy gorgeous views of the ocean. There’s not a bad seat in the entire place!
Stop by the Asbury Park Boardwalk
After you explore Ocean Grove, visit the neighboring town of Asbury Park for a totally different vibe. Their mile-long boardwalk features a great selection of restaurants as well as fun shops, a pinball arcade, and the historic Convention Hall. It’s just a short walk from Ocean Grove and is a great place to bring the kids. Read our blog for details.
Book Your Stay at the Inns of Ocean Grove
When it’s time to find lodging on the Jersey Shore, look no further than the Inns of Ocean Grove. Our Ocean Plaza Hotel and Ocean View Inn are just steps from the boardwalk and have everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, top-notch amenities, and beautiful views throughout your stay. We even offer a delicious complimentary breakfast each morning! Call us at (732) 774-6552 to check our availability and reserve your room today. We look forward to having you!