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Where can visitors park their jet skis?
Submitted by rhonda s, strasburh Virginia on July 2, 2015
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 2, 2015

hi Rhonda, you should be able to park them in these places:

Assateague Island Park, Rt. 611 at Assateague Island Bridge- Gum Point Road off Rt. 589, West Ocean City- OC Commercial Harbor, 12806 Sunset Ave., West Ocean City (rebuilt last summer)- Little Salisbury Boat Ramp on 87th Street in OC (8am to 6pm - very limited parking)- At South Point at the South End of South Point Road (south of the Assateague bridge)

Where can visitors purchase bus passes?
Submitted by Kimberly T, Greensburg Pennsylvania on July 2, 2015
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 2, 2015

hi kim,

http://oceancitymd.gov/Public_Works/ServicesSchedule.pdf">Ocean City Transportation Service Schedule

Ride with us, on Ocean City’s municipal buses that travel along Coastal Highway. Our buses are safe, clean, reliable, and convenient. A $3 Ride-All-Day pass allows you to ride from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. the next morning. Our friendly and knowledgeable drivers will be glad to take you down to our South Division Street Transit Center or to the North end Transit Center or anywhere in-between. Don’t forget, with your $3 pass, you can transfer to one of our Park & Ride buses at no additional cost and go to our beautiful West Ocean City Park & Ride facility. Please review the Park n Ride “Beach Bus” section for additional information regarding its operating schedule. The Park & Ride Facility is also a connection point for Shore Transit. All Ocean City buses are handicap accessible. If a vehicle lift/ramp and securement area can accommodate a mobility device Ocean City Transportation will transport the device (and user).

Buses depart from the depots on the following time schedule below:

COASTAL HIGHWAY BEACH BUSES – South Division Street Transit Station to/from 144th Street Transit Station. Exact Fare Required.

Standard Fare: $3 Ride-All-Day

Half Fare ($1.50 Ride-All-Day): Senior Citizens age 65 and over, Disabled Persons, Medicare card holders and Ocean City Non-Resident Senior Bus Pass holders. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Free: Children 42 inches in height and under, ADA Certified Disabled card holders and Ocean City Resident Senior Bus Pass holders. Proof of eligibility may be required.

Schedule Dates Times Summer May 22 - Sept. 7, 2015 Every 10 min. 6 a.m. - 3 a.m. Every 20 min. 3 a.m. - 6 a.m. Fall Sept. 28 - Oct. 24, 2015 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. approximately every 15 min. 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. approximately every 30 min.
The 2015 Ocean City Vacation Guide mentions discounts are offered to disabled people for the shuttle bus system. How do I get a discounted pass for myself?
Submitted by Steve F, Hagerstown Maryland on July 2, 2015
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 2, 2015

ADA Para transit “Origin-to-Destination” ADA Paratransit Bus Service $3 Ride-All-Day 1/2 Fare for Ocean City non-resident senior bus pass holders. (proof of eligibility may be required) Children under 42 inches in height or under ride free Ocean City Resident Senior bus pass holder ride free (proof of eligibility may be required)

Ocean City Transportation offers Origin-to-Destination service to disabled residents and visitors. This service is available during the same operating days and hours as our fixed-route Coastal Highway bus service. Fare is $3 Ride-All-Day. All trip reservations must be made by 10:00 p.m. the day prior. Eligible patrons may call the Dispatch Office at 410-723-1606 to make a reservation for the Para-transit van 365 days a year. All Ocean City buses are handicap accessible. If a vehicle lift/ramp and securement area can accomodate a mobility device Ocean City Transportation will transport the device (and user). Our staff of well-trained drivers offers our patrons a safe ride to their destinations. We can even deliver you to the front entrance of most special events. We can also connect you with our neighboring transit systems: Delaware Area Transit (DART) at the North end of Town and Shore Transit.

If you are ADA certified and have an card from another agency, you are already eligible to use our ADA Services. Residents and Visitors that do not have a certified ADA card may use this service for up to 21 days in a 365 day period without obtaining certification. Please call 410-723-1606 to receive additional information on our eligibility certification process. You may also call this number to share related concerns or file a specific complaint.

