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Ocean-View is a town in Sussex County, located one mile from the Atlantic Ocean and one mile from the Indian River Bay. It is surrounded by the Assawoman Canal and Whites Creek and is considered a bedroom community for the nearby resort town of Bethany Beach. The community that is now Ocean View began in 1688 as a 500-acre tract of land given to Matthew Scarborough by Lord Baltimore. There is a legend that says a young man climbed a tree and could see all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, hence, the name Ocean View. The town was incorporated in 1899 and today Ocean View has a full time population of 1,006 residents. That figure is expected to more than double in the near future with the annexation of a new golf course development, which has more than 700 homes on the southwest side of the community. Attractions near Ocean View include Delaware Seashore State Park, Cape Henlopen State Park and the historic towns of Lewes, Delaware and Cape May, New Jersey. Outdoor activities abound, including swimming, beachcombing, clamming and fishing, boating, surfing, canoeing, hiking, golf and more. Neighboring Bethany Beach is home to a beach boardwalk and bandstand with musical acts from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They also host a summer Farmers Market and an annual Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival in early September.

Surrounding areas: Bethany Beach, Delaware (1.6 mi), South Bethany, Delaware (2.7 mi), Clarksville, Delaware (3.0 mi), Long Neck, Delaware (6.0 mi), Fenwick Island, Delaware (6.2 mi), Frankford, Delaware (7.7 mi), Selbyville, Delaware (9.1 mi)

Ocean View Vacation Rentals

Ocean View Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Blue Surf Motel98 Garfield PkwyBethany Beach, DE1.9 mi.(302) 539-7531
Bethany Arms Motel99 Hollywood StBethany Beach, DE2.0 mi.(302) 539-9603
Holiday Inn Express-Bethany Beach710 S Coastal HwyBethany Beach, DE4.3 mi.(302) 541-9200
Fenwick Sea Charm Hotel & ApartmentsLighthouse Rd & Bethany AveFenwick, DE6.3 mi.(302) 539-9613
Ric Mar ApartmentsDelaware & Bunting AveFenwick, DE6.3 mi.(302) 539-9613
Econo Lodge Oceanblock14502 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD6.9 mi.(410) 250-1155
Red Carpet Inn12534 Ocean GtwyOcean City, MD7.7 mi.(410) 213-0376
Cayman Suites Hotel12500 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD8.2 mi.(410) 250-7600
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites12601 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD8.2 mi.(410) 250-7800
Georgia Belle Suites Hotel12000 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD8.6 mi.(410) 250-4000
Carousel Beachfront Hotel & Suites11700 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD8.7 mi.(800) 641-0011
Comfort Inn Gold Coast11201 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD9.0 mi.(410) 524-3000
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel10100 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD9.3 mi.(410) 524-3535
Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel & Conf CNTR9100 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD9.8 mi.(410) 524-7777
Americinn Lodge & Suites329 Z Airport RdDewey Beach, DE10.2 mi.(302) 226-0700
Atlantic Inn & Suites4353 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE10.2 mi.(302) 227-0401
Atlantic Oceanside Motel1700 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE10.2 mi.(302) 227-8811
Best Western Gold Leaf1400 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE10.2 mi.(302) 226-1100
Dewey Beach Suites & Motel1406 Hwy 1Dewey Beach, DE10.2 mi.(302) 226-0233
Econo Lodge Resort19540 Castal HwyDewey Beach, DE10.2 mi.(302) 227-0500
Hampton Inn4529 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE10.2 mi.(302) 645-8003
The Marina Suites1115 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE10.2 mi.(302) 227-1700
Holiday Inn Oceanfront6600 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD11.0 mi.(410) 524-1600
Marshall Inn Motel6104 62ND StOcean City, MD11.3 mi.(410) 524-6666
Ocean City Coconut Malorie200 59TH StOcean City, MD11.3 mi.(410) 723-6100
Comfort Inn Rehoboth4439 Hwy OneRehoboth, DE11.4 mi.(302) 226-1515
Quality Inn & Suites3100 Hwy 1Rehoboth, DE11.4 mi.(302) 226-2400
Quality Inn Oceanfront5400 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD11.6 mi.(410) 524-7200
Brighton Suites Hotels34 Wilmington AveRehoboth Beach, DE11.8 mi.(302) 227-5780
Admiral Hotel2 Baltimore AveRehoboth Beach, DE11.9 mi.(302) 227-2103
Board Walk Plaza Hotel2 Olive AveRehoboth Beach, DE12.0 mi.(302) 227-7169
Gateway Motel4800 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD12.0 mi.(410) 524-6500
Airport MotelRR 1 Box 96Rehoboth Beach, DE12.1 mi.(302) 227-6737
Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center101 N BoardwalkRehoboth Beach, DE12.1 mi.(302) 227-2511
Bay Resort MotelRehoboth Beach, DE12.1 mi.(302) 227-6400
Holiday Inn Express-rehoboth Beach4289 Hwy OneRehoboth Beach, DE12.1 mi.(302) 227-4030
Windjammer Apt Motel4503 Atlantic AveOcean City, MD12.2 mi.(410) 289-9409
Ramada Limited Convention Center4201 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD12.3 mi.(800) 288-6488
Barefoot Mailman Motel16 35TH StOcean City, MD12.7 mi.(410) 289-5343
Summer Beach Condominium3 35TH StOcean City, MD12.7 mi.(410) 289-1600

