The Riviera is a boater’s paradise, running along Bay Avenue, from W 16th Street to Wahoo Drive, through a number of unique picturesque lagoons that sport waterside residences and some of the most spectacular sunsets. If you love relaxing on your deck at the end of a great day, this is the place to be, sharing conversation with like-minded water craft enthusiasts.
This section is a favorite, as it offers easy access from both the 9th Street Bridge and the 34th Street Bridge. There are many housing options, from single family to duplexes, townhomes and triplexes. The Municipal Airport and Municipal Golf Course reside within this district. Here, the island begins to narrow, so you are never more than six blocks to the beach.
From 27th Street to Waterway Road and Bay Avenue to Bayland Drive, with its four cul-de-sacs, is the area known as Bay Landings. This little neighborhood, near the Stainton Wildlife Refuge, is populated with charming single family homes. Its southern border at Waterway Road extends out to Bluefish Lagoon, with some of the best open bay views on the island.
Merion Park is bordered by Roosevelt Boulevard and W 39th Street. It is primarily a single family oasis just south of the 34th Street Bridge. At its southern border is the lovely Blue Water Marina Condominiums.
OC Homes is a 7-block area of the island, from 52nd Street to 59th Street, and West Avenue to Dory Drive toward the Intracoastal Waterway. Single family homes and condos can be found here, as well as the 55th Street Bridge and causeway which provide easy access to Strathmere, Sea Isle City and all shore points south.
34th Street to the southernmost tip of the island is known as the South End. The narrowest part of the island, no property is more than 2 ½ blocks from the ocean. On the bay side, there are beautiful wetland views. On the ocean side are some of the best beaches Ocean City has to offer. Early mornings will find surf fishing enthusiasts along the water’s edge and wildlife observers exploring Corson’s Inlet State Park, the largest tract of undeveloped land along the state’s oceanfront.