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You do not need a license to crab with a line or crab traps, but you do need one to fish from these locations. More info on licenses can be found here.
Have fun catchin' your dinner in OC!
There are public piers on the bay along Chicago Avenue from 2nd toi 4th Street (more of a bulkhead) and at Northside Park at 127th Street. These are free, but you need a fishing license.
Have fun fishing in OC!
You can get information on deals on accommodations and restaurants from Rodney Saves.
Here are a few lodging options I recommend. I''ve provided a mix to suit your needs and budget:
Courtyard by Marriott at 15th Street is ocean front on the boardwalk. New property built about 3 years ago with lots of amenities including ocean front and ocean view rooms with small balconies and an indoor pool. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sbyoc-courtyard-ocean-city-oceanfront/.
Holiday Inn Suites at 17th Street is right on the boardwalk. Many rooms are ocean front with balconies. The hotel has lots of amenities including indoor and outdoor pools. http://www.ocsuites.com/
Dunes Motel is at 27th Street, right at the north end of the boardwalk right at the tram station. It is an ocean front hotel with many ocean front rooms with balconies. It is a great, affordable ocean front motel. It also has rooms with balconies that face the bay. They have an outdoor pool. http://www.ocdunes.com/
Dunes Manor is a couple of blocks north of the boardwalk at 28th street, all rooms are ocean front with balconies. This is one of my favorite properties in OC, and the place I always recommend. My family stays there often. Their rooms have small kitchen areas, but are more like traditional hotel rooms than suites. They have adjoining rooms. They have an indoor/outdoor pool that is open year round. http://www.dunesmanor.com/
Quality Inn and Suites at 33rd street has nice ocean front rooms with balconies and indoor and outdoor pools. http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-ocean_city-maryland-MD063
The Castle in the Sand at 37th street is a great midtown location. The hotel is ocean front, but they have several building and all types of rooms. They have lots of amenities including an outdoor pool. http://www.castleinthesand.com/home.php
Atlantic Budget Oceanfront at 45th street was just renovated and is a nice ocean front property. They have an outdoor pool. The insiders toured this hotel last month, and it is very nice. They reopen in early May. http://www.ocatlantic.com/
Holiday Inn Ocean Front (67th Street) is a great ocean front property with a large pool and lots of amenities including indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts. My family as stayed there many times. http://www.holidayinnoceanfront.com/
Princess Royal at 94th Street. I stayed here last spring. It is very nice and has lots of amenities.: http://www.princessroyale.com/
Some great places that are ocean block are listed below. These places will be more affordable than the ocean front ones listed above.
The Spinnaker is right off the boardwalk at 18th Street (ocean block). It is a great property, and being ocean block it will be bit more affordable. All rooms have balconies with a view of the beach and ocean. They have an outdoor pool. http://www.ocmotels.com/spinnaker/
Sahara, 19th Street on the boardwalk with ocean block buildings too. A basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. Outdoor pool. http://www.saharamotel.com/
The Flamingo is just north of the boardwalk at 31st Street. It is ocean block with 3 buildings and an indoor pool so it will be more affordable than the ocean front places. They have indoor and outdoor pools. http://www.theflamingomotel.com/
Have a great time in OC this August!
Insider since: 2008
I looked up town ordinances and found this:
"No fires of any kind which include barbeque grills, hibachis, gas fired grills, liquid propane, gas stoves, or any similar apparatus or bonfires shall be permitted on the beach or other public property without a permit from the Fire Marshall, except those public properties which provide grilling areas which are leased for private usage."
Northside has nice grills right beside the pavillions. Just bring your foil and charcoal!
Movies in the Park - Friday, 25 May at 8pm. Tin Tin will be show in the gym at Northside Park. Bring your chair to enjoy this free show.
Spring Arts and Craft Show - At the Convention Center, Saturday (10am to 5pm) and Sunday (10am - 4pm).
Beach Lights Spectacular - First new laser show of the season. At North Division Street on the beach at 9:30pm, 10pm, 10:30pm on Sunday 27 May. Shows are about 8 minutes long.
American Flag Celebration - Unfurling of a huge American Flag at North Division Street on the beach. Monday 28 May at noon.
Beach Fireworks - Fireworks show on Tuesday 29 May at 10pm on the beach at North Division Street,
You can always get information on all major events in OC here!
Have a great time in OC this weekend!
A week at the Dunes Manor (ocean front, one of my recommended places) is between $1273 and $2688.
A week at the Dunes, another solid ocean front place, is $825 and up.
A week at the Beachmark, a basic ocean block motel midtown is about $740.
In addition, there is 10.5% tax on rooms in OC.
Have a great week in OC!
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