OCEAN CITY, NJ – If your idea of a Jersey Shore vacation includes lacing up the old rollerskates or rollerblades or taking to the street on your skateboard, you might not want to visit Ocean City, New Jersey.
Ocean City, known as a dry town with a large boardwalk and two amusement piers could possibly be the most un-fun town at the Jersey Shore to many. On top of banning Sunday business, Ocean City also bans skateboarding and rollerblading on any public property at any time.
Want to skirt the law and skate on your own property? Well, you can only do that legally between the hours of 8 am to 6 pm on any day. Skating is not allowed after dark in Ocean City.
According to city code, 4-22.1, “No person shall be permitted to operate or use roller skates or skateboards at any time upon any street or alley located within the City.”
That includes the city’s picturesque boardwalk and its access ramps.
Additionally, “No person shall be permitted to operate or use roller skates or skateboards upon any private property within the City of Ocean City before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. of any day.”
Ocean City does however have a public skate park. Skateboarding is permitted here until dusk each night.