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

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 21, 2017

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Dogs are not permitted at Sunfest.

Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk anytime from 1 October until 30 April. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or boardwalk at any time from 1 May though 30 September.

Leashed dogs are allowed in OC's parks year round. There is a dog park at 94th Street.

ADA-compliant service dogs are obviously exempt from these restrictions.


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 21, 2017

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There are no pets allowed at SunFest.  It is so crowded and often hot, that they would probably enjoy being inside more that at the 'Fest. 


Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: September 21, 2017

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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.