Ocean City New Jersey: A Dry Town
Ocean City, located only twenty-five miles north of the Southern point of New Jersey is a “Family” town that invites vacationers from all over the country. This town, which is proud to be a “Dry” town, keeps the party atmosphere to a minimum. The law which makes Ocean City a town that does not sell alcohol has come up for a vote several times, but every time it stays the same.
Although there are no bars or restaurants that sell alcohol, there are liquor stores located at the foot of the bridge on the other side of the city, including a “Super” Liquor store, which is a huge warehouse near the 34th Street Bridge.
Vacationers are welcome to bring alcohol to their weekly rentals and enjoy their vacation. But the citizens of Ocean City feel that without the element of alcohol readily available, it makes Ocean City one of just a few towns along the Jersey Shore that does not have to deal with rowdy bars, and unruly visitors who are inebriated.
Many would think that this law would discourage the young from visiting, which is very untrue. Many teenagers come to Ocean City during high school, college, and end up bringing their families down once they reach the age of marriage and children. Generation after generation visits this Family Friendly town. Come back to Ocean City, again and again.