Ocean Grove, a resort town located on the Atlantic Ocean between Asbury Park and Bradley Beach. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ocean Grove is known for it’s Victorian architecture. It is also known for the Great Auditorium and long boardwalk. Ocean Grove Beach is extremely popular with families during the summer months. The town center is full of eateries, ice cream parlors, breakfast spots, coffee shops and gift shops.
Also Ocean Grove is a town rich in tree-lined streets, lakes, and parks. The main avenue is “Small Town USA” with a variety of restaurants, quaint shops and stores providing daily necessities of life. Easily accessible by car, train and bus, the Grove is about an hour from Philadelphia and New York City.
New Jersey’s finest year-round family seashore, one square mile of natural beauty, has welcomed and delighted vacationers, including U.S. presidents, award-winning writers, and popular celebrities for over a century.
Come for a day or to stay at Ocean Grove!
In 1897, the site in Ocean Grove was leased to the school district for the purpose of creating Neptune High School, a comprehensive four-year community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades.
Neptune Township Schools is one of New Jersey’s 31 former Abbott districts. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1929.
The Administration, Faculty, and Staff members of Neptune High School is committed to providing a safe learning environment that cultivates personal growth and citizenship for all students. High academic standards, coupled with an emphasis on the importance of cultural diversity, will continue to be our focus and allow us to work in conjunction with parents and the community.
You MUST visit “Tent City” while you’re here. EVERY single summer, 114 tents are erected around the Great Auditorium. This tradition started in 1869. The tents are still in such demand that there is a waiting list of over ten years for summer rentals. Don’t worry. These aren’t your average, camping tents.
The tent community is unique, to say the least. But for many, it’s a tradition and a vacation experience unlike any other. The canvas tents are used as living rooms; the cottages are used for bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Outside, the little tiny porches are big enough for 2 lawn chairs and maybe even a small table. There was a great article written about the tents and you can read all about it here!
Ocean Grove offers a variety of places to dine with everything from casual informal cafés that offer table service and outdoor dining in the warm weather months, to more formal fine dining restaurants with warm, relaxed atmospheres. Visitors can also grab a cup of freshly brewed coffee, delicious home-baked goods, or their favorite flavor ice cream at one of the town’s many specialty shops that offer counter service. One characteristic they all have in common is their warm, friendly service!
From fine dining and “high tea” to pizza and soda, Ocean Grove has many restaurants, bakeries, and cafes to suit many tastes. Open all year long, Ocean Grove eateries offer fresh, seasonal menus for summer, winter, and the holidays. Here is a list of options:
The beach will be open on weekends only from Memorial Day weekend through June 19. The beach will be open daily beginning June 20 through September 7.