Locate OC's Public Boat Ramps

If you do have a boat, we have convenient ramps. You'll find public Ocean City boat ramps at:

  • Assateague Island Park (Rt. 611 at Assateague Island Bridge)
  • Gum Point Road (off Route 589)
  • Ocean City Commercial Harbor (Sunset Avenue in West Ocean City)


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 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.

Please note that boat trailer parking is prohibited in:

  • The Little Salisbury area (87th St., Bering Road)
  • Public streets and municipal parking lots.

*Effective 1/1/11 Fishing License Required for Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Bays. Call 410-656-9526 or visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/service/fishing_license.asp 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: https://compass.dnr.maryland.gov/dnrcompassportal.