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A Pup-Friendly Guide to OCMD

Every dog deserves a vacation. So pack your pup’s suitcase, because it’s the time of year where they can join you and your family to take a trip! From October 1 - April 30 each year, Ocean City welcomes your four-legged friend on the beach and boardwalk.

Read on to find out more about bringing your dog to Ocean City, Maryland!


Outdoors + Recreation

Pups want to play! Here are a few suggestions of where your dog can enjoy a little playtime:

- If you have a water-loving pup, a great spot to bring them is Homer Gudelsky Park, which is lovingly referred to as Stinky Beach by locals.

- To give your dog a chance to run free, take them to the Ocean City Dog Playground on 94th St. For a nice long walk on the trails, check out Northside Park.

- If you want to hit the sand with your pup during peak season, we’d recommend heading over to Assateague State Park.


Businesses + Local Resources

More and more businesses each year have started allowing pets in outdoor areas.

- We understand that finding the perfect place to stay can be a challenge! Make it easy and click here for a list of Pet-Friendly accommodations.

- If your pup is hoping to join your six o’clock dinner reservation, you’re in luck! A great option for waterfront dining is Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill. They even have a special menu just for dogs! Some other great options include Longboard Cafe, 45th St. Taphouse, Brass Balls Saloon, Fish Tales, and more!

- After spending the afternoon strolling the Boardwalk, head to Backshore Brewing Company for a craft beer and a great puppy photo opp!

- When you need a supply refill, visit Sandy Paws or the PETCO in West Ocean City.

- Planning to be in town for a bit? Check out OCMD Recreation & Parks classes for dog owners!

- In case of emergency, call Precious Paws Animal Hospital.


While we love to let our furry friends explore, dogs must be leashed at all times, unless at a designated Dog Park. We ask that you help keep our beaches beautiful by removing any pet waste left behind.

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