Starting as a campground in 1869 as an outgrowth of the camp meeting movement in the United States, a group of Methodist clergymen formed the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association to develop a summer camp meeting site on the Jersey Shore. What started as 20 tents is now a square mile town of Victorian homes.

It is difficult to get lost in this Historic District. One of the best ways to explore Ocean Grove is on foot. We recommend parking West and South of Main Avenue in town. The Northern part of town near the Great Auditorium and the blocks close to the beach fill up quickly; try the West and South side of town.

On-Street Parking

Ocean Grove is a residential town and offers free on-street parking. Since Ocean Grove is a Historic Site there are no parking lots or garages, but that’s what adds to its charm! Parking can be tricky at times but drive around; you will find a spot and are still only a few blocks away from the beach! Ocean Grove is bike and walking friendly.


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