If you do have a boat, we have convenient ramps. You'll find public Ocean City area boat ramps at:
OPENING MAY 1, 2017
64th St and Seabay Drive
The boat ramp is located at the base of the water tower
The ramp is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Launching and retrieving of vessel is free.
Pay-to-Park truck/trailer rate is $2.00 an hour via the on-site Cale Machine during the in-season, April 1st through October 31st.
Parking is free during the off-season, November 1st through March 31st
Vehicles can be left in lot overnight.
The Trailer and Towing Vehicle shall be attached at all times.
Parking spaces are 50 feet in length. Trailer and towing vehicle must be able to fit in a 50 foot space.
Channel has been dredged and has approximately three foot of draw at low tide.
More ramp information can be found at dnr.state.md.us website
Little Salisbury area (87th St., Bering Road)
You cannot park vehicles/trailers at this location.
CURRENTLY, RAMP USE IS FREE UNTIL A GATE IS INSTALLED AT THE END OF MAY 2017
Anyone can utilize the Little Salisbury Boat Ramp.
There will be an automatic gate controlled by an Annual Pass Card.
The cost of the Annual Pass Card is $50.00 and will be available to purchase at City Hall at the end of May.
There is no on-site parking at this ramp.
The time restrictions for this ramp will be the same as those in the past:
May 1st thru October 1st – 8 AM to 6 PM Daily
Month of October – 8 AM to 6 PM Daily
November thru April – No Restrictions
Boat Trailer parking is prohibited on Public streets and municipal parking lots, except 100th St.(see below)
Check ahead with your hotel, motel or condo about parking space for your boat trailer. Most public marinas in Ocean City, Maryland and the 100th Street Municipal Parking Lot provide boat trailer parking for a modest fee. If it's a last-minute getaway and you don't have time to hitch up your boat, rentals are plentiful at Ocean City marinas. Additionally, small boats can be rented at a number of Ocean City businesses.
*Effective 1/1/11 Fishing License Required for Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays. Call 410-260-3220 or visit Here for more information.
**However, there are now two free fishing areas on the coast, as of August 20, 2012. Northside Park, town-owned pier and park at 125th Street, and Chicago Avenue, bulkhead between 2nd and 4th Streets do not require fishing licenses to fish in those areas. However, anglers must still register with the state for free by phone 1(855)-855-3906, available 7 AM to 7 PM every day, or online here.