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Courtesy of Stainton's

Key Info

810 Asbury Ave

Price & Hours

Free
Hours vary seasonally

Details

Shopping Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend

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  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Stainton's Gallery of Shops provides space for more than 70 unique vendors to sell their wares. While it's best to shop at Stainton's without expectations, the wares sold can include jewelry, candles, art, pottery, toys and apparel. Past travelers say that Stainton's provides an excellent place to pick up a one-of-a-kind gift or a memorable keepsake. Additionally, many visitors enjoyed the opportunity to speak with the artists and salespeople, describing them as friendly and helpful. Shopping also proves a satisfying way to spend a potentially rainy or cold afternoon in the New Jersey beach town.

One of the few attractions in Ocean City that doesn't sit on the boardwalk, Stainton's is located between 8th Street and 9th Street on Asbury Avenue. The gallery of shops is open daily, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer, but hours are reduced during the offseason. Stainton's website provides additional information on vendors, hours and more.

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