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We are staying at oceanfront villas and need additional week-long parking. Can you recommend any places to park?
Submitted by Bob S, Marienville Pennsylvania on July 29, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 29, 2015

Bob,

You can park at either the lot on 100th St. (for a fee)  or find normal street parking along bay side north of 3rd street.

http://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/public-works/additional-parking/

Can I let my dog walk around on the beach after a certain time at night ?
Submitted by lindsey b, Darlington Maryland on July 29, 2015
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: July 29, 2015

Yes, on a leash, but only between October 1 to April 30. Dogs are not allowed on the beach anytime of the day or night during the summer season. If you want to take your leashed dog to a beach I suggest Homer Gudelsky Park in West O. It is a bay beach and is located on Old Bridge Rd. off of Golf Course Rd.

When does the boardwalk close down for the year?
Submitted by Stephanie B, Emmitsburg Maryland on July 28, 2015
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Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 28, 2015

Stephanie,The Boardwalk never closes down.... it's open year round.  You'll find that Ocean City enjoys a "second season", not an "off season".  While the outdoor rides & boardwalk tram is done after Sunfest, most businesses (store merchants, restaurants, etc) stay open year round now........ they do limit their hours, and more of them seem to open especially on the weekends when the weather is nice, still... you'll find that the boardwalk is up and running year round!!!!

We're staying at the Golden Sands. Are there gyms nearby you'd recommend?
Submitted by Stephanie C, Montclair New Jersey on July 27, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 27, 2015

Am I permitted to bring my own food & beverages to the beach in a cooler? If so, is there a charge?
Submitted by Troy L, arlington Virginia on July 27, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 27, 2015

Troy yes pack your cooler for your beach needs. I do the same so I can spend the day on the beach.

I make sandwiches in the morning for our lunches.

What time does the boardwalk open?
Submitted by Isaiah T, Princess Anne Maryland on July 27, 2015
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 27, 2015

The Boardwalk is technically open 24 hours a day.  The shops typically open at 9 am, although some open earlier. 

I will be staying at the beach the week of July 26 - Aug 1 in a oceanfront condo, but would like to spend the day at a hotel pool. Do any of the hotels allow a day guest?
Submitted by Judi M, Oldwick New Jersey on July 24, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 24, 2015

There are no hotels in OC where you can purchase such a pool pass. However, Ocean Pines sells daily passes to several of their pools including the Beach Club Pool at 49th Street. Cost for non Ocean Pines resident adults is $9/day and for non-resident kids (ages 5-17) is $7/day. Call 410.524.2979 to find out more about the Beach Club pool.

Have a great trip to OC!

In Ocean City, are u allowed to ride in the bed of a pickup truck?
Submitted by reed f, ocean city Maryland on July 24, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 24, 2015

No, Since 2104, in OC people cannot ride the a pickup truck bed or any other unenclosed area of a vehicle unless it has mounted seats that have seat belts. You can read the Ordinance here if you want to know more information.

Our rental place doesn't have a pool. Is there somewhere we can take the kids to swim without having to go to the ocean?
Submitted by Tracy G, Hagerstown Maryland on July 24, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 24, 2015

There are no hotels in OC where you can purchase such a pool pass. However, Ocean Pines sells daily passes to several of their pools including the Beach Club Pool at 49th Street. Cost for non Ocean Pines resident adults is $9/day and for non-resident kids (ages 5-17) is $7/day. Call 410.524.2979 to find out more about the Beach Club pool.

Have a great trip to OC!

What is the best place on the boardwalk to buy hermit crabs?
Submitted by Keashia A, Connellsville Pennsylvania on July 22, 2015
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: July 22, 2015

Most of the gift shops in OC sell hermit crabs. Sunsations is one of the most popular. Pick up one of the Sunny Day Guides available in most hotel lobbies, restaurants and other businesses to find money saving coupons for Sunsations and other gift shops.