NJ Shore Attractions and Events

Places to Visit

Things to do at the New Jersey Shore

Cape May

The 157-foot-high Cape May Point lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb to the top of the lighthouse can view the scenic Cape May peninsula. The first known lighthouse at Cape May was built in 1823. By 1847, the lighthouse had to be moved as the sea had encroached upon it to such an extent that the tower was surrounded by water and the foundation was threatened. The lighthouse was rebuilt on a high bluff and was never used. The current lighthouse was built in 1859. The Cape May Point State Park also contains a maritime museum, a guest shop, a bird observatory (this is a well known location for viewing fall bird migration), many nature trails, and surf fishing! Cape May Point State Park is a key site on the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail. For further information, please call (609) 884-2159.

Be sure to visit the concrete ship "Atlantis" now sinking off beach known for Cape May Diamonds at end of Sunset Boulevard. The Circular Guard Towers are also located at Cape May Point. Cape May & Wildwood stood watch for World War II submarines.

Historic Cold Spring Village is a recreated 19th Century South Jersey Farm Village. Special events and activities are held. The Cold Spring Presbyterian Church was originally built in 1718; the present church was constructed in 1823. The adjoining graveyard dates back to 1742. Perhaps more Mayflower descendents are buried here than anywhere else outside of Massachusetts. Cold Spring, Rt. 9 (609) 898-2300.

Cape May Bird Observatory (Chapter NJ Audobon Society) has programs for bird enthusiasts. 707 E. Lake Drive, Cape May (609) 884-2736.

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) / Emlen Physic Estate has an extensive display of Victorian furniture, clothing, toys, tools, etc. The Carriage House of the Physick Estate is the home of the Cape May County Art League, said to be the first such organization on a county basis in the US. Established in 1929. Located at 1048 Washington Street, Cape May - (609) 884-5404.

Cape May Seashore Lines offers a 22 mile round trip train ride between the Cape May County Park & Zoo, Cape May Court House, Historic Cold Spring Village and Cape May on the former Reading Company's steel speedway to the shore. www.capemayseashorelines.org

All aboard the Cape May-Lewis Ferry! Each crossing of the Delaware Bay can be the backdrop for a host of wonderful new memories and family stories. Sit back and relax as you cruise past historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, and local wildlife. For more information, visit https://www.cmlf.com/ 


Wildwood features one of the state's most famous beaches as well as the famous Wildwood Boardwalk, a 2 1/2 mile long boardwalk with seven amusements piers. Call for info, 1-800-WW-BY-SEA. Morey's Pier and Mariner' Landing on the Wildwood Boardwalk has family-fun filled piers with “more rides than Disneyland” and two spectacular water parks. 609-522-3900. Wildwood Crest's Turtle Gut Section is the site of the only American Revolutionary War battle fought in Cape May County. Turtle Gut Park is located at Miami & NJ Aves. The Wildwood Historical Museum, located at Wildwood City Hall Rooms 214 & 216, 4400 New Jersey Ave.  The museum offers an interesting pictorial view of early Wildwood.

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was built in 1874 and has a functioning light, memorabilia and antiques on display. 1st & Central Aves., North Wildwood. (609) 522-4520.

Wyland's Whaling Wall is a giant-sized wall mural (220' by 30') depicting life-sized whales and dolphins. Located at the Boardwalk Mall, Garfield Avenue. 

The George E Boyer Historical Museum has exhibits on history of the Wildwoods. Holly Beach Station Mall, Pacific Ave., (609) 523-0277.

Cape May Court House / Stone Harbor

Cape May Court House is the location of the County Seat. Original courthouse and jail were built here in 1764. 300 years of local history is located in the 19th century Cresse Holmes house (and barn). This is the location of the Cape May County Historical Society and Museum. 504 Rt. 9 North, Cape May Courthouse (609) 465-3535.

The Cape May County Park and Zoo is a beautiful park for you to enjoy, with tree-lined paths, natural seasonal gardens, picnic areas, playgrounds, bike trails and a pond for fishing. The Zoo is known for it's 600 plus inhabitants, the African Savanna, the reptile house, and it's World of Birds aviary. Park is just seven miles south of Ocean View Resort on Rt. 9. Donations accepted at gate.

Tree to Tree Adventure Park run by the Cape May County Zoo is South Jersey’s premiere aerial adventure course that features zip lines, nets, Tarzan swings, and other thrilling obstacles for the whole family. This is designed for any age and ability. There are color coded courses that progressively become more difficult in challenging the mind and body. Reservations are required for this; call (609) 388-8289. The address is 707 Rte 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.