Ocean View Weather & Climate

Southern Delaware's weather is greatly moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. The state is the second smallest in the U.S., only 96 miles long and 9 to 35 miles across. Most of it lies within the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the climate transitions between a humid subtropical climate and a continental climate. However, despite its small size, there are significant variations in temperature and amount of snowfall among the state's three counties. Sussex County, which includes the southeastern beach areas, has a somewhat milder climate and a longer growing season than the northern part of the state. Summers are warm with occasional thunderstorms and July is the hottest month of the year. Southeastern Delaware tends to have the highest temperatures and more precipitation than the center of the state, with an average precipitation of 46 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although August is usually the wettest month. The whole state has mild winters because the mountains of Pennsylvania protect it from cold northwest winds. January, on average, has the coldest temperatures.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 28°F 4.01 in. 36°F
February 46°F 29°F 3.22 in. 36°F
March 54°F 36°F 4.45 in. 44°F
April 64°F 44°F 3.54 in. 53°F
May 73°F 54°F 3.91 in. 60°F
June 81°F 63°F 3.15 in. 68°F
July 86°F 68°F 4.19 in. 73°F
August 84°F 67°F 5.34 in. 76°F
September 78°F 61°F 3.77 in. 73°F
October 68°F 49°F 3.42 in. 63°F
November 58°F 41°F 3.33 in. 54°F
December 49°F 32°F 3.67 in. 44°F

Ocean View Map & Transportation

Main viewing image.
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The closest airports in the area are the Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Regional airport (SBY) located about 26 miles southwest of Ocean View in Salisbury, Maryland, Easton Newnam Field (ESN) located approximately 55 miles northeast of Ocean View in Easton, Maryland, the Millville Municipal airport (MIV) located roughly 56 miles north of Ocean View in Millville, New Jersey, and finally the Atlantic City International airport (ACY) located around 68 miles northeast of Ocean View in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Ocean View Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
FunderlandRehoboth BeachDE12.1 mi.
Baja AmusementsOcean CityMD14.5 mi.
Jolly Roger Amusement ParkOcean CityMD14.5 mi.
Ocean City Pier RidesOcean CityMD14.5 mi.
Trimper's RidesOcean CityMD14.5 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ34.2 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ34.2 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ34.2 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ34.2 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ57.7 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ57.7 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ62.8 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ65.6 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ67.0 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ67.0 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE81.2 mi.
Fantasy Island Amusement ParkBeach HavenNJ83.5 mi.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD85.4 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ85.9 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ87.6 mi.
Water Parks
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ34.2 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE41.3 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ57.7 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD78.5 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ83.5 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ93.4 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA111.8 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA112.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Bear Trap Dunes Golf ClubOcean ViewDE 
Bethany Bay Golf ClubMillvilleDE1.5 mi.
Salt Pond Golf CourseBethany BeachDE2.5 mi.
Baywood GreensLong NeckDE6.0 mi.
Links at Lighthouse SoundBishopvilleMD9.0 mi.
Pine Shore Golf CourseBerlinMD11.7 mi.
Golf Park at Rehoboth BeachRehoboth BeachDE12.1 mi.
Old Landing Golf CourseRehoboth BeachDE12.1 mi.
Midway Par 3 Golf CourseLewesDE16.0 mi.
Bay ClubBerlinMD16.9 mi.
Beach Club Golf LinksBerlinMD16.9 mi.
Creek ClubBerlinMD16.9 mi.
Deer Run Golf CourseBerlinMD16.9 mi.
Eagles LandingBerlinMD16.9 mi.
Ocean City Golf & Yacht ClubBerlinMD16.9 mi.
Ocean Resorts Golf ClubBerlinMD16.9 mi.
River Run Golf CourseBerlinMD16.9 mi.
Rum Pointe Golf CourseBerlinMD16.9 mi.
Rookery Golf ClubMiltonDE19.4 mi.
Wood Creek Golf LinksDelmarMD26.6 mi.
White Plains Regional Park & Golf CourseWhite PlainsMD27.1 mi.
Cape May National Golf ClubCape MayNJ28.5 mi.
Woodland Golf ParkSeafordDE28.7 mi.
Nutters Crossing Golf CourseSalisburyMD29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ93.4 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ93.4 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA108.9 mi.
State Parks
Holts Landing State ParkDE2.8 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE2.8 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE3.4 mi. 
Fenwick Island State ParkDE5.7 mi. 
Delaware Seashore State ParkDE7.4 mi. 
Cape Henlopen State ParkDE14.8 mi. 
Beach Plum Island State ParkDE18.1 mi. 
Trap Pond State ParkDE19.9 mi. 
Assateague State ParkMD22.7 mi. 
Shad Landing State ParkMD34.1 mi. 
Milburn Landing State ParkMD35.9 mi. 
Killens Pond State ParkDE38.5 mi. 
DiscoverSea Shipwreck MuseumFenwick IslandDE6.2 mi.(History)
Nutter D. Marvel Carriage MuseumGeorgetownDE18.7 mi.(History)
Emlen Physick EstateCape MayNJ28.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtSalisburyMD30.3 mi.(Art)
Oyster & Maritime MuseumChincoteagueVA45.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Museum of American GlassMillvilleNJ59.2 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ28.7 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD30.3 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE86.4 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ95.4 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD96.5 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD96.5 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA97.3 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC107.5 mi.

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