ADA Paratransit MEDTRN Services

Robert H. Melvin Jr. MEDTRN: In conjunction with Shore Transit / Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, Ocean City MEDTRN provides medical appointment transportation services to ADA qualified persons residing within the corporate limits of Ocean City to/from the corporate limits of Berlin, MD. Required fare is $5 per boarding. Service is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Trip reservations are required, and must be made by no later than 11am the day prior to your medical appointment. Please call 410-723-1606 for additional information. To apply for bus fare vouchers please http://oceancitymd.gov/Public_Works/medtrn.pdf">download the required form. Bus discount coupons may not be used for MEDTRN service.

Robert H. Melvin Jr. MEDTRN Plus Program: Sponsored by the American Legion Post 166 of Ocean City and is for all ADA qualified Ocean City Citizens and American Legion members including the Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of the Legion.

This service provides round-trip transportation for medical appointments to Salisbury, Pocomoke, Cambridge, Baltimore and Philadelphia via Shore Transit. For more information concerning this service, please contact Joe Salabia at the American Legion 410-289-3166 on Monday’s from noon till 3p.m.

Are scooters and electric scooters allowed on the boardwalk?
Submitted by MB W, Woodbridge Virginia on July 2, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 2, 2015

Motorized mobility scooters for disabled persons are permitted any time on the boardwalk.  Children's scooters and powered scooters are not in the summer.  Before Memorial Day or after Labor Day, you're good to go. 

In OCMD, are you allowed to smoke while you drive?
Submitted by David S, Frederick Maryland on July 2, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 2, 2015

Yes you are.  You are not allowed to smoke on the boardwalk or beach except within 15 feet of the orange smoking barrels on the sand.  Some hotels and restaurants prohibit it as well.  But smoking in your car is permitted.  

Are there any $10-25 parking lots close to the beaches you would recommend? I'm traveling from Delaware to OC for the 4th of July and I'm on a budget. Thanks!
Submitted by Aisha S, Wilmington Delaware on July 1, 2015
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Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 1, 2015

Aisha,

That's a tough question to answer.... my thought would be that there will be private lots offering parking for some kind of flat rate.... what those rates will be I have no idea.  If I were you, I'd get to town early so you can find parking, and leave your car sit all day, or however long you choose to be in town...... it's going to be busy.... Memorial Day weekend was record breaking in many ways, so I'd get to town, get situated where you'd like to spend the day, and leave your car sit.

We will be visiting Ocean City next week and will be staying toward the lower end of the boardwalk. Would you recommend we use the beach in that area as a family with a 6 year old, or should we try a different stretch of beach? 
Submitted by Josh C, Cheswick Pennsylvania on July 1, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 1, 2015

Hi Josh,

You should not have any issues being on the beach with a little one in that area.  The beach is wider in that area so you should not feel too crowded.  As for the crowds, that area is well patrolled and policed.  You also have the benefit of restaurants, shops and bathrooms close by.  I recommend getting to the beach early so you can get a spot close to the ocean though.  I recommend not driving as much as possible that weekend, as OC is very busy on the 4th. 

We are planning our visit for July 4th this year, and we always stay in West Ocean City. Is there a good place to watch the fireworks from that side without crossing over to the inlet and getting stuck in traffic? Thank you!
Submitted by Angel B, Mahanoy City Pennsylvania on June 30, 2015
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Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 30, 2015

Angel,

There are plenty of places to watch Fireworks on that side of the bay........ I would suggest you look up Homer Gudelsky Park (what we call Stinky Beach)...... you'll be able to see the N. Division Street Fireworks up over the buildings.

We'll be in OC next week, and my niece wants to bring her longboard skateboard. Is she allowed to ride it on the boardwalk? 
Submitted by Tracey T, North East Maryland on June 30, 2015
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Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 30, 2015

Hello Tracey,

She would be welcome to ride her skateboard on the boardwalk using the same time periods that bikes are allowed.... that's till 11AM......She could check out the Ocean Bowl Skate Park 3rd Street and St. Louis Avenue

For more information, check out http://ococean.com/things-to-do/recreational/biking-rollerblading/

I don't have my own car. Can you provide information about the bus lines that go in and out of Ocean City?
Submitted by Lee H, New York New York on June 30, 2015
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Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 30, 2015

Hello Lee,

About the only information I can provide is a link to Greyhound's website.... I searched Greyhound New York, New York to Ocean City, Maryland http://locations.greyhound.com/bus-routes/destination/new-york-ny/ocean-city-md

When you're in Ocean City, you'll find that the town has a very strong public transportation network..... the town has a bus service that runs quickly and efficiently and only costs $3.00 per day to ride all day.  Lots of Taxi services too..... and bike/scooter rentals, so you'll be in good shape once you get to town.