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Hello, I was wondering where does OC announce any evacuations if there is a hurricane?
Submitted by Kyle H, Amston Connecticut on September 5, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hi Kyle, Yes preparation for a hurricane in OC is excellent. they keep the public very well informed. In fact I came down after Irene in 2011 and the town was very well prepared for that storm. I've also been in OC where storms are very bad. In fact so bad I've seen the water come up very far.

Where is the best place to buy Ravens gear in OC?
Submitted by Kimberly L, Everson Pennsylvania on September 5, 2017
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: September 6, 2017

A good place to buy Ravens shirts is any of the t-shirts stores on the boardwalk, they usually have great prices!

I would like to rent chairs and an umbrella in Ocean City and have them set up on the beach for us. What businesses do that, and do they do so after Labor Day? Thank you!
Submitted by Jessica P, Fairfax Virginia on September 5, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

All of the umbrella rental stands will set-up and take down your chair or umbrella.  All the stands are open until the end of September. 

Does the boardwalk tram run after Labor Day? 
Submitted by Patricia B, forest hill Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

The Beach Bus runs all year and runs parallel to the Boardwalk.  It is about a block off the Boards on Ocean Highway. 

I'm looking for the best possible price for renting a scooter for 1-3 days. Where do you all recommend I start my search? Thanks in advance, Insiders! 
Submitted by Peter S, Ocean City Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

OC Scooter Rentals rents by day and I believe they will also do a multi-day rental package. 

When do the lifeguards stop for the season?
Submitted by Sawyer A, Ocean Pines Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

The lifeguards last day on duty is 24 September 2017. They always finish the season on the Sunday of Sunfest weekend. There are less guards on duty in September, so it is recommended you swim near a guard stand.

Where are the best wheelchair rental facilities in Ocean City? 
Submitted by Deborah F, Bristol Connecticut on September 5, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

PMI is my vote as well!

Is the Crab Cake Factory open the last week of September?
Submitted by Sherry B, Cumberland Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: September 6, 2017

The last time I talked to them, they said they would be open until the end of September.

Enjoy those great crabcakes!

Where is the wooden walkway that extends out to the beach? 
Submitted by jim w, GLEN BURNIE Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

At the south end of town, near the south end of the boardwalk (south of Caroline Street) there are some wooden boardwalks that run from the boardwalk or inlet parking lot out onto the beach about half-way to the ocean. You can see how far out onto the beach they go (marked with red line) in the photo below (click on it to enlarge). The photo was taken at around low tide.

Where do you rent a beach wheelchair after Labor Day?
Submitted by Sandy K, Baltimore Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

The wheelchairs on the beach are controlled by the beach patrol, but generally are removed around Labor Day. However, there are other options.

Beach wheelchairs are available at the Ocean City Police Department at 65th Street, bayside, for one or multi-days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.723.6610 for more information.

Beach wheelchairs are also available from the Ocean City Visitors Center in the Convention Center on 40th Street for one to three days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.289.2800 for more information.

Finally, PMI rentals rents these chairs, and they will deliver. You can call them at 800.320.7469 to find out more.

Be aware that these beach wheelchairs are large and do not fold up. They require a fairly large vehicle to transport (check with the people you talk to to see if it will fit in your vehicle). The chairs on the beach locations are stored at the west side of the dunes or along the boardwalk. The chairs are also not self propelled, the person in the chair will need someone to push him or her across the beach.

There is also a new business, SandHelper, that offers self-driven electric beach wheelchairs. Find out more about them here or by calling 855.743.5737. They cost $55/day to rent and have free delivery and pickup.