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The empty boardwalk

Ocean City, NJ, United States
21 Kudos
Three short months ago the scene before you would have been chaos. Hordes of happy, but sunburned, travelers walking, or riding up and down this boardwalk. Jitney drivers would be patrolling for patrons and kids would be pestering their harried parents for one more ride on the local roller coaster. However, in the beginning of November, such was not the scene. It was locals who strolled the beach looking for treasure in the sand, and bored looking shopkeepers wondered why they even bothered to open this day. I found my excursion restful as I didn't have to jostle with crowds and my biggest decision was what bored shopkeeper I was going to give my business to.
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For kids

Gillian's Wonderland Pier
Another experience for kids directly on the Ocean City boardwalk.
OC Waterpark
An amusement park, right next to the beach. Perfect for kids.

Points of interest

Ocean City Music Pier
This building is one of the few on the ocean side of the boardwalk.


Johnson's Popcorn
If you like sweet things, you can't go wrong here.
Shriver's Gelato Ice Cream
One of the more famous names on the boardwalk also has an ice cream stand.
Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard
This chain of ice cream stands had a presence on the boardwalk.


Shirt Shack
If you like loud shirts this is the place for you.
The Islander
This closed for the season store, looked to have it all.
Beach It
If you forgot something for the beach, this is your place.

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