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We are coming to Ocean City the week of Sept 11-15. We are bringing a disabled veteran and an 85-year old. Can you tell me why the tram is closed for those five days? It closes down on the 11th and opens back up on the 15th.
Submitted by Rita L, New castle Pennsylvania on August 24, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: August 24, 2016

The tram stops running at the un-official closing time for the summer season which is Labor Day week.

The tram runs now through Labor Day week and will only open back up for certain events like

Bike Weekend Sept 15-18

Sunfest           Sept 22-25

After Sunfest it closes up for the season. The bus still runs and here is the bus schedule.

We are heading to OC next week from New York. We plan to be in the area by 8 a.m. after stopping for groceries. We are near 130th street. Would taking Rt. 54 be the right way to go, or should we just plan on using Rt. 90?
Submitted by Kevin H, Poughkeepsie New York on August 24, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: August 24, 2016

Rt 54 brings you into the Fenwick area at the Delaware Maryland line, head south to 130 St. (vise-versa the other Rt)

Either RT 54 or Rt 90 will be fine, I don't see either route better than the other.

Is fishing on the beach permitted in September, and at what times?
Submitted by Brian D, Sunbury Pennsylvania on August 18, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 18, 2016

Surf Fishing from the beach is actually allowed anytime in OC (but the beach is closed from midnight until 5am), but you must remain more than 50 yards from swimmers or of anyone on the beach between 9am and 5:30pm. Note that a license is now required to surf fish in Ocean City (and all of Maryland). You can get license information here. You can get lots of great information related to fishing in OC at the Oyster Bay Tackle Shop's webpage (look under the Resources tab). This page also has some useful information and tips for surf fishing in OC.

Where can I park the truck if it is still connected to the trailer?
Submitted by Donna R, Felton Pennsylvania on August 18, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: August 18, 2016

My fellow insiders gave good advice. I will add if your staying at a hotel you may want to call and see if they could accommodate your parking needs. If your on the hotel's lot with permission your fine.

I unfortunately dropped my GoPro in the water near 81st St. beach. Are there places in the Town where folks can turn in recovered property, like a lost and found?  
Submitted by Anthony S, Glenside Pennsylvania on August 17, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 17, 2016

Generally such lost-and-found things end up at the Police Station. They store such recovered property at th Public Safety Building at 65th Street. You can call their non-emergency number at 410.723.6611.

If you are still in town, check with the lifeguards in that area to see if anyone turned it into them. You can also call the Beach Patrol HQ at 410.289.7110.

Can the inlet be used for long term parking? I'm staying at the Belmont Towers on Dorchester Street. They only allow two cars for the garage. I'm looking for long term parking for four days. I will not be driving during my stay. If the Inlet can't be used for this, where can I find long term parking?
Submitted by Brandi S, dover Pennsylvania on August 17, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 17, 2016

I believe you can only park in the inlet parking lot for 24 hours.

There are several private parking lots near the south end of town with a daily parking charge of $5 to $15. Check with the lot operator there to see if you can pay to park for several days (You likely can if you pre-pay).

Another option will be to park on a side street. You can park for free on most streets on the bay side north of 6th Street or on the ocean side north of 10th Street. I have frequently left my car parked on OC side streets for several days at a time and I have never had an issue. Just be sure to check the signs in the area as some streets have times when you cannot park there due to street cleaning, trash pickup, and similar.

I heard there once was a place where you could get fitted for a bathing suit based on body type, sizes, etc. Is this still open? If so, where?
Submitted by karen T, easton Maryland on August 15, 2016
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 15, 2016

I am not sure if they do this, but your best bet for a service like this is Sea Quest at 76th Street. They have a very wide range of swim suits across the full spectrum of sizes and a very knowledgeable staff. Call them at 410.524.0076 to see if they can help!

Is there beach umbrella rental facility on 81st St.?
Submitted by terry s, edgewood Maryland on August 15, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 16, 2016

There is one located right off 81st Street, right by the dunes.  We checked this morning.  The boxes do move occasionally as the summer winds down.  But, they will be close.

Where can I rent a beach cart/buggy to haul my chairs and cooler to the beach?
Submitted by Alan B, Hanover Pennsylvania on August 15, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: August 16, 2016

Alan, my fellow Hanover resident, the rental boxes you see on the beach do not rent beach carts.

I would recommend looking on-line or Walmart to purchase your very own. They actually might be on sale since it's getting close to the end of summer season.

I have one and they are great for my beach trips.

I'm looking for the best restaurant to order crab imperial. 
Submitted by mark i, new oxford Pennsylvania on August 12, 2016
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Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: August 12, 2016

Depending on who you ask, you're probably going to get a different answer. But I won't steer you wrong, Mark! One of my personal faves is the crab imperial from Harrison's Harbor Watch on the boardwalk at the inlet. Combined with a beautiful view over the harbor, I find it hard to beat!