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During Sunfest Weekend, I'm interested in information for the boardwalk tram (pick up and drop off and times of day), along with umbrella and chair rentals on the beach, and where I can obtain a beach wheelchair. Thanks! 
Submitted by Gina H, Westminster Maryland on September 21, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 21, 2017

The Boardwalk Tram is running the entire weekend.  It essentially runs up and down the Boardwalk.  A tram runs about every 10 - 15 minutes. 

The Boardwalk Tram fare is $3 per person, per boarding, one way ride. Discount fare punch cards are available at $20 for 8 rides.

The unlimited ride pass, which costs $6, a passenger can now get on and off the Tram as much as they like between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The unlimited ride pass is only valid on the day of purchase and is not available during Holidays, Holiday Weekends or Special Events. Restriction may apply. Please view designated Holidays, Holiday Weekends or Special Event dates and or restrictions.

The $3 Tram fare, $20 discounted punch card, and $6 unlimited ride pass is sold at the north and south tram ticket booths and on any Tram. Major credit cards and exact cash fare is accepted by the Conductor at the rear of the Tram.

Please note: The tram operation is subject to prevailing weather conditions. Inclement Weather Notice or see the station operators or call 410-289-5311 or 410-723-1606 for further information.

POST LABOR DAY Sept. 5 – 10, 2017

Sept. 14 – 17, 2017

2 p.m. – 10 p.m. / Daily SUNFEST Sept. 21 – 24, 2017 10 a.m. – Midnight / Thursday – Saturday

10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. / Sunday

A limited number of sand wheelchairs may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. These special chairs are available for pick up at the Ocean City Public Safety Building 410-723-6610.  Please call them to reserve a chair.

Umbrella and beach chair rentals are available wherever a blue, green or yellow rental box is located - by the dunes, by a beach entrance.  If no one is at the box, call the number on the side of the box and a rental attendant will come to assist you.  Rentals are only available until the end of September.

Are there any effects from the passing hurricanes in Ocean City? Or it business as usual? 
Submitted by Anupama S, Ellicott city Maryland on September 21, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 21, 2017

Hi Anupama, As of now Jose has moved away from that part of the US. However as of now Maria will only be having rough surf as she makes her way up the coast. I would suggest to keep your eyes on the forecast as it does change. You should have no worries this weekend if you planned on coming to OC.

What are the hours for the boardwalk trolley during Sunfest? 
Submitted by Gina H, Westminster Maryland on September 21, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 21, 2017

Hi Gina,

Here are the hours:

Sunfest

Sept. 21- 24, 2017

10 a.m. to Midnight, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday

Also there is a bus express here are those hours:

Sunfest Sept. 21 - 24, 2017 Thurs-Sat., 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 40th St. south Convention Center parking lot to/from Inlet Fair Grounds. Approx. every 20 minutes. 

When are dogs allowed on the beach and boardwalk? Also, are they permitted at Sunfest?
Submitted by Margie F, Baltimore Maryland on September 21, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 21, 2017

Bringing your four-legged friend? It's important to note that animals are only allowed on the beach and boardwalk between October 1 and April 30. Any handler or owner of a dog must remove any waste deposited on public or private property not owned by the handler or owner in possession of said dog. Also, dogs must be kept on a leash when being walked in and around Ocean City.

During peak-season and year-round, a Dog Playground is available at 94th Street and bayside so your pet can let loose and enjoy their time in Ocean City. For more information, contact OC Recreation & Parks at 410-250-0125 or click here.

And i'm sorry Margie pets will not be permitted at Sunfest.

Can you still rent umbrellas for the beach the last week in September?
Submitted by Linda D, Holmes Pennsylvania on September 21, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 21, 2017

You can.  The stands are open until September 30th.  If no one is at the stand, call the number on the side and they will send someone to you.

Normally we go to OC the week after Labor Day to avoid crowds. What are crowds like during the week after Memorial Day?
Submitted by Mark A, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on September 21, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 21, 2017

The crowds are about the same, probably slightly less.  Ocean City really does not get busy until July and the crowds end in August.  There is a gradual ramp up and a steep ramp down in terms of people.  Everything is open though as of May 1 and closes around October 15th. 

How long is the concrete part of the boardwalk for biking?
Submitted by Jeannie K, Wilmington Delaware on September 21, 2017
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Centreville, VA

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Answered: September 21, 2017

The concrete section to the east of the boardwalk runs north from the pier area to 4th Street. It is 1/2 a mile long. However, you can bike the entire 2-1/4 length of the boardwalk. Once Sunfest is over on Sunday 24 Septmber there are no time restrictions until next spring.

Can you tell me if beach umbrellas are available during Sunfest? Thanks! 
Submitted by Amy B, Oakmont Pennsylvania on September 15, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 15, 2017

Yes, beach equipment rental stands are open until 24 September, the last day of Sunfest. If you go to a stand and it is not attended when you get there, just call the number on the side and they will quickly send out an operator to help you!

My husband uses a walker. Can he get on the tram with assistance?
Submitted by Carol K, Reading Pennsylvania on September 15, 2017
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Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: September 15, 2017

Hi Carol!

Yes, as long as there is room- he will be able to take the tram with you! 

If I would like to park my food truck anywhere in Ocean City, who do I contact? 
Submitted by eduardo m, steelton Pennsylvania on September 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 14, 2017

Ocean City does have restrictions on parking based on vehicle size; check with the Ocean City Police Department by calling them at their non-emergency number, 410.723.6611. The specific parking regulations will depend on the size of the truck.

You will not be able to sell food from your truck without proper state, county, and city permits, and the permitting process is extensive. To find out more about that, contact the City Clerk at 410.289.8824.