Cities and Towns
- 1 Toms River — The county seat of Ocean County
- 2 Jackson Township — The location of Six Flags Great Adventure, with the tallest rollercoaster in the world
- 3 Lakewood — The most populous town in the county, with a significant Jewish community
- 4 Tuckerton —
Long Beach Island
- 5 Barnegat Light — Home of the Barnegat Lighthouse
- 6 Beach Haven —
- 7 Ship Bottom — The entry point of Long Beach Island
- 8 Bay Head —
- 9 Brick Township —
- 10 Lavallette —
- 11 Mantoloking —
- 12 Ortley Beach —
- 13 Point Pleasant —
- 14 Point Pleasant Beach —
- 15 Seaside Heights —
- 16 Seaside Park —
There are no major airports in the county, but Newark Liberty International Airport and Atlantic City International Airport are nearby. Travelers wanting to travel from nearby regions including Atlantic City itself can use the SJTA TransIT Link shuttle to travel between Atlantic City International Airport and the Pleasantville Bus Terminal. At the bus terminal you can catch another NJ Transit bus to Ocean County. Car rental services are available at both airports.
Amtrak does not have stations in Ocean County. New Jersey Transit trains serve Point Pleasant in the northeast of the county.
New Jersey Transit buses make stops in Toms River and Lakewood on the route between New York and Atlantic City.
From North Jersey and New York City, take the Garden State Parkway South. From South Jersey including Atlantic City, take the Garden State Parkway North. From the west, including Philadelphia, take State Route 70 East.
Ocean Ride provides bus transportation for US$2.00, though the fixed routes aren't really that extensive, catering more to locals than tourists.
A car is highly recommended, as public transport is very limited in the area.
The Barnegat Bay runs along eastern Ocean County. The barrier islands are mostly developed but there is a state park and many smaller parks surrounding the bay.
The Barnegat Bay in the east of the county is host to a population of bay nettles, a type of stinging jellyfish. While these are not invasive, they have become more abundant in recent years, mostly due to human causes. To reduce the chance of a sting while in the waters, apply petroleum jelly to exposed skin or wear lightweight protective clothing, such as a pantyhose. In case you get stung, use salt water to remove any tentacles (they can still sting on their own), then apply shaving cream and scrape it off. Ice may be used to alleviate any pain and itching.
92.7 and 98.5 FM serve the county.