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United States & CanadaFamily Fun Resorts

HCWT 04.23.2012 21:27 0 0

Family Fun Resort - Ocean Grove
New Jersey's favorite family beach vacation

   A Shangri-la of seagulls with a non-commercialized boardwalk, the village of Ocean Grove boasts a dignified row of eateries and shops on the tree-lined Main Avenue. Visitors will see no tacky T-shirt shops, no bustling arcades, and no water slides or noisy rides in this idyllic community.
    To explore the small town of one square mile you and the kids can rent old-fashioned bicycles, the kind with no gears or handlebar brakes, at Ocean Grove Hardware.  The shop also boasts creaky wooden floors and also offers a selection of antiques on the second level. Among nearly a dozen cafes, coffee shops and restaurants in Ocean Grove you’ll find Nagle's Apothecary Cafe with its collection of old pharmaceutical bottles.
    One of those small towns that time forgot Ocean Grove is now designated a National Historic district; the community was
Ocean Grove, a seagull Shangri-la for families.

Ocean Grove, a seagull Shangri-la for families.

founded by Dr. William Osborn, a Methodist minister. The location was just what the doctor ordered: a high beach; thick groves of pine, cedar, and hickory trees; and no mosquitoes. Natural boundaries were made by two lakes and the ocean, with gates across the remaining side. Until 1980 the town gates were closed from midnight on Saturdays through midnight on Sundays.
   The sandy beach is one of the best in the world, is clean and thong-free. The beach badge, at $6.00 per day, is well-worth the cost.
      Stroll along the Asbury Park Boardwalk and find venues for music, film, events, dining and shopping including the Stone Pony, Convention Hall, and Paramount Theatre. Other popular attractions are the Historical Society Museum and Centennial Cottage, guided walking tours, Thornley Chapel, Beersheba Well and the Tent City - all nestled around the Great Auditorium campus. You and the kids can also check out Ott’s Restaurant with its delicious seafood, which is perched at the far end of Ocean Grove's boardwalk and bordering the shell of the once-thriving Asbury Park

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