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Is there a speed limit for bikes on the Boardwalk?
Submitted by Michael D, Columbia Maryland on July 29, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 30, 2016

You can ride bicycles on the boardwalk between 2 a.m. and 11 a.m. As for a speed limit, I think just plain common sense is the rule.  You can't be pedaling 20 mph when the boardwalk is crowded with people, especially children.  Safety first.

What is an ideal spot on the beach to get married at sunset?
Submitted by Tiffany D, Mckeesport Pennsylvania on July 28, 2016
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North Ocean City

Insider since: 2014

Answered: July 28, 2016

I just saw last weekend a great wedding on the beach on 16th street. If you're on the beach all places are nice. I would assume it would be nice to have one where you could then walk to the reception(?) Inlet would be nice and have the reception at Harrison's or you could have the wedding way north and have your reception at The Clarion or The Holiday Inn. A place for all sorts of budgets....even simply bringing a spread to the beach. 

Can beach umbrellas/chairs be reserved in advance? Are personal umbrellas/chairs/coolers permitted on the beach?
Submitted by D H, MD Maryland on July 28, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 29, 2016

Yes, you can bring your own umbrella and chairs and set them early in the morning if you wish. You'll see people setting up their site around 7 am.  Then they go back to their room for breakfast/nap before coming out to the beach for the day.

Hi, my family and I are staying at Mallard Lakes. Our place only allows two parking spots and we will have three cars. Is there free parking close by?? We will be arriving Aug. 13. 
Submitted by Christine M, Endicott New York on July 28, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 28, 2016

I'm not familiar with Fenwick Island, but the nearest public parking in Ocean City is on 100th St.  I recommend you call Mallard Lakes and ask the management. 

Is there a public computer lab where I can hook up an Ethernet cord to my laptop? My work laptop will not work wireless for Internet access. Thank you!
Submitted by maria l, Fort Meade Maryland on July 28, 2016
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North Ocean City

Insider since: 2014

Answered: July 28, 2016

I would check out the ocean city library on 100th street. 410-289-7297. They have a great library with public computers. Not sure about the Ethernet availability but I can only assume so. 

Are canopies allowed on the beach?
Submitted by Katelyn C, Westminster Maryland on July 28, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 28, 2016

Yes but make sure you anchor them in the sand well. It gets windy at times on the beach.

Can I buy an-all day ticket for the tram?
Submitted by Lisa W, Baltimore Maryland on July 27, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 27, 2016

Hi.  Yes,  you can.  It is only $6 but it is only good from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays.  You can only use it the day you buy it and cannot use it on weekends, holidays, or during special events.  You can get it from the tram stations or when you board the tram but you must have the exact change if you get it from the tram. 

Otherwise, the rides are $3 per boarding or you can buy an 8 pack of tickets for $20. 

Can you get WiFi at the beach for a week?
Submitted by Shelly S, Fayetteville Pennsylvania on July 26, 2016
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 26, 2016

Yes, check your hotel/condo upon arrival and the may have special rates during your stay.

What street has public showers and do any hotels let you use their pool for the day?
Submitted by Chrystal G, York Pennsylvania on July 26, 2016
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 26, 2016

There are no public showers or bath houses in Ocean City. There are places you can rinse off, but not change clothes.  As for hotels, I do not know of any hotels that knowingly allow people who are not guests to use their pool.  

PUBLIC RESTROOM LOCATIONS

See also The Beach.

All locations are accessible for the physically challenged.

Boardwalk at Worcester St.Boardwalk at Caroline St.3rd St. and St. Louis Ave., next to Skate ParkBoardwalk at 9th St.Boardwalk at 27th St.South Division Street Transit CenterPark & Ride off Rt. 50, just west of Harry Kelley Bridge ( In season)Transit Center, 144th Street

PUBLIC RINSE OFF STATIONS

See also The Beach.

Rinse-off spigots or showers at the following locations. Please note these are not enclosed showers for changing:

Inlet Parking LotCaroline Street4th Street7th Street9th Street12th Street15th Street16.5th Street17.5th Street21st Street27th Street

Are there any local photographers that are on the beach daily to capture photos of families on vacation? We will be there over Labor Day Weekend.
Submitted by Lorie F, Jeannette Pennsylvania on July 26, 2016
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 26, 2016

A great person to try is Chris Parypa.  He can be found at chrisparypa.com.  He does very nice work and is affordable.