Ocean Grove is a quaint seaside town on the National
Register of Historic Places and the nation’s largest
assemblage of Victorian architecture. Visitors and
locals enjoy the beach, the old-fashioned oceanfront
boardwalk and Main Avenue shops and outdoor cafés.
What began in 1869 as a Victorian-era camp meeting
site has become one of the Jersey Shore’s finest
year-round seaside resorts. Known as the “Jewel of the
Jersey Shore,” Ocean Grove’s one square mile offers
pristine beaches, tree-lined streets, serene boardwalk
and parks, unique eateries, outstanding inns and an
eclectic shopping district.
Ocean Grove kicks off each summer by hosting over
300 vendors at the Chamber of Commerce’s Giant
Spring Flea Market in June and closes the season with
the Giant Fall Flea Market in September. Visit the town
events calendar at oceangrovenj.com/events.html. A
short stroll from lively entertainment hub Asbury Park,
Ocean Grove is a quieter, family friendly complement to
Asbury’s bustling downtown. It is easily accessible by
NJ TRANSIT’s North Jersey Coast Line to the Asbury
Park train station.
Visit www.oceangrovenj.com for the Ocean Grove
Area Chamber of Commerce and contact them at
email@example.com or 732-774-1391.
Photo by B. Cuthbert
OCEAN grove VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE, RELIGIOUS ROOTS