Ocean Gate was originally named for the wooden trestle bridge that was built in 1881 across the bay, linking the town with Seaside Park and other beach resorts across the bay. As more and more people came through the town from the Philadelphia Railroad, they gradually acquired properties and built summer homes along the water. Today Ocean Gate is mostly year round residents and features a mix of houses with historic older homes, restored summer cottages and new homes as well. With over a mile of beach and boardwalk, this quaint town affords residents with opportunities for boating, fishing, crabbing, swimming and scenic walking. Ocean Gate also has its own elementary school, The Ocean Gate Yacht Club, an active historical society and a senior citizens club. A perfect town for families of all ages.
For more information about Ocean Gate, check out their local website. Ocean Gate has its own grade school and for high school, students attend Central Regional. When you're done walking on the scenic Ocean Gate boardwalk and enjoying the beach and sailing, you can check out the Ocean County calendar of events for great stuff to do! The Ocean Gate Yacht Club has a wonderful location and an active family sailing program.
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Where to eat while you’re looking: Ocean Gate House