||Discover Ocean County
Free things to do in Ocean County
The Shore and so much more!
Ocean County provides many wonderful experiences
that are free to everyone. All you have to do is use your imagination.
to Discover Ocean County.
- NEAR THE WATER -
Search for Sea Shells - Build Sand Castles - Crab - Sit on a Jetty &
Watch Boats sail by - Seine - Inner Tube down a River - Watch Wind Surfers
- Root for a Sailboat Regatta Winner - Fish - Beach Comb - Go to Island
Beach State Park, bicycle in and take a swim, take a tour, visit the aeolium -
Surf - Watch Swim Races -
See commercial fishermen bring in the day's catch - Watch a lifeguard
tournament - Swim at Berkeley Island or Ocean County Parks.
Call the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce and reserve a free place
for the "Behind the Scenes Dock Tour at Viking Village," 800-292-6372
- AT THE SHORE -
Free entertainment at Fantasy Island Amusement
Park - Visit the new Museum of NJ Maritime History in Beach Haven -
Listen to a 1923 Wurlitzer Organ and Watch an Antique Carousel in Seaside
Heights - Attend a Beach Concert - Feed Seagulls "on the fly" - Bring a
Bike and take a morning boardwalk ride - View the Unique Long Beach
Island Architecture - Walk the Boards (Boardwalk) or People Watch -
Photograph Barnegat Lighthouse - Watch Ocean Fireworks - See a Laser
Light Show in Pt. Pleasant Beach - Enjoy live family entertainment shows
- Explore the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail - Take Clam Shucking
Lessons - Roller Blade along the Beach Front - Fly a Kite - Play
Volleyball - Jog - Count birds along the Flyway - See Fudge or Salt Water
Taffy Being Made - "Ooh" and "Ah" to a sun rise over the ocean or sunset
over the bay.
- SOME SPECIAL EVENTS -
Parades - St. Patrick's Day/March, July 4, Columbus Day/Oct. -
Founders/Heritage Days - Classic Cycllng Meets - Pro Volley Ball -
Cranberry Harvest - Double Trouble State Park/Oct. - Jet Ski
Championships - LBI 18 Mile Marathon/Oct. - Easter Parades - NJ State
Championship Chile Cook-off/July - Italian Festivals/Oct. - Old Time
Barnegat Bay Decoy & Gunning Show/Sept. - Ice Cream Festival/July -
Festival of the Sea/Sept. - Ocean Hey Rube, Get an Inner Tube Race/Sept. -
Cattus Island Nature Festival/Oct. - Crab Races/Aug. - NJ Lighthouse Challenge/October.
- INLAND -
Learn about the Pinelands - Exercise along a Fitness Trail - See antique
wooden boats at the Maritime Museum - Wander through the former
Rockefeller Estate lands (Now Ocean County Park) - Visit the site of the
Hindenburg Crash - Relax in an Arboretum - Visit a nature center:
Pinelands - Wells Mills County Park, Waretown, Coastal Wetlands - Cattus
Island County Park Toms River - Visit a community museum - Picnic at a
County Park - Talk to a Park Naturalist - Take the Historic Toms River
Waterfront Walking Tour - Play Tennis - Take the Ocean County Historical
Trail - Look for Orchids ln the Pine Barrens - Take a nature walk and
look for the Jersey Devil - Browse through an Art Gallery - Go to an Arts
& Craft Show - Listen to Historical Lectures at LBI Museum - Learn about
Local History at the Ocean County Llbrary - Visit St. Vladimir's Russian
Orthodox Church with its Golden Dome - Watch Planes Take off and Land at
Miller County Airpark.
For a FREE Dining, Lodging & Attractions Guide,
Call - 1 (800) ENJOY 33
Information provided by the Ocean County Public Affairs Office.
to Discover Ocean County.