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How much does it usually cost to rent chairs & umbrellas on the beach per day?
Submitted by Jenn B, Morgantown West Virginia on June 10, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 10, 2015

Umbrellas run $14 - $15 a day, chairs are around $8 per day, and the vendors have weekly rates available as well. The best thing about renting is that they will put them up and take them down each day so  you have no worries.

Do people bring chairs to sit on the beach for the air show, or do they sit on the sand or stand?
Submitted by Tara C, CATONSVILLE Maryland on June 10, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 10, 2015

Absolutely!  You can bring chairs or blankets, or you can just sit on the sand or stand. Everything goes!  But get there early!  

Is there boat or car trailer parking available in the West Ocean City area? 
Submitted by Frank K, OCEAN CITY Minnesota on June 8, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 8, 2015

Yes, fellow OCI Colleen has frequently recommended Van's Marine at 10438 Racetrack Road (just off Route 50) as an option for trailer parking. You can reach them at 410.641.5204.

How would you recommend getting to Ocean City from New York?  Would I be able to take Amtrak?
Submitted by Tawana H, Brooklyn New York on June 8, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 8, 2015

You cannot take Amtrak to Ocean City. The nearest Amtrak Station to OC is over 100 miles from OC. You can take Greyhound from New York City to OC. (I've done it!). Greyhound's route planner does not always work great, bt there is at least 1 daily route that leaves NYC at around 8am and arrives in OC around 6pm. Its cost is $40 to $80 depending on when and how you book. I'd suggest calling Greyhound at 800.231.2222 to find out the best routing.

Amtrak had a service where you could take a train and then a connecting bus from BWI airport (3 hours from OC). Go to the Amtrak site and search for routes from New York Penn Station (NYP) to Ocean City (OCM) to see these options.

Do I have to buy tickets for my children to ride on the boardwalk tram with us? They are 3 and 5 years old. Thank you!
Submitted by Jay S, Garrett Park Maryland on June 4, 2015
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 4, 2015

Hi Jay, the answer to your question is yes you do have to pay for your children to ride on the tram. here is some more information for you about the tram.

Tram fare is $3 per person, per boarding, one way ride. Discount fare punch cards are available at $20 for 8 rides. Exact fare is required. Inquire at either tram station or with a tram conductor.

Unlimited ride pass, which costs $6, a passenger can now get on and off the Boardwalk tram as much as they like between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The unlimited ride pass is only valid on the day of purchase and is not available during Holidays, Holiday Weekends or Special Events. Unlimited ride passes are sold at both north and south tram ticket booths and on any tram. Exact fare is required. View designated Holidays, Holiday Weekends or Special Event dates and or restrictions.

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

 

BOARDWALK TRAMS – $3 per person, per boarding, one way. Exact fare is required.

Atlantic Avenue (Boardwalk) South 1st Street Tram Station to/from 27th Street Tram Station

Schedule Dates Times Summer May 22 - Sept. 7, 2015 11 a.m. - Midnight/ Daily 10 a.m. - Midnight/ Holidays, Holiday Wknds. & Special Events. Sunfest Sept. 24 - 27, 2015 10 a.m. - Midnight / Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. / Sunday
Are pets allowed on the beach and the boardwalk?
Submitted by Patricia W, Upper Marlboro Maryland on June 4, 2015
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: June 5, 2015

I always feel so bad for the dogs that get brought to Ocean City in the summer by people who don't know that their friends are not allowed to run on the beach or walk on the boardwalk.  Their owners get to sit on the beach all day while the pups are locked up in a condo or hotel room for hours. 

My best advice to you is to find a family member or trusted friend to take care of your baby while you're at the beach. You'll both be more relaxed. 

No dogs on the beach or boardwalk from May 1 through September 30.  

Do you know if the municipal parking lot on 100th St under video surveillance? We will be staying at the Golden Sands and we're told we couldn't be guaranteed a second parking spot and that we could use that lot for the second vehicle.
Submitted by Courtney R, Penfield New York on June 3, 2015
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 3, 2015

I'm not sure of video surveillance at 100th st parking lot but I know you can park on the other side of Coastal hwy. It's normal street parking there and free.

Are there reduced rates or permits for the Inlet parking lot for Ocean City residents that work on the boardwalk?
Submitted by michael k, ocean city Maryland on June 1, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 1, 2015

No, there are no reduced parking rates for workers or residents. Check to see if your residence or employer has a place to park. Note that the inlet parking lot is more expensive than the other nearby municipal parking lots, so you can sae money by parking in them instead of at the inlet lot. Find out more about parking here.

I'm coming to OC June 12-14 and staying off of Rt50. I'll have a 40 foot car trailer and was wondering - where do you recommend I park the trailer? Thank you so much for your help!
Submitted by Lonnie L, Seven Valleys Pennsylvania on May 29, 2015
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: May 29, 2015

We use Van's Marine to park out boat trailer. It is located on Racetrack Rd. off of Rt. 50. It is very reasonable and a quiet and safe spot. Here is the contact info.

10438 Race Track Rd, Berlin, MD 21811

(410) 641-5204

I'd like to renew my wedding vows on the beach. How would you recommend we go about doing that?
Submitted by mary kay w, webster New York on May 27, 2015
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 27, 2015

Congratulations!

What you need to do depends how elaborate you want to be. If you want something really simple and small you can just get an officiant, go out on the beach and do it. However, if there is more to it, I'd suggest contacting the Mayor's Office. To do a wedding on the beach you need to coordinate with them (there is no fee), so I'd imagine a renewal that has any size would require similar coordination. You can reach them at 410.289.8931. See this site for more info on beach weddings in OC.

If you need on official or other services to do the renewal, you may want to consider working with one of OC's wedding planning companies. They can offer you anything from just an officiant for the event to a full blown package. Here are some places that offer these services: Weddings by the Seashore 800.884.0026 Ocean City Wedding Pastor 410.603.9918 Beach Weddings by Rox 866.472.3012.

Have a great renewal of vows in OC