Welcome from the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders

Home to 600,000 year-round residents and a vacation spot that doubles that number in the summertime, Ocean County offers bucolic farmland settings in the west and picture perfect coastlines in the east. Southern Ocean County continues to grow in popularity with young families starting out and seniors looking for their retirement spot. It serves as the gateway to Long Beach Island – a warm-weather paradise offering premier beaches, shopping, and nightlife – all coming together to form the perfect getaway and vacation destination at the Jersey Shore. The Southern Ocean County mainland is home to a host of Ocean County programs and facilities. County parks in Southern Ocean County include Freedom Fields County Park in Little Egg Harbor, a great location for getting a softball game underway, Tip Seaman County Park in Tuckerton, home to the annual Decoy Show, Wells Mills County Park, Waretown, the county’s largest park and Cloverdale Farms in Barnegat Township, just to name a few. If you are a golfer, the Ocean County Golf Course at Atlantis in Little Egg Harbor Township is an 18-hole championship course for you to enjoy. It also features Cuisine on the Green, a restaurant on the course, operated by the Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools and housing their culinary program. Southern Ocean County towns are also served by individual Ocean County library branches, all part of the largest public library system in the state, where you can choose learning or leisure or both.

Residents in Southern Ocean County have access to all County Services with many accessible at the Southern Ocean County Service Center or the Southern Ocean County Government Complex both located in Manahawkin. Southern Ocean County is as welcoming as it is rich in history and a showcase for the County’s heritage from the baymen to the fishing industry to all its modern amenities. It offers something for everyone. We are pleased to welcome this new source of information to Southern Ocean County and in particular Little Egg Harbor Township and Tuckerton and we look forward to providing you with updates on what is happening in your town and around the County.