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I'm looking for the best possible price for renting a scooter for 1-3 days. Where do you all recommend I start my search? Thanks in advance, Insiders! 
Submitted by Peter S, Ocean City Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

OC Scooter Rentals rents by day and I believe they will also do a multi-day rental package. 

When do the lifeguards stop for the season?
Submitted by Sawyer A, Ocean Pines Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

The lifeguards last day on duty is 24 September 2017. They always finish the season on the Sunday of Sunfest weekend. There are less guards on duty in September, so it is recommended you swim near a guard stand.

Where are the best wheelchair rental facilities in Ocean City? 
Submitted by Deborah F, Bristol Connecticut on September 5, 2017
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

PMI is my vote as well!

Is the Crab Cake Factory open the last week of September?
Submitted by Sherry B, Cumberland Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: September 6, 2017

The last time I talked to them, they said they would be open until the end of September.

Enjoy those great crabcakes!

Where is the wooden walkway that extends out to the beach? 
Submitted by jim w, GLEN BURNIE Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

At the south end of town, near the south end of the boardwalk (south of Caroline Street) there are some wooden boardwalks that run from the boardwalk or inlet parking lot out onto the beach about half-way to the ocean. You can see how far out onto the beach they go (marked with red line) in the photo below (click on it to enlarge). The photo was taken at around low tide.

Where do you rent a beach wheelchair after Labor Day?
Submitted by Sandy K, Baltimore Maryland on September 5, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 5, 2017

The wheelchairs on the beach are controlled by the beach patrol, but generally are removed around Labor Day. However, there are other options.

Beach wheelchairs are available at the Ocean City Police Department at 65th Street, bayside, for one or multi-days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.723.6610 for more information.

Beach wheelchairs are also available from the Ocean City Visitors Center in the Convention Center on 40th Street for one to three days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.289.2800 for more information.

Finally, PMI rentals rents these chairs, and they will deliver. You can call them at 800.320.7469 to find out more.

Be aware that these beach wheelchairs are large and do not fold up. They require a fairly large vehicle to transport (check with the people you talk to to see if it will fit in your vehicle). The chairs on the beach locations are stored at the west side of the dunes or along the boardwalk. The chairs are also not self propelled, the person in the chair will need someone to push him or her across the beach.

There is also a new business, SandHelper, that offers self-driven electric beach wheelchairs. Find out more about them here or by calling 855.743.5737. They cost $55/day to rent and have free delivery and pickup.

When is the last day visitors are allowed to swim in Ocean City? 
Submitted by Christian F, Brentwood New York on September 5, 2017
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 6, 2017

Hey Christian, you can swim but make sure the lifeguards are on duty. do not swim when they are not on. you put yourself at risk. So make sure you pay attention and don't swim when it's too dangerous to do so.

Hi Insiders! I'm staying on Talbot St. and I was wondering if there is parking nearby? Is it free or do we pay, and how much? Thanks!
Submitted by Nathan Z, Hebron Maryland on September 1, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 1, 2017

There is not a lot of free parking in that immediate area. There are some municipal parking lots in the area (see inlet parking lot info here and other parking lot and street parking info here).You can also park on the side streets near the south end of town for the same price as the municipal lots (inlet lot prices are higher).

There are some private lots in this area that generally charge about $10/day. You may be able to work a lower rate for multiple days.

Also, you can park on side streets further north for free on the bayside north of about 4th Street for or for free on the ocean side north of 10th Street.

Can you ride a Swagcycle electric bike on the boardwalk?
Submitted by Ann H, Fredericksburg Virginia on August 30, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 30, 2017

No, you cannot. Electric bikes are not allowed on the boardwalk.

How can I get 75 people from hotel to wedding venue at Lighthouse Sound? Are there any charter bus services? 
Submitted by Susan M, Ocean city Maryland on August 30, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: August 30, 2017

Try Atlantic Limo. They don't have any buses for 75 people, but they have them for up to 30 people. You could get multiple buses or make multiple trips. Call them at 866.913.6999for more info.

You can also try Coastal Limo (410.723.5466), but the vehicles in their fleet tends to be limos and vans for smaller groups.