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Is the pier totally fixed? We are coming for vacation in July and my grandkids love the pier. 
Submitted by MARIANNE D, DUBOIS Pennsylvania on June 17, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 17, 2013

Yes, the pier is totally fixed. It reopened a few weeks ago with pier franchise owner Buddy Jenkins and OC Mayor Rick Meehan casting the first lines from the reopened pier. You can read more about its reconstruction and reopening here.

Have fun with the grandkids in OC!

I am looking for the daily beach closings for the surfers. I do not want to make a reservation and not have access to the beach on my vaca week. Last year, the beach closings where on the OC web page. I can't seem to find the dates. Thanks. 
Submitted by Craig C, North East Maryland on June 14, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 14, 2013

This document has the list of dates for the Surfing Beach locations in Ocean City for each day for Summer 2013.

Have a great trip to OC!

We are bringing our 7 year old granddaughter to OC later in June for her first "beach experience". She is not great on a two wheeler bicycle, but is pretty good on her electric scooter. Would she be able to ride her scooter on the boardwalk while the rest of the family rides bikes during the early morning hours?
Submitted by Dorothy H, Catonsville Maryland on June 14, 2013
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 15, 2013

She can ride on e boardwalk up to 11am.   If you all would like to ride after 11am, i would suggest that you take you bikes up to Northside Park up on 120th st as they have many trails to ride on.  

Are dogs allowed on the beach if leashed? Thanks, macy
Submitted by macy m, elkton Maryland on June 14, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 14, 2013

No, dogs are not allowed on OC's beaches at this time of year under any conditions or at any time unless they are licensed service animals.

Dogs are not allowed on the OC beach, ocean, or boardwalk or beach anytime from 1 May to 30 September. Leashed dogs are allowed in OCs parks, including Northside Park at 127th Street. There is a dog park at 94th Street. You can get more info about it here: http://ococean.com/things-to-do/oc-local-parks-and-playgrounds/ocean-city-dog-playground Dogs are allowed in certain areas of the beach at the Assateague National Seashore, but not Assateague State Park. Here is the info from the National Seashore website: Pets are permitted in the Maryland portion of the National Seashore. All pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.  

Pets are completely prohibited in the following areas: - all backcountry campsites - nature trails - lifeguard-protected beach - north of the State Park to the Ocean City inlet - the entire Virginia portion of Assateague Island, including  in your car.

I was told there was a "safe" program for seniors coming down for their senior week...I can't find any information on it...do you know of anything?
Submitted by beverly l, pasadena Maryland on June 14, 2013
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Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 21, 2013

There sure is.  Check out Play it Safe Ocean City.http://www.playitsafeoceancity.com/ 

How much is it to rent beach chairs and umbrellas for a day on the beach ?
Submitted by Nichole B, crofton Maryland on June 14, 2013
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Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: June 15, 2013

Just as people pay more for food items at a convenience store, you too will be paying more for the convenience of renting the chair and umbrella.  You can purchase hese items for much cheaper at almost any store in Ocean City like Sunsations, CBS, Rite Aid, Food Lion, Roses, and most beach stores.  

If I were to park at the boardwalk, how far would it be to walk down to Dorchester Street to get to Aqua Watersports?
Submitted by Priyanka D, Burtonsville Maryland on June 13, 2013
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: June 13, 2013

If you park at the Inlet Lot (South 2nd. St) would be about an 8 block walk to Aqua Watersports.  Here is a map: http://ocaqua.com/aqua_watersports_inc_2_004.htm

How far is the boardwalk/beach from the free parking lot @ 12848 Ocean Gateway? Is it within walking distance. Or where would you suggest us to park for free to access the boardwalk? We are staying way down by Northside Park. Thanks:)
Submitted by Karen S, Elyria Ohio on June 13, 2013
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: June 13, 2013

The nothern end of the Boarwalk is located at 27th St., so you cannot walk.  I suggest you take the Bus.  It will drop you right at the Boardwalk.  No parking hassles and it is only $1 per ride.  An all day pass is only $3. You can find free parking on the side streets oceanside above 12th.  You can also find some free parking further downtown on the bayside streets.

Can someone please recommend a good company to rent a crib from? I found several but hard to tell from websites.
Submitted by Kristin E, Ocean City Maryland on June 13, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 13, 2013

I routinely recommend PMI rentals (410.250.1251). They are a great rental place on 126th Street. You can pickup or have them deliver. Cribs are $13/day or $26/week

Was all the damage fixed from Sandy?
Submitted by matthew d, Westminster Maryland on June 13, 2013
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: June 13, 2013

Ocean City only recived minimal damage from Sandy and the repairs were made quickly.  There is no remaining damage.  In fact, the new piers at the inlet and along the 2nd St bulkhead look great.  Come on downey oshun hon!