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Throughout the summer, is there a set Beach Bus schedule? Does it change per month? Looking specifically for July. 
Submitted by Lisa L, Baltimore Maryland on April 21, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 21, 2017

The Beach Bus runs about every 15 to 20 minutes 24 hours a day in the summer. It's still only $3 for a ride all day pass.  You must also have exact change. 

Here is this year's schedule  https://oceancitymd.gov/pdf/ServiceSchedule2017.pdf

I'm in the market for an RV campground on the beach that is dog-friendly. Thank you, Insiders! 
Submitted by Priscilla B, Clearfield Pennsylvania on April 20, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 21, 2017

My favorite RV park is Treasure Beach - http://www.treasurebeachrvpark.com.  They have great amenities and a nice location in Fenwick Island.  Pets are welcome, but may not be left unattended. Pets are required to wear current rabies and identification tags.

Are dogs allowed on the beach in May? 
Submitted by Margaret F, Cornwall New York on April 19, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 19, 2017

Sorry, but dogs are not allowed anywhere on the beach or boardwalk in Ocean City anytime between 1 May and 30 September. Leashed dogs are allowed in OC's many parks year round. There is also a Dog Park on 94th Street. See this site for how to access the dog park.

Dogs are allowed in certain areas of Assateague National Seashore. See the Assateague National Seashore regulations here.

Is the Boardwalk tram running at the moment? If so, when is the schedule? If not, when will service pick up? 
Submitted by Morrell D, Ocean Pine Maryland on April 19, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 19, 2017

Hi Morrell, The tram is not running at the moment however here is the schedule for the 2017 season, the season for the tram begins springfest weekend just for the weekend and then full season takes effect memorial day weekend.

Tram fare is $3.00 per person, per boarding, one way ride. Discount fare punch cards are available at $20 for 8 rides. Inquire at either Tram Station or with a Tram Conductor.

New unlimited ride pass, which costs $6, a passenger can get on and off the Boardwalk tram as much as they like between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. The unlimited ride pass will not be available during Springfest, Sunfest, OC Air Show weekend, July 4th weekend or Labor Day weekend. Unlimited ride passes will be sold at both north and south ticket booths and on any tram.

Please note: The tram operation is subject to prevailing weather conditions. See the station operators or call 410-289-5311 or 410-723-1606 for further information.

Schedule

Dates

Times

Springfest

May 4-7, 2017

10 a.m. to Midnight/ Thursday, Friday & Saturday. 

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Summer

May 26 to Sept. 4, 2017

11 a.m. to Midnight Daily.

10 a.m. to Midnight on Holidays, Holiday Weekends & Special Events

 Post Labor Day

 Sept. 5 - 10, 2017

Sept. 14 -17, 2017

 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Daily

Sunfest

Sept. 21- 24, 2017

10 a.m. to Midnight, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday

 Getting around Ocean City won't break your vacation budget. In fact, it will only cost you a few dollars! It's the 'Best Value" ride! Ocean City municipal buses travel along Coastal Highway 7 days a week, and you can ride for just  $3 per day. Our safe and clean buses are reliable and convenient and offer multiple stops along Coastal Highway, so your favorite OC attractions are easily accessible and within walking distance. Ocean City buses also run to and from the West Ocean City Park & Ride facility seasonally.

Can visitors fish off the pier? 
Submitted by Connie M, Weirton West Virginia on April 19, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 19, 2017

Connie, yes you can fish of the pier plus you can rent fishing gear and buy bait there.

Click OC Fishing Pier for additional information.

Other piers to consider would be the Oceanic Pier and the 9th st Pier.

My adult family will be in Ocean City, MD April 29 - May 8, 2017. Will we be able to access the beach to comb with our metal detectors?
Submitted by Margaret F, Cornwall New York on April 18, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: April 18, 2017

Ocean City's beach is open every day of the year and it is always free to everyone.  You are more than welcome to use your metal detectors on the beach.   Have fun!

Can you tell me - is the store that made wooden outdoor signs still located on the Boardwalk? It made signs that could be hooked on iron posts in a yard.
Submitted by L7 W, Fairfield Pennsylvania on April 14, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 17, 2017

This is a seasonal Boardwalk vendor but he has been on the Boardwalk for as long as I can remember.  He should start back up in late May.

Can you please tell me if and where I'm able to order a trailer parking permit and receive it in the mail?
Submitted by Malcolm M, Mill Hall Pennsylvania on April 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 14, 2017

Trailers are not allowed to park on OC's pubic streets after 1 May and are not allowed to park on Baltimore Avenue at any time. I believe that the only time to get a trailer permit is as during the Cruisin' Ocean City and Endless Summer Cruisin' car shows (maybe other shows too). IN these cases you need to apply for th trailer permit as part of your registration for the event. Note that you must register in advance for these shows, and they often sell out registrations.

Hi, I am planning a trip to Ocean City during the last week of June and am staying at the Atlantic Oceanfront Inn at 4501 Atlantic Avenue. There will be four of us staying in a suite, but the hotel only offers one free parking space. This is a problem because we will have two vehicles. (One couple is arriving from Delaware, the other from Pennsylvania). Is there any free parking near this hotel?
Submitted by Blair B, Greencastle Pennsylvania on April 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 14, 2017

I have spent a lot of time in that are of town and I have even stayed in the predecessor to that hotel. Parking can get a bit tight. However, there is side street parking available in the area, and it is free. I have often left my car parked on side streets in OC for several days at a time and I've never had any issue. Just check to be sure wherever you park does not have prohibited parking times for trash pickup or street cleaning or similar.

What is the weather typically like during January and February in Ocean City?
Submitted by Al R, Jersey City New Jersey on April 14, 2017
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Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: April 14, 2017

Usually not much snow. But very cold and windy, although this past winter was fairly mild. Personally, I love winter at the beach!