Joanne Swayze's Ocean City Home Away From Media

After a childhood spent in Ocean City, there was no question where Swayze would spend the rest of her summers.

Continued from Stephanie Brandow's Somers Point escape.

Photo by Jared CastaldiShore escape: Ocean City (Memorial Day-Labor Day). “My husband and I both grew up coming here. When we knew we were going to buy a Shore house, there was no question.”

Shopping: “We kick off our summer with a shopping trip to Surfer Supplies (3101 Asbury Ave., Ocean City; 609-399-8399, I remember going there as a kid, so it’s such a cool experience bringing my children there to shop.”

Eats: “We have a few favorite places for takeout—like Red’s Jersey Mex Cafe (11th Street and Haven Avenue, Ocean City; 609-399-2272, • Voltaco’s (957 West Ave., Ocean City; 609-399-0753, has great hoagies and homemade Italian specials.” • “Piccini’s (1260 West Ave., Ocean City; 609-525-0767) has the best brick-oven pizza.” • “Since Ocean City is dry, if I’m going out with just my husband or with our friends we go to Baia (998 Bay Ave., Somers Point; 609-926-9611,, Steve and Cookies (9700 Amherst Ave., Margate City; 609-823-1163, or Tomatoes (9300 Amherst Ave., Margate; 609-822-7535,” • “Bennie’s Bread (1159 Asbury Ave., Ocean City; 609-398-9450, is a tiny bakery that has the best breads and desserts.”

Family time: “We take our kids to the indoor pool at the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Ave., 609-398-6900,, which also has a lot of activities that keep them busy throughout the summer.”

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