Ocean County is located 50 miles east of Philadelphia, PA, 70 miles south of New York, NY and 25 miles north of Atlantic City, NJ, making it a prime destination for residents of these cities during summer vacations at the New Jersey Shore.

Ocean County is home to many tourist attractions including the Barnegat Lighthouse, Island Beach State Park, Long Beach Island, Six Flags Great Adventure, which is the home of the world's tallest, fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka. Ocean County is also a gateway to New Jersey's Pine Barrens, one of the largest protected pieces of land on the East Coast.

Active Adult Communities in Ocean County include Four Seasons at Mirage, Heritage Bay, Heritage Point, Horizons at Barnegat, Pheasant Run, Sonata Bay, Holiday City Heights, SilverRidge, Cedar Village, Greenbriar 1 & 2, Lions Head, Pavillion, Princeton Commons, Seaview Village, Wedgewood Place, Pheasant Run, Four Seasons at Metedeconk, Four Seasons at South Knolls, Riviera at Westlake, Westlake, Winding Ways, Sea Breeze, A Country Place, Covington Village, The Enclave, The Fairways, Four Seasons, Horizons at Woodlake Green, Leisure Village, Leisure Village East, Lions Head Woods, Four Seasons at Sea Oaks, Cranberry Creek, Sunrise Bay, Heritage Green, Leisure Knoll, Leisure Ridge, Leisure Village West, Renaissance, River Pointe, Greenbriar Oceanaire, Atlantic Hills, Escapes at Ocean Breeze, Gardens at Pleasant Plains, Greenbriar Woodlands, Lake Ridge, Silverton Holiday City, Country Walk, Meadows at Lake Ridge, The Reserve of Lake Ridge.