During the busy days, one can swim, sun, surf and sail. Attend a concert, go for a bike ride, take a stroll on the boardwalk, play a round of mini-golf, learn to play shuffleboard or take to the courts for a round of tennis. We are in close proximity to New Jersey's largest fishing marina. Golf is available year-round at many fine courses in the area. If horses are your thing, pleasure riding, as well as Monmouth Park Race Track, and the historic Freehold Race Track are a short drive away. As are Great Adventure Wild Animal Park and amusement center and the PNC Bank Art Center featuring leading entertainment artists are also minutes away. There are also frequent bus trips to Atlantic City. Old Bridge Raceway Park is also just a short drive away for any Auto enthusiast.
The Ocean, just steps away from the Bellevue Stratford, abounds with Striped Bass, Fluke, Blues & Kingfish. Fish off the pier or right off the jetties! Best time to fish: 5 A.M. - 7 A.M. and 8 P.M.
Ocean Grove's Historic Great Auditorium, only a five minute walk from the Bellevue Stratford, is the largest enclosed auditorium in New Jersey. The Great Auditorium plays host to a variety of secular and religious programming including concerts featuring world renowned artists, recitals, various entertainments and of course the annual Camp Meeting programs. Among some of the noted persons and groups who have appeared at the Great Auditorium are the Rev. Billy Sunday, educator Dr. Booker T. Washington, opera diva Marian Anderson, folk group Peter, Paul and Mary and seven US Presidents including Ulysses S. grant and most recently Richard M. Nixon. For information on the Great Auditorium's programs call 732-775-0035 or visit http://www.oceangrove.org