GARDENS – OCEAN CITY, NJ
Ah, to be in the Gardens! The Gardens is basically every bit of sand north of North Street, and host to some of the most desirable homes on the island. It’s gracefully residential, with curving tree-lined streets, large lots, and landscaped yards. This northernmost tip of the island is wrapped on 3 sides by the bay, inlet and ocean with wide, uncrowded beaches set against a backdrop of broad dunes and bird sanctuaries. It feels as though you’re nestled away miles from the action, but the center of town and boardwalk are just 10-15 blocks away. The Gardens, Ocean City, NJ rental listings include the largest selection of single family homes, ranging from charming cottages to luxurious estates, with a mix of stately duplexes.
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Charming and classic
Privacy prevails in this quiet neighborhood of single family cottages, classic beachside estates and occasional duplexes. Biking and walking is easy in the Gardens as the web of curving and crossing streets have no commerce and little traffic. Looking for a local coffee shop or bistro? No worries, you’ll find favorites right next door in the Ocean City, North End, or venture further to the center of town. Or, take a short drive over the Longport Bridge to the neighboring shore towns of Longport and Margate. Continue traveling north to try your luck in the Atlantic City casinos!
Beaches are accessed by trails through the grassy, wind-swept dunes to find some of the most picturesque and natural beaches on the island. Are you a bird watcher? Bird sanctuaries along the inlet beaches host aerial shows sure to please nature lovers. Prefer bay breezes and gentle waves? The Gardens has the only access to bay and inlet beachfront and swimming, these beaches are not guarded and are subject to tidal flows and some currents. It’s no coincidence that avid surfers seek the perfect wave on Waverly Beach, watch all you want, but no swimmers allowed! Metered parking spots and bike racks are available along Beach Road for those not walking the short distance from home to beach.
Dining in the Gardens is mostly in your home, or you can grab a pizza from Pizza Express on Atlantic Avenue. Craving something sweeter? Take a family stroll toTJ’s Ice Cream next door to sample one or more of their 64+ flavors.
Unobstructed skyline views are in both directions from this tip of the island. To the north, Atlantic City skyscrapers glitter in the sun just beyond the more sedate beach towns of Longport, Margate and Ventnor. To the south, you’ll see the entirety of the crescent shaped beaches of Ocean City.
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