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Do you know where I can park a motorcycle hitch for a week?
Submitted by Christine J, Gaithersburg Maryland on July 21, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 21, 2017

You can park the hitch at the 100th st pay parking lot. Information can be found here.

When are pets permitted on the boardwalk and beach? 
Submitted by Duane F, carbondale Pennsylvania on July 21, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 21, 2017

Pets are allowed on the boardwalk and beach beginning October 1 and can be on both until May 1.  Between May 1 and September 30, you cannot have any kind of pet on the boardwalk  or beach, even if it's on a leash, in a stroller, or being carried.  They are welcome anywhere else in OC and there is a dog park on 94th St.  Just be sure to clean up after your pooch while visiting please.  

Is a 10'x10' sun shelter allowed on the beach off the boardwalk as long as it is behind the lifeguard?
Submitted by Jessie E, Cameron West Virginia on July 21, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 21, 2017

Yes, you can use one.  It must be a minimum of 15' behind the lifeguard chairs and cannot be enclosed. You also need to bury the legs deep into the ground, or have weights to keep them from blowing away.  Just like umbrellas, if wind takes them and someone is hurt, you are responsible.  And you cannot leave them up overnight. They must be removed daily just like umbrellas.  Have fun in OC! 

Are there any public changing facilities on the beach or boardwalk? 
Submitted by Chris E, Shippensburg Pennsylvania on July 19, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 19, 2017

There are no public or private changing facilities in Ocean City.  Your best bet is to pay to enter the Fenwick Island National Park and change or shower there. 

What are some great ways to experience all that Ocean City has to offer on a budget? Thanks, Insiders! 
Submitted by Mimi M, North versailles Pennsylvania on July 18, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 19, 2017

You can have a very affordable nice vacation in OC.Travel to get there is inexpensive compared to airfare, and the are many FREE things to do.

Generally your most expensive item is lodging. To find some good options to meet your needs and budget take a look at the accommodations page on OCOcean.com and at this thread for some less expensive recommendations from the OCIs. 

Food can be expensive or inexpensive, depending on your tastes and needs. You can eat pizza and subs for as little as $10/person per meal or can have a very nice seafood dinner for over $50/person. Take a look a the OCOcean.com dining page and this thread for some ideas on OC's restaurants.

Finally, Things to do can be very inexpensive. A great thing about OC is that the beach is FREE, accessible, clean and guarded (late May - late September) for its entire 10 mile length. The boardwalk also offers lots of entertainment and inexpensive options. In the summer, OC has many great free or very inexpensive activities (pretty much every day, often more than one a day). To find out about these FREE events, take a look here. Also take a look at this thread for some more ideas of things to do.

For deals and money saving coupons, be sure to head to the Visitor Center at the south end of Convention Center at 40th Street (shown above). You can get all kinds of information and discount magazines and newspapers there. Also, checkout these two sources of information, discounts, and coupons:

- Sunny Day Guide - Request Hardcopy (fee) - View 2016 Guide online (free)

 - Visitors Guide to View Online

Finally, this thread also has some more ideas about visiting OC on a budget.

Have a great trip to OC!

Do I need a fishing license to fish on the beach? If so, how much would that be?
Submitted by Andrea W, Claysburg Pennsylvania on July 18, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 19, 2017

If you are 16 or older, you do need a fishing license to surf fish from the beach or fish in the inlet or coastal bays. You will need a 7-day Coastal Sport license. The non-MD resident cost is $12. Find out more here.

There are some no-license required fishing areas in OC, but they are for bay fishing. For example, you can fish from the Chicago Avenue bulkhead at 3rd Street or the Northside Park pier at 125th Street without a license.

You can also fish without a license at the Ocean Pier at Wicomico Street and the Oceanic Pier at South 1st Street on the bay. The fee for these piers covers your license requirement.

Find out more about fishing in OC here.

Is there a place on the site where I can search for wheelchair accessible houses for rent? Thanks! 
Submitted by Viola P, Psinter Virginia on July 19, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 19, 2017

Your best bet is to work with a realtor.  I know several homes that are wheelchair accessible and in a rental program.  You can do an internet search on "Ocean City MD realtor" and find a good list or you can go to http://www.cbvacations.com and start there.  I know you will find what you are looking for.

I am going to OC for the weekend. What are the hours of the beach umbrella/chair rental box locations? Thanks!
Submitted by Christy H, McKnightstown Pennsylvania on July 19, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 19, 2017

The umbrella/beach chair attendants usually arrive at their station around 9:30 am to start setting up.

They tend to stay out till 5 pm.

Hi Insiders! Where can I find scooter/wheelchair rental facilities in Ocean City? 
Submitted by daphne p, glen burnie Maryland on July 19, 2017
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 19, 2017

I answered similar question before, her it is.

Also you can try Ocean City Visitor's Center as a limited number of chairs may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. These special chairs are available for pick up at: Ocean City Visitor's Center 410-723-8610 and Ocean City Public Safety Building 410-723-6610.

Is there a specific place or lot designated as "Inlet Parking?" Or that considered street parking near the Inlet itself? Thanks! 
Submitted by Niocle L, Catasauqua Rhode Island on July 18, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 22, 2017

Hi Nicole, if you go to the end of the inlet you will see signs for the inlet parking. it's a huge lot and it does fill up fast. No worries there are side streets with meter parking near the inlet or you can check out one of the many parking lots near the inlet that will cost anywhere between 5-20 bucks depending on when you visit.