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What is the cost of beach umbrellas and beach chairs?
Submitted by Pamela R, Sykesville Maryland on June 23, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 23, 2017

Pamela the estimate of cost to rent chairs and umbrellas are about $8 a day for a chair and $14 a day fo an umbrella. 

Are easy-up style canopies allowed on the beach? 
Submitted by Aron S, Hamburg Pennsylvania on June 23, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 23, 2017

They have been banned in Rehoboth, but are still allowed in Ocean City.  You cannot have it enclosed, and it must be securely anchored at least 15 feet behind the lifeguard chairs so they don't block the lifeguard's view. To anchor them, you need to bury the legs deep into the sand or secure them with long, strong steel stakes. The little stakes or camping stakes won't be strong enough.  You can also fill sandbags and secure them that way. I have three of them, but find umbrellas are much more convenient.  

How spread out are umbrella rentals along the beach? We're staying on 110th Street. Is there one nearby? 
Submitted by Renee H, Severna Park Maryland on June 23, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 23, 2017

I'm guessing your staying at the Capri or the Golden Sands condos. To answer your question there will be large blue boxes right when you walk onto the beach. There should be a attendant on duty to assist you in setting up any chairs or umbrellas you wish to rent.

Hi Insiders! Are there any rules regarding swimming in the Ocean during the rain? 
Submitted by Iris P, Hanover Pennsylvania on June 23, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 23, 2017

No, there is no restriction to swim during the rain but if there is lightning keep in mind then the lifeguards will be off duty for the day.

I need a 2017 vacation guide. Where can I get one mailed to my home?
Submitted by Stan B, Arnold Pennsylvania on June 23, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 23, 2017

You can order your vacation guide here.

Are there any shoe regulations for Trimper's rides? Must we wear tennis shoes or will flip flops do? Thanks! 
Submitted by sydney s, greensburg Pennsylvania on June 20, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 20, 2017

Hey Syndey, Flip flops are just fine when it comes to Trimpers rides. However, I'd suggest a good tennis shoe or sneaker in case you're on a roller coaster and your flip flop falls off. I've seen that happen before and more than most likely you won't get that back. Just a suggestion but as long as you're wearing something you'll be fine.

Hello! Does the Boardwalk have hours of operation during the summer? 
Submitted by Beth B, Roebling New Jersey on June 20, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 21, 2017

The boardwalk is considered a public street and is always open. Most of its businesses are open from about 10am to about midnight in the summer.

Where in Ocean City can I park for an extended period of time? Paid or free. Thank you! 
Submitted by Jay N, Pennsville New Jersey on June 20, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 21, 2017

I have often left a car parked on OC's side streets for several days at a time with no issues. North of 10th Street almost all side street parking is free. Just be sure to check the signs as some streets have time where parking is prohibited to allow for trash pickup or street cleaning.

Hi Insiders! Are there any tattoo shops on the Boardwalk? 
Submitted by Amy W, Industry Pennsylvania on June 20, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 21, 2017

Tattooing businesses were effectively regulated out of OC over 40 years ago. Of course, temporary tattoos are available at several places along the south end of the boardwalk. There are tattoo parlors near Ocean City including Crucial Tattoo (410.860.1999) in Salisbury, MD, and Independent Tattoo (302.436.5581) and Right Coast Tattoo (302.539.2828), in nearby Fenwick Island, DE. I know nothing about these locations so I can't recommend if they are good places to go or not.

What are ferry prices in the area? 
Submitted by Brian B, Galloway New Jersey on June 20, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 21, 2017

The only ferry in the area is the Cape May - Lewis ferry that crosses the Delaware Bay between DE and NJ. You can see is schedule and fares here.