As a small township in East-Central New Jersey, Ocean Township is largely made up of the communities Wanamassa, Oakhurst, and Wayside. The population of the area has slowly grown over the course of the last two decades, reflecting the popularity of the region.
Ocean Township is also home to some parks. The Joe Palaia Park hosts the townships annual Fourth of July celebration. The Italian American Association of the Township of Ocean also hosts their annual five-day festival every summer. Weltz Park is an undeveloped parcel of the Monmouth County Park System, that is very popular with the locals.