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Is the beach open the week after Labor Day? When does it close for the season? Thanks.
Submitted by Lorraine P, Staten Island , New York July 11, 2017
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 11, 2017

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The beach NEVER closes, but you are advised not to swim once the lifeguards are gone for the season. The last day for the lifeguards to be on the beach this year is September 24th.  So please remember to keep your feet on the sand until the lifeguard is in his stand.  And always swim near one for your safety. 


Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 11, 2017

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Yes, the beach actually never closes (except at night between 10pm and 6am for cleaning and maintenance). The beach patrol remains on duty from now until September 24, 2017. Most of the businesses except amusement parks and water parks are open seven days a week until the end of September, and many businesses are open year-round at leas on weekends. September is a great time to visit OC!


Camp Hill, PA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 18, 2017

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Hi Lorraine,

That's a simple question to answer.  OCMD's Beach never closes.  We've become more and more accustomed to a "second season" than an "off season".... less and less businesses close "for the season" these days, so Ocean City is becoming more and more active during the fall and winter months.  The beach, however, has never ever closed unless there is an emergency such as a storm or such, you're welcome to go put toes in the sand year round


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 11, 2017

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The beach is open with lifeguards until the end of September.  September is a wonderful time to visit OC! 

 The beach never really closes, but you swim at your own risk when the lifeguards are off duty.


Pittsburgh, PA

Insider since: 2008

Answered: July 11, 2017

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There are several events in OC after Labor Day! Bike Week, Sunfest, Wine fest plus a few Halloween activities. The beach is nice in September because it is not as crowded and the ocean water is at its warmest!  


Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 11, 2017

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Hey Lorriane, the beach never closes so come on down and enjoy the beautiful beach. the lifeguards are on duty until after Labor Day and you will enjoy yourself.