Ocean City, New Jersey, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ocean City, New Jersey, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Ocean City, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Ocean City, New Jersey, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Ocean City, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Ocean City, New Jersey, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ocean City, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Ocean City, New Jersey, United States of America by month

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January

If you go to Ocean City in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool and snowy. Expect it to snow (several inches of snow). Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

Traveling to Ocean City in February, you will notice that it can be brisk and snowy. Expect it to snow (several inches of snow). Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you visit Ocean City during March, you are likely to notice that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to snow ().

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Ocean City is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Ocean City, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Ocean City is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you visit Ocean City during June, you may notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you visit Ocean City during July, you will probably notice that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

In August, Ocean City is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Ocean City, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you go to Ocean City in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you visit Ocean City during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you vacation in Ocean City during November, you might notice that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to snow ().

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you go to Ocean City in December, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to snow (a couple of inches of snowfall). Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Discovery Seashell Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Ocean City, New Jersey, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Ocean City.

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