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When does Ocean City boardwalk close for the season?
Submitted by Ashley W, Salisbury Maryland on September 6, 2017
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hi Ashley,

The boardwalk never really closes.  The shops and entertainment on the board walk usually stays open until late September.  After that, more and more places are staying open year round. October is one of my favorite months in OC!

Enjoy!

Does the beach close for the season? If so, when?
Submitted by Hilmer R, Bladensburg Maryland on September 6, 2017
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: September 6, 2017

The beach never closes but the lifeguards are no longer on their stands after Labor Day. '

Enjoy the beach!

Hi Insiders! I'm wondering if the Boardwalk rides and stores will be open this weekend. Thanks! 
Submitted by Connie B, cc Virginia on September 6, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hey Connie, they will be open so come on down and check it out. Also it is customer appreciation at Trimper's this weekend.

If I'm not renting an umbrella and a chair in Ocean City, where do the Insiders recommend I purchase one? 
Submitted by Mohammad T, Alexandria Virginia on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

If you want a really nice stuff, try Ace hardware at 70th Street. If you want an less expensive stuff to use for a few days, try Sunsations (multiple locations) or Shade Shack at 67th Street.

Will we be able to still rent chairs and umbrellas this week?
Submitted by Theresa k, Endwell New York on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

Yes, the beach equipment rental boxes will be in place until the Sunday of Sunfest weekend (24 September 2017) which is the last day the lifeguard are on duty. If you are there and a box is not staffed, just call the number on the side and they will send an attendant to help you.

Does the $3 all day Beach Bus pass work for Ocean City Park and Ride shuttle service?
Submitted by Elaine C, Philadelphia Pennsylvania on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

Yes, the $3/day fare covers the West OC Park and Ride Shuttle AND the Beach Bus.

Does the tram run during September, and if so when?
Submitted by Deborah Y, Alexandra Pennsylvania on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

The boardwalk tram schedule for September 2017 is:

  5 - 10 September: 2pm - 10pm

  14 - 17 September: 2pm - 10pm

  21 - 23 September (Sunfest): 10am - midnight

  24 September (Sunfest): 10am - 6pm

The tram is done running for the season after 24 September.

Find out more about the tram here.

When do the beaches close for the season?
Submitted by Lauretta J, Baltimore Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hi Lauretta, the beach never closes! Come on down and check out OC!!!

How do I finds out how many points left on Passport to Fun cards?
Submitted by Rod K, Dover Pennsylvania on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

Unfortunately, unless you bought your Passport online, I believe the only way to find out your Passport to Fun balance is to have your card scanned at one of the Jolly Roger parks. You can try calling their customer service number at 410.289.4902 to see if they can help you.

If you bought the pass online you can logon and check your balance - go here to logon to your account.

Is the Beach Bus cash-only? 
Submitted by Melissa G, Pasadena Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hey Melissa, yes the beach bus takes cash however it does accept Emoney that you can use. I have used that before and it works very well.