Wow. If you haven't hit the beach in Ocean City yet this spring, you may be the only one, lol.

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In fact, more than $2.2 million in beach tags were purchased at a preseason, discounted price even before the start of Memorial Day Weekend, according to

If that's not a sign that South Jersey was eager for the COVID-19 pandemic to turn a corner, I don't know WHAT is. After last summer's temporary beach closures and social distancing and mask mandate, beachgoers clearly seem ready to make up for lost time.

Ocean City Public Information Officer Doug Bergen told OCNJ Daily, “Ocean City sold more than 112,000 seasonal tags and brought in a record $2,242,000 in seasonal tags during the preseason discount period." He goes on to express his positive outlook as we roll into the official start of summer, saying, “Weather will be a big factor, but all indications point to a blockbuster summer in Ocean City."

That total reportedly beat the $2.1 million profit in 2019, making it a record.

In case you've got some downtime coming up, and would like to visit, Ocean City beach tags cost $5/day and $10/week. Beach tags can be purchased in advance at

Where's your favorite spot on Ocean City beach? Like, what street do you like to hit? Let us know in the comments below!


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