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I have a 6x10 enclosed trailer to haul my Harley. Looking for a place to park. Staying at Sea Watch on coastal highway. Coming August 9.
Submitted by Brian Y, Steubenville Ohio on July 31, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 31, 2014

Your trailer is below the 21' limit for trailer parking, so you can park it on any side street without issue as long as it's a legal spot and you aren't parked there during marked "no parking" times.  There is also a large public lot on 100th St. you can use. The cost to park there is $10 a day or $50 a week. 

Is there a schedule of times and stops for the bus that goes up and down the coastal highway? If so where can I access this information?
Submitted by Amanda P, CHEEKTOWAGA New York on July 31, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 31, 2014

It's real easy and you don't need a schedule. The busses run every 15 minutes up and down Coastal Highway and stop at every corner where someone is standing. 

http://oceancitymd.gov/Public_Works/ServicesSchedule.pdf

http://oceancitymd.gov/Public_Works/pwmap.html

Which summer month is the best for vacation in ocean?
Submitted by Jim W, Millersburg Pennsylvania on July 31, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 31, 2014

They're all good, but I like August the best.  The weather and the water is at the warmest and everything is still open. This is just my opinion.

We are heading to OC next week. Where can I pick up a visitors guide when I get there?
Submitted by Chris H, Greensboro North Carolina on July 31, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 31, 2014

Hi Chris.  Most of the hotels and shopping areas have them, but it's just as easy to stop at the Convention Center on 40th St and pick one up. There is a visitor center on the left side of the center and you'll find every visitor book, pamphlet, brochure and coupon out there for OCMD.  And if you can't find what you're looking for, there are helpful volunteers on hand to assist you. 

Are there any electric car charging station or hotels with car chargers?
Submitted by Rich E, Bedford Pennsylvania on July 31, 2014
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Johnstown Pa

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Answered: July 31, 2014

Not in Ocean City.  The closest ones are in Millsboro Delaware and Salisbury Maryland. 

Go to this page and type in 21842 (OC's zip code) to find the exact locations.

Hi, I'm looking for swimming lessons for my 5 year old around 142nd street, would you have any recommendations?
Submitted by Lorene H, New York New York on July 29, 2014
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 29, 2014

Lorene,

Contact Coach Lori at Ocean City Aquatics.  410-520-0098 or check them out online at www.oceancityaquatics.com

When do the rental stands at the beach close for the season? I am coming down Sept. 7-12 and want to rent chairs and umbrella. Thanks!
Submitted by Jerry H, Liberty Pennsylvania on July 28, 2014
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 29, 2014

Hi Jerry, the rental stands will still be on the beach. you should be able to find the blue boxes to rent the umbrellas and chairs. also if you decide not rent there is a walmart in berlin\west ocean city that you can find umbrellas and chairs at low prices. Roses on 94th is another great place for chairs and umbrellas.

What are the hours that we can ride bicycles on the boardwalk?
Submitted by Tracy M, Annapolis Maryland on July 28, 2014
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 29, 2014

Hi Tracy, you may have bikes on the boardwalk up until 11am weekly and the weekends you can have them on the boardwalk until 10am. you can also find out more information at www.ococean.com and click on town ordinances.

Are there any artificial tanning options in Ocean City? Also I promised my child I would get him a hermit crab and I was wondering where I could purchase one?
Submitted by Ray M, Lee Franconia Virginia on July 28, 2014
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 28, 2014

There are artificial tannnig options in OC. For a chemical based tan, try Creative Day Spa 91st in the Princess Royale Hotel (410-524-8664) or 137th Streets ()410.250.8664). If you want a tanning bed option, try  Bliss Salon and Spa at 123rd Street. You can call them at 410.213.1122.

There are several places along the south end of the boardwalk that sell hermit crabs. Just walk through some of the souvenir shops and look for the signs and you will be able to purchase one and all the associated supplies with no problem.

Have fun in OC!

Tentative day trip planned to OC with 2 Grandparents, 2 parents, 7 grandkids (probably August). Looking to minimize costs ... is eating/picnicking on the beach allowed ? Any restrictions on beverages (understand NO alcohol ... but cans ? bottles ?)
Submitted by Bob D, Lusby, MD (Calvert County) Maryland on July 28, 2014
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Bayville, NJ

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Answered: July 29, 2014

Hi Bob, You are permitted from any cooking on the beach. you may eat but beware of the seagulls on the beach. no alcohol on the beach at all. If you need any other information www.ococean.com and click on town ordinances.