10 Things to Do in Ocean Grove That You Shouldn't Miss

December 8, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Ocean Grove is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Neptune Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It had a population of 3,342 at the 2010 United States Census. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean's Jersey Shore, between Asbury Park to the north and Bradley Beach to the south. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ocean Grove is noted for its abundant examples of Victorian architecture.
Restaurants in Ocean Grove

1. Silverball Pinball Museum

1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6289 +1 732-774-4994
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 531 reviews

Silverball Pinball Museum

Reviewed By giftedelaine - Bridgewater NJ USA

Today, we went to this museum on the Asbury Park boardwalk not knowing what to expect and, boy, did we have a great time! We are not pinball players, but thought this would be fun and it was. Retro pinball machines, arcade games, skeeball, hockey, pong, vintage TV shows on the screens, and "kids" of all ages having a ball. It was a cold, rainy day today, so I don't know what it looks like in nice weather, but since this is not yet and summer season, it was quite cozy! The entrance is on the boardwalk side and it is packed with old, well maintained machines. Above the machines, there is brief history of the manufacturer and the history of the machine and what its goals for play are. You pay a one-day rate and you can play all day with the one admission. It was fun trying our luck from machine to machine. My husband loved an old vintage baseball pinball machine that tallied runs, hits,etc. and had little men "running" from base to base. There is a little "café" inside that serves basic snack foods, but there are also real restaurants nearby. The museum in a little "strip" near the Stone Pony. Don't know what parking is like during the "season" but now street and lot parking were available. I can't tell you the last time we had so much fun and it was fun watching others having fun as well. The one day pass is $25 but that is for unlimited play with in and out privileges. Tom, the manager, was very nice as was the staff in general. Highly recommend for you, your friends, your grandkids, etc. It's like a trip to a time where life was simpler and just fun.

2. Kane Brewing

1750 Bloomsbury Ave, Ocean Township, NJ 07712-3941 +1 732-922-8600
Excellent
55%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Kane Brewing

Reviewed By Brett E - Chesapeake, Virginia

Kane's facility is enormous compared to your run-of-the-mill craft brewery. Beer quality and selection doesn't disappoint. Lagers, IPAs, Stouts. They have a beer that will fit your style.

3. St. Catharine Catholic Church

West Lake Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 89 reviews

St. Catharine Catholic Church

Reviewed By BBK1000 - New York City, New York

Hendry Wijaya played an absolute,itely enthralling, amazing, beautiful, entrancing solo piano recital. The church was nice.

4. Clancy's Tavern

25 S Main St, Neptune, NJ 07753-5032 +1 732-988-4500
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Clancy's Tavern

Reviewed By Traci2013 - Nazareth, Pennsylvania

We love to go to Clancy's as we always get to talk with some of the locals. Most are so fantastic. We sat with Earll (73 year old local) who was so awesome! He was a veteran. If you run into him tell him Traci and Tony said hello! And buy him a Bud from us!!!!! Oh, the food and service is also very good!!!

5. Ocean Grove Beach

Ocean Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Ocean Grove Beach

Reviewed By Christine C - USA

I live close to a few beaches and this is one of my favorites! Ocean Grove's family friendly atmosphere extends to the beach and its boardwalk. While it can get crowded during the summer months, I always have a relaxing time when I am here.

6. Belmar Parasail

608 River Rd, Belmar, NJ 07719-2707
Excellent
99%
Good
1%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 59 reviews

Belmar Parasail

Reviewed By Donna G - Ocean

Took a friend who had never parasailed before and is afraid of heights and sharks. He was actually laughing as we were dunked and swirled in the ocean. We enjoyed the view And serene quiet up 300 feet in the air . We enjoyed the classic rock music during the boat ride and we clapped for each couple when they returned . Lots of fun..

7. Asbury Park Boardwalk

Asbury Park, NJ +1 732-996-4485
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 797 reviews

Asbury Park Boardwalk

Reviewed By Jerry W - New Jersey

Some of the shops and the restaurants along the boardwalk are ok and other so-so. Be prepared to (1) pay to ge on the beach (2) pay beach prices; and (3) note it is a well patrolled subdued atmosphere. Both the beach and the boardwalk are wide but nothing special. Nice for a weekday stroll.

8. Belmar Beach and Boardwalk

Ocean Avenue, From First to Twentieth Avenues, Belmar, NJ 07719
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 366 reviews

Belmar Beach and Boardwalk

Reviewed By James M - Doylestown, Pennsylvania

What a pleasant surprise. The beach is clean and people are nice. Good place to visit in September. Small boardwalk with minimal lowlifes.

9. The Great Auditorium

54 Pitman Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1557 +1 732-775-0035
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 53 reviews

The Great Auditorium

Reviewed By deezmayer - Ridgefield Park, New Jersey

What an awesome/inspiring night--112 choirs, 600+ participating singers, a small orchestra, a huge pipe organ & in the great auditorium. There were also several congregational hymns so we could sing along (even if we couldn't care a tune)! The auditorium and tent city (May to October) are must sees; sitting on the boardwalk enjoying the ocean sounds/smells so peaceful. Concert was free; we'll never forget this night.

10. Paramount Theater and Convention Hall

1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-5782 +1 732-775-3533
Excellent
41%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 123 reviews

Paramount Theater and Convention Hall

Reviewed By Diane K - Dewey Beach, Delaware

we saw phil lesh et. al. on thursday, october 26, 2017. if the acoustics were not absolutely awful in this venue, it would have been one heck of a show. the building is a historical beauty (we had coffee and a pastry at a little coffee bar inside the following morning which was terrific) right on the asbury park boardwalk. the security was tight, but friendly. there were only one men's and one women's room in the entire theater. because there were so many bars set up (4 just on the floor area), this made for some long bathroom lines. i'm glad that i had a seat and was not part of the floor area standing the entire show. although i know some folks enjoy that sort of experience, it is not for short me. if you go into this venue knowing full well that the sound is going to stink, but you are attending a show of someone you really want to see/hear---go for it. personally, i won't be attending another show here.

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