Jersey Shore Alpacas is an alpaca farm located in Cape May. The farm provides weekly "Open farm" Saturdays where visitors can meet and feed the alpacas at the fenceline (carrots are provided). The farm does not have a charge, but donations are very appreciated. If you are not able to visit on a Saturday or want a more personal experience, they offer a $20/group private appointments that include up to 4 people, and additional people are $5 each. The address is 521 Route 47 South, Cape May, NJ 08204. Call for more information (609) 889-4957.

The Performing Arts Center of Middle Township is the largest performing arts center in South Jersey. Presents musicals and plays. Call for schedule of events. 212 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Court House, (609) 463-1924.

The Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary is a nationally recognized nesting grounds. Visit the museum and observation tower. 111th to 116th Streets on 3rd Ave., Stone Harbor. (609) 368-5102. The Wetlands Institute has a salt marsh trail, observation tower, tours & programs. Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor. (609) 368-1211.

Sea Isle City

The closest ocean beach to OVR is on the coast of Sea Isle City which is approximately three miles from us. At our entrance, turn right onto Route 9 south. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Sea Isle Blvd (east). You'll cross a bridge and discover a small shore town that in the 1870's was modeled after Venice, Italy by a man named Charles Landis. Many parking spots are metered in Sea Isle City; therefore, be prepared. The beach requires "beach tags" which can be purchased at the beach or from the Sea Isle Recreation Department. For additional information, please call (609) 263-0050.

Ocean City

Ocean City is called America's Greatest Family Resort with its boardwalk, amusements, concerts, and beaches. 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
The Ocean City Historical Museum, at 1735 Simpson Ave. contains many early Ocean Cit artifacts, including items from the "Sindia," wrecked on the beach at 16th Street - Call (609) 399-1801. The Discovery Sea Shell Museum has an amazing collection of sea shells and free admission! 2721 Asbury Ave., Ocean City. (609) 398-2316.

Places to Visit at the Jersey Shore

Morey's Pier Amusement Parks

Just a short 18 miles outside of Ocean View Resort, there is so much to do at Morey's. There are over 100 rides and attractions! 
Located at 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260.

Phone: (609) 729-3700

Water Parks at Moreys Piers

With two water parks to chose from, the splashing fun never ends between Ocean Oasis Water Park & Beach Club and Raging Waters! We have water park discounts in our office.

Phone: (609) 522-3900

The Wetlands Institute

This non-profit organization sits in 6,000 acres of protected wetlands. Here you can find educational tours, and it is a base for research on wetlands ecology.
Address: 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247. It is an 11 mile drive.
Phone: (609) 368-1211.

Cape May County Zoo & Park

Visit more than 550 animals in 85 acres of exhibits with free year-round admission.
Address: 707 U.S. 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. It is 7.6 miles away and about a 14 minute drive.

Cape May County Zoo Tree to Tree Adventure Park

South Jersey’s premiere aerial adventure course featuring zip lines, nets, Tarzan swings and other fun obstacles for every age and ability. Reservations are required. 

Address: 707 U.S. 9 N, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 388-8289

Rainy Day at OVR?

Check out this YouTube video sponsored by Ocean View Resort. It gives many ideas on how to spend your rainy day! Click here.

Local New Jersey Shore Restaurants

Carmen's Seafood Restaurant

Chill dockside spot offering seafood & pasta dishes, plus a kids' menu, in fishing boat-themed digs.
Located at 343 43rd Pl, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243.

 Click here to view their website.

Phone: (609) 263-1634

The Deauville Inn

Longtime waterfront restaurant & sports bar offering traditional American seafood & meat dishes.
Located at 201 Willard Rd, Strathmere, NJ 08248.

Click here to view their website.

Phone: (609) 263-2080

Mike's Seafood and Dock Restaurant

Mike's Seafood and Dock Restaurant has a wide selection of fresh, locally caught seafood for both lunch and dinner.
Located at 4222 Park Rd, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243.

Click here to view their website.

Phone: (609) 263-3458

Gem Grill & Pizzeria

Gem Grill & Pizzeria is a hidden gem of South Seaville! It is located just a few minutes from Ocean View Resort. Call in your order or eat it there. Gem Grill & Pizzeria also offers a wide variety of convenience store items. 
Located at 366 Main St, South Seaville, NJ 08246.

Click here to view their website.

Phone: (609) 624-1037

Sushi Ocean View

If you enjoy authentic Japanese/ Asian fusion cuisine, you will surely enjoy this restaurant! The chefs use only high quality and freshest ingredients. Check out the menu here.

Sushi Ocean View is located half a mile away (3 minute drive) from Ocean View Resort. 

