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Is there is a boardwalk webcam with a chat feature or something like that? It would be cool to watch people on the boardwalk and talk with others.
Submitted by Tracey T, North East Maryland on April 28, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 28, 2016

There are at least 20 different cameras around OC, but as far as I know, none of them have that option. 

My fiancé and I are from the Pittsburgh area and he got called for a job interview in OCMD. We’ve been trying for months to land an interview down there since it’s our dream to move there. The problem is we are having difficulty finding an apartment in the area (looking as far as up to 30i minutes away) for an affordable price as he would be our only means of income for the time being. Do you know of any studios or rooms available at around $500 per month? The cheaper the better! Thanks!
Submitted by Kimberly D, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on April 28, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 28, 2016

My best advice is to check Salisbury, Fenwick, or even Delaware areas. Check Craigs List, or even contact the Chamber of Commerce in Ocean City.  Finding one in your price range will be extremely difficult.  I'm from Johnstown and know that it's possible to find an apartment in that range in western PA, but with all of the foreign students and summer help plus vacationers in OC in the summer, you will have your work cut out for you.  You can also check the classifieds in Ocean City Today, the Delmarva Times, and the Maryland Coast Dispatch newspapers.  

I wish you all the luck in the world. 

I will be staying in OC this weekend (April 29 to May 1) with my bridesmaids. My sister will be with us and is 17. Are there any places that will allow her to stay with us all night?
Submitted by Jennifer C, Chester Maryland on April 27, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 27, 2016

Seacrets and other places that serve alcohol at night will not allow a 17 year old inside at night, and some not even in the daytime unless accompanied by a parent.   

I can use the beach in May? Or is too cold?
Submitted by carlos S, york Pennsylvania on April 27, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 27, 2016

Carlos the beach is never closed. If the weather is great for your stay take advantage of it. Pack a lunch and enjoy watching the waves.

Can I go to the beach during the May 14 weekend before Memorial Day?
Submitted by Luisa M, Baltimore Maryland on April 27, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 27, 2016

Sure can Luisa and you'll find others on the beach to as long as the weather cooperates.

You can even pack a lunch to take along.

Have Fun.

Is the little consignment shop still under the Atlantic Hotel?
Submitted by Rae K, Red Lion Pennsylvania on April 25, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 25, 2016

Yes, I saw it there this last weekend.

When does The Cave open?
Submitted by Randy B, Winchester Virginia on April 25, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 25, 2016

I assume you mean The Cave in the Inlet Village. Many Inlet Village shops were open this weekend, but I did not notice if The Cave was or not. They are usually open no later than Springfest weekend (in 2 weeks).

We are planning to have a small private memorial service for my mom on the beach. Approximately 5-10 people. Are they're any special rules/regulations around such an event?
Submitted by Carlene S, New Castle Delaware on April 25, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 25, 2016

Generally there are no restrictions, especially if you are doing it in a less busy time on the beach. If you are going to have an area setup with chairs and similar, you may want to contact the Mayor's office. They coordinate use of the beach for weddings and similar events. You can reach them at 410.289.8931. There is no fee or license required, but it is good to coordinate with them.

As a senior with back issues, I cannot walk a long way in the sand. What street is the best place for a short distance in the sand to the water's edge? I stay on 1st, so a lower numbered street would be best.
Submitted by Aileen C, Elliott City Maryland on April 21, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 22, 2016

I think you are at the right place for a short walk to the water.  The beach around 1st Street is wider than the higher numbered streets, but there is a wooden boardwalk that extends from the main boardwalk into the sand.  This makes it a shorter walk on sand and a shorter walk to the waters edge.  I believe the wooden walkways are about every two blocks and extend halfway into the beach.  There are also sand wheel chairs available to get you to the water if needed. 

Are there any senior citizen discounts for the OC buses? Or can I get a discount using AARP?
Submitted by Judy K, Peach Bottom Pennsylvania on April 20, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 20, 2016

There is not a AARP discount for buses, but non-residents over 60 years old can get free pass that allows for half-fare passage on the bus, Special Event Express Shuttles, and ADA Van (if eligible).  The pass is not valid for the boardwalk tram. For more information call the Transportation Department at 410.723.1606 or the City Hall receptionist at 410.289.8221 or look at this webpage.

If you are an Ocean City resident who is over 60 years old, for $7 you can get a pass good for two years to ride buses for free. You will need to prove it with valid ID to prove residency and age.