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Any updates on when the boardwalk, Jolly Rogers and Trimper's will open? Thank you for your time! :)
Submitted by Soli H, Maryland Maryland on April 24, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 24, 2015

They all open full time Memorial Day weekend. 

Jolly Rogers will open Speedworld, Zip Lines, and Pier Rides on weekends May. See the Jolly Rogers schedule here

Trimper's will be open weekends (opens at noon) between now and the end of May with indooor rides open, and more and more outdoor rides added every week.

Are there beach chair and umbrella rentals available south of 1st Street?
Submitted by kenneth s, Hickory Pennsylvania on April 23, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 23, 2015

Yes, the blue (in some locations white) beach equipment rental boxes that do rentals are available all the way to the inlet beach. The boxes generally start operating the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

My husband and I are looking to rent a boat slip with a lift in Northern OC or Delaware for the 2015 summer season. Do you happen to know where we could rent one?
Submitted by Stephanie M, Eldersburg Maryland on April 23, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 23, 2015

The marina at Sunset Island has several slips, a few with lifts. It is located at 67th Street. You can get more information here or by calling 301.370.5233

Are dogs allowed on the beach?
Submitted by Pamela R, Laurel Maryland on April 21, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 21, 2015

Between May 1 and September 30 they are NOT allowed on either the beach or the boardwalk, not even in pet strollers, and must be on a leash at all other times.  

But from October 1 to April 30 they are.  

So the answer depends on when you are coming to Ocean City.

How far north does the beach bus go on Coastal Highway?
Submitted by Steve C, Hummelstown Pennsylvania on April 20, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 21, 2015

The bus goes as far north as the transpiration center at 142nd Street, This is just a few blocks south of the Delaware-Maryland state line.

I'm a college student from Pittsburgh planning to come to OC for the summer. What are the chances I'll be able to get a job with all of the other students flocking there?
Submitted by Tricia s, pittsburgh Pennsylvania on April 20, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 20, 2015

Tricia, 

In today's world of social media and Internet there are tons of ways to find jobs and housing

for jobs try

Indeed jobs

Chamber of commerce

Snag jobs

Seasonal Housing try

http://www.ocean-city.com/ocean-city-maryland-hotels/ocean-city-md-Seasonal-Housing

http://easternshore.craigslist.org/

Is it possible to have an Ocean City brochure sent to my home?
Submitted by Shatia F, Brooklyn New York on April 20, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 21, 2015

Yes, there are several guides available. Here are options for how to view a few online or request a copy:

Ocean City 2015 Vacation Guide published jointly by the City's Department of Tourism and Chamber of Commerce: Request Hardcopy here - View Online here

Sunny Day Guide - Request Hardcopy (fee) - View 2014 Guide online (free)

Visitors Guide - View Online

You can also get all kinds of information once you get to town form the Visitors Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street.

When do the restaurants and rides open on the boardwalk?
Submitted by Briana D, Delmar Maryland on April 20, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 20, 2015

Briana there are restaurants, shops, arcade and games open right now. There will be few places that hold out till around mid May but by Memorial Day weekend everything is open even the water parks.

I am planning to go to Ocean City this weekend. Will the beach be open and will there be any stores open on the boardwalk?
Submitted by Jackie M, Annandale Virginia on April 15, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 15, 2015

Yes, we were at the beach this past weekend and about 25% of the boardwalk stores were open.  The beach is open but there are no lifeguards on duty and the water is cold, but you can still play in the sand and enjoy the sun.

Are children's wagons allowed on the boardwalk at all times?
Submitted by Shelley M, york Pennsylvania on April 13, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 13, 2015

Yes, any kind of wagons like the ones with the seats and canopy are allowed on the boards.  I've seen them many times.  They're allowed as long as they're used for children and not dogs as pets are not permitted on the boardwalk from May to October.