Phone: (609) 624-8886

Bayshore Restaurant

Bayshore Restaurant specializes in homemade classic Italian pastas, sauces, soups, desserts and much more in a warm friendly atmosphere. The address is 2515 Shore Road, Ocean View, NJ. Make a right out of Ocean View Resort and it will be on your right in less than a mile.

View the menu and order online from their website here.

Phone: (609) 624-1717

Duck Donuts

Here you will find gourmet donuts of all flavors, along with sundaes, coffee, sandwiches, and catering. The address is 3246 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202. 

See their website here. Order online here. See the menu here.

Phone: (609) 830-3202

Slack Tide Brewing Company

Stop by Slack Tide Brewing Company for a tour and tasting! Slack Tide Brewing Company was founded in 2015 by Jason and Tadhg Campbell, two brothers raised in Cape May County, New Jersey.
Check out the website here. Their beer can be found here.

Surf Dog Bar & Grill

Surf Dog envisioned creating a fun, unique eatery that captures the spirit of the Jersey Shore. Surf, sun, sand and above all, good times! 

Check out their menu here. Their website can be found here
Address: 1563 Dehirsch Ave, Woodbine, NJ 08270 

Phone: (609) 427-6011

A Modo Mio Ristorante

Relaxed, modern trattoria with outdoor seats featuring elevated Italian cuisine, along with wine.
View their website here to see the menu, photo gallery, and make reservations. Their address is 5900 Landis Ave, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243.
Phone: (609) 486-5455

Steve's Grilled Cheese & Quesdailla Company

If you think this place is just a grilled cheese joint, you're wrong. They have great pasta, chicken parm, and oh by the way phenomenal grilled cheese!
View the menu here. Order online here. The address is 27 John F Kennedy Blvd, Sea Isle City, NJ 08243.

Phone: (609) 478-2370

Cape May Brewing Company

Looking for things to do in the off season or for the summer? Check out Cape May Brewing Co! They offer free guided and self guided tours, or stop by to try a flight or pint! If you’re looking for a good vibe & great beer this is the place for you!

View the website here. The address is 1288 Hornet Rd, Cape May, NJ 08204.

Phone: (609) 849-9933

Local New Jersey Shore Shopping / Supplies

Washington Street Mall

Washington Street Mall is a shopping mall located in Cape May where you can shop, dine, and relax!
Located at 401 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204. A full list of shops, restaurants, events, and hours of operation can be found on their website here.
Phone: (609) 884-0555

Tanger Atlantic City Outlets

Tanger Outlets The Walk is a 109-store open-air outlet mall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is the only outlet mall in Atlantic County.
Located at 2014 Baltic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.
Phone: (609) 344-0095.

The website can be found here.

Acme Markets

Acme Markets is a supermarket chain for all of your grocery shopping needs. This store is located on 2087 Shore Road, Seaville, NJ 08230 and is 2.8 miles away by vehicle. 

Store Phone: (609) 624-9004; Pharmacy Phone: (609) 624-9041

Cape May Wicker

This is a furniture store located just 3 miles from Ocean View Resort, and it is about a 6 minute drive. The address is 1930 N Route 9, NJ 08210.

Phone: (609) 624-3031

Local New Jersey Shore Health Care

Cape Regional Health System

Cape Regional Health Systems is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving residents and visitors throughout

This hospital provides a range of services you can view here. Check out their website here

To schedule an appointment, please call 609.463.CAPE.

Cape Regional Urgent Care

"Cape Regional Urgent Care is the outpatient clinic to turn to when you need treatment for a non-life-threatening condition but don’t want to deal with the hospital emergency room.

Address: 11 Court House South Dennis Rd, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: (609) 465-6364

CVS (Seaville location)

CVS is drugstore chain selling a variety of beauty & health products, plus some grocery & household items. You can view their website here.
Address: 2078 US Highway 9 South, Ocean View, NJ 08230
Phone: (609) 624-2310

Upcoming Events In Cape May County, New Jersey

Sea Isle City Events
Wildwood Events
Stone Harbor Events

Click here for a list of nearby restaurants offering take-out and delivery.

Here is a list of popular attractions near Ocean View Resort:

  • Sea Isle Boardwalk. 3.4 mi.
  • Lucy the Elephant. 13.5 mi.
  • Tree to Tree Cape May. 8.7 mi.
  • Cape May County Park & Zoo. 8.6 mi.
  • The Wetlands Institute. 10.2 mi.
  • Nev-R-Enuf Sportfishing. 6.9 mi.
  • Ocean City. 9.1 mi.
  • Totally Tubular Watersports & AQUA PARK. 9.6 mi.