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Hello! What is the legal height of the sand dunes in OCMD?  Thank you!
Submitted by Chris C, Ocean city Maryland on February 21, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 21, 2018

When the dune line was re-established by the Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1990s, I do not believe a height limit was legally established and the height varies as wind and wave action moves the sand. However, the height is limited by the natural geometry of the dunes based on their width, and typically maxes out at about 15 feet . The initial dune berm dune was designed to be about 75 to 100 ft wide at its base with a height of 14.5 feet (more info here).

You can read more about the specifics of the Ocean City dunes here and here.

If you have specific questions or concerns about the dunes, I suggest contacting the City Engineer, Terry McGean at 410.289.8845.

Hi! We are planning a visit to OCMD early in the season, and wanted to know the dates for college week this year? Thank you!W
Submitted by Maddisyn S, York Pennsylvania on February 21, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: February 21, 2018

Hi. Senior weeks (as they're called) are usually the first two weeks of June.  But the kids tend to pretty much stay on or near the boardwalk.  So if your vacation time falls then, plan on staying more north and enjoy yourselves.  

Hello there! We are looking to rent a beach house on the boardwalk this summer. Could you recommend some rental agencies we can reach out to to book our stay?
Submitted by Tavira T, Waldorf Maryland on February 21, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: February 21, 2018

If you go to http://www.ococean.com/accommodations,  you'll find some recommended agencies to rent from. I personally have used Holiday Real Estate http://www.holidayoc.com , Coldwell Banker  http://www.cbvacations.com, and Long and Foster  http://www.lfvacations.com with no issues.  Been very happy with all of them. 

Hi, I am looking to visit OCMD for Sunfest 2018. Could you send me some recommendations for hotels on the Boardwalk? Thank you.
Submitted by Kevin S, Bowie Maryland on February 21, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 21, 2018

There are lot of great options, many of the best choices depend on your budget and the amenities you are looking for. A great place to start is the OCOcean accommodations page.

Below is a list of places I routinely recommend, listed from south (closest to Sunfest) to north.

Comfort Inn Boardwalk (410.289.5155) is nice oceanfront hotel on the boardwalk at 5th Street. They also have an ocean block building that will be less expensive. It is near the south end of the boardwalk where there is tons of action, but far enough north to be not too noisy at night. They have and indoor and outdoor pools and on site parking. My son stayed there a few of summers ago, and he said it was great.

The Commander at 14th Street oceanfront on the boardwalk (888.289.6166). They just did a complete interior renovation a few years ago.

Holiday Inn & Suites oceanfront on the boardwalk at 17th Street on the boardwalk (410.289.7263). They are part of the Harrison Hotel Group, the largest set of hotels and motels in OC. If they don't have what you need, one of their other properties might.

The Spinnaker (800.638.3244) 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. All rooms have kitchenettes. Have a great time in OC!

Sahara (800.638.1600) is oceanfront on the boardwalk at 19th Street with ocean block buildings too. An affordable, basic motel that will be clean, but will not have lots of amenities. They have an outdoor pool.

Dunes Manor. (800.523.2888) is oceanfront at 28th Street, just a block north of the north end of the boardwalk.  It is a great property in a great location and is reasonably priced. My family has often stayed there. When I only recommend one place, this is it. They have an indoor/outdoor pool, all units are oceanfront with balconies, and some units have small kitchenettes.

 

 

Hi! What's the hotel that's being built just north of 123rd street? Thank you!
Submitted by Kim B, Marriottsville Maryland on February 21, 2018
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 21, 2018

Hi Kim, It will be 125th Street – Country Inn & Suites that is the new hotel that is being built. Also the the Fenwick Inn has just renovated their hotel. I would check them out as well. If you need more information visit http://www.ococean.com

Hello Insiders, We are planning an upcoming trip to OCMD and we were hoping you could help us out with a pricing question. How much would a taxi/uber ride cost to go from 2nd Street in OCMD to Rehobeth Beach, Delaware?
Submitted by Lynn A, Wrightsville Pennsylvania on February 21, 2018
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 21, 2018

Hey Lynn, According to my Uber app you will spend around 58.00 for Uber. My suggestion is to use the OC Beach bus ($3.00) to the Delaware state line and see if you can get the Dart from there to Rehobeth Beach. That would save you so much money instead of almost 60 bucks.

Hello! I am looking to travel from Baltimore to OCMD on February 23rd. Is there a bus service or public transportation method you could recommend?
Submitted by Brian Ford F, Cockeysville Maryland on February 12, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 12, 2018

The only public transportation options between Baltimore and Ocean City are Greyhound Bus (about a 6 hour trip for about $35 one way) with daily bus service from Baltimore to Ocean City or BayRunner Shuttle (410.912.6000) with several trips a day ( between the BWI airport (about 3.5 hours and $107 each way) and OC.

Hi! I was wondering what the new hotel is named that is 11th and the boards. I believe it used to be the Royalton. Thanks!
Submitted by robin c, milroy Pennsylvania on February 12, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: February 13, 2018

The name of the hotel on 11th is the new Hotel Monte Carlo Oceanfront.

There is also a ocean block location on 216 Baltimore Ave named Hotel Monte Carlo and Suites

They also have suites located a block back from the boardwalk on 11th st and Baltimore Ave.

I bought tickets to splash mountain in May 2017, but never used them. Can I use them this summer or do these tickets expire?
Submitted by Michelle H, Philadelphia Pennsylvania on February 12, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 12, 2018

Regular tickets and points to Jolly Roger Parks do not expire. Unless you purchased them in some unusual way (like as part of a group buy or through Groupon), you can use them anytime.

Hello! Looking for a condo to rent this summer that allows dogs. Could you send some recommendations?
Submitted by Amber C, McKeesport Pennsylvania on February 12, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: February 12, 2018

Finding condos that allow pets can be tough as many condo associations do not allow rentals to people with pets. I'd check with some of the rental agents listed on the OCOcean Accommodations rental page to see if they can help you find a pet-friendly unit that meets all your other needs and budget.