Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove Fishing Pier

Ocean Grove is a town in New Jersey.


In 1867, Reverend William B. Osborn, a Methodist Preacher, attended week long outdoor holiness camp meeting in Vineland, New Jersey. Osborn's enthusiasm knew no bounds and eventually he found an ideal camp meeting site, a secluded community on the North Jersey Coast, where spiritual and physical health could be renewed. On July 31,1869 a group of ministers and friends camped at what is now called Founders Park and after a candlelight prayer service dedicated themselves to establish a permanent Christian camp meeting community called Ocean Grove. From this simple beginning there would emerge a permanent town. In 1975, Ocean Grove received the designation as a State and National Historic District as an example of a 19th century planned urban community. The district contains the largest aggregate of Victorian and early 20th century structures in America. A Board of Architectural Review was established to create exterior design standards ensuring that the District would maintain its existing architectural heritage of Victorian seaside cottages.

Get in

By car

From New York and points north

New Jersey Turnpike to exit 11 change to the Garden State Parkway South to exit 100B to Route 33 East follow straight to end of road crossing Main Street and following to Ocean. Turn left on Ocean Ave and follow for five blocks. You are now on Main Ave in Ocean Grove. The center and heart of town is one block west.

From the west

Route 18 South to Route 33 East. Follow straight into Ocean Grove

From Philadelphia and points south

New Jersey Turnpike to exit 7A change to 195 East to route 18 North. Exit at the route 33 exit staying in the left lane that will put you on route 33 East at the light on the bottom of the exit ramp. Stay on Route 33 East to the ocean. Turn left on Ocean Ave and follow for five blocks. You are now on Main Ave in Ocean Grove. The center of town is one block west.

By bus and train

All Buses and trains arrive at the Asbury Park Transportation Center located across the street from the Main Avenue entrance to Ocean Grove. Cab service is available.

Penn Station, New York

New Jersey Transit North Jersey Coast Line to Asbury Park Station 973-275-5555 Taxicabs available at station. service companies: Tops, Surf, Ocean and Super

Port Authority New York Academy Bus -Shore Points to Port Authority Academy Bus Line drops off at various points in Ocean Grove including the heart of town. 732-291-1300

From Philadelphia

NJT Route 317 from Philadelphia[http://www.njtransit.com ] Greyhound Bus Terminal

By air

Allaire Airport Farmingdale New Jersey, Newark & JFK Airport Ground transportation available at all airports to get into Ocean Grove

Local Bus Service

New Jersey Transit Route:

830 Point Pleasant Beach - Asbury Park, 832 Red Bank - Asbury Park, 836 Freehold Raceway Mall -Asbury Park, 837 Long Branch - Asbury Park

Get around

The best way of getting around Ocean Grove is by walking in the square mile that the town covers. If you feel the need to leave there is 11 miles of uncommercial boardwalk stretching from Asbury Park to Sea Girt, New Jersey.


Ocean Grove Auditorium and Stokes Statue


A street in Ocean Grove

Through out the year Ocean Grove has events that include-


The Ocean Grove Business District has many stores and speciality shops.


You'll find lots of great food in Ocean Grove with the many eateries and cafes.


Ocean Grove is a dry town. There are many bars and liquor stores in the towns outside of the Grove.


The town has many quaint B & B's, Inns and hotels. You can find rooms that range from $50 a night to $500.


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