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Where can I rent beach umbrellas and chairs on the beach? How much do they normally cost? 

Submitted by Lisa P, Oakdale PA on May 14, 2019

You can rent them right on the beach.  Look for the yellow or blue rental boxes by the sand dunes.  They are located about every 3 - 4 blocks.  A chair and umbrella rental cost around $16 for the day.  You can also rent by the hour and week.  You can also bring your own chair and umbrella to the beach for free.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: May 14, 2019 Insider Since 2010

How can I get from NJ to Ocean City, MD without crossing the Bay Bridge? 

Submitted by Lida K, Toms river NJ on May 14, 2019

This is an easy drive.  Just take 95 to Route 1 South.  That will take you through Delaware.  This is the shortest route to get to Ocean City from New Jersey.  Most GPS/driving apps will offer you this option.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: May 14, 2019 Insider Since 2010

I need parking for one week close to our house on Assateague. What are the best options? 

Submitted by Bob A, Norton OH on May 14, 2019

I am a bit confused as there are not really any houses on Assateague. I'd call the people you are getting the house from and get a more specific location and see if they can offer a parking suggestion.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: May 14, 2019 Insider Since 2010

I saw someone with a Pandora Charm bracelet featuring a charm with Seacrets on it. Do you know if these are available for purchase in OCMD anywhere? If not, where could I get them? 

Submitted by Cynthia S, Crisfield MD on May 14, 2019

I called Seacrets and they do not sell charm bracelets and I called Pandora and they do not sell Seacrets charms.  Seacrets does sell an ankle bracelet though.  You can call them to see if it is what you saw.  My suggestion is to check on Etsy and see if anything resembles it.  

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: May 14, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Any recommendations for scooter rentals?

Submitted by Sharon F, Ocean city MD on May 13, 2019
Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: May 13, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Hi there. Is the Boardwalk open now?

Submitted by Crystal A, Parksley VA on May 13, 2019

It is fully open and most places are open everyday at least noon to 6 pm.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: May 13, 2019 Insider Since 2010

In May 2019, where can a handicapped vehicle park for free at the 2nd St. Free Fishing Area? If not, where are some other locations where I can park for free with handicap tags? 

Submitted by Nancy G, Selbeyville DE on May 9, 2019

Here is the deal. Vehicles with handicap credentials can park for up to one hour in this area for free. If you stay more than 1 hour, the cost is $2/hour. The spots along Chicago Avenue adjacent to the free fishing area have this fee. However, the north end of the free fishing area is at 4th Street. I believe (but check the signs to be sure!) that parking on 4th Street (and north) near the bay is free at all times. There are not any handicap-marked parking spots at the west end of 4th Street, but you may be able to park near the fishing area. You can get more info about OC parking here.

Be sure to check the signs where you park to ensure there is no pay-to-park for that spot. I believe the info I gave you above is correct, but sometimes specific parking zones shift.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: May 10, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Quick question regarding the bus: when paying fare, do I need coins or will they accept cash? 

Submitted by Carl A, Bronx NY on May 9, 2019

The bus accepts cash, but the drivers cannot make change, so you need $3/rider.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: May 10, 2019 Insider Since 2010

What are the rules regarding service dogs on the beach? I have a small service dog who is registered with ESA, tags, and papers for proof -- could I bring him with me to the beach during the summer season? 

Submitted by Tia F, Tamaqua PA on May 9, 2019

ADA-approved service animals are allowed on the beach or boardwalk at any time. Non-ADA approved service animals are not allowed between 1 May and 30 September.  Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are not generally considered ADA-Approved Service Animals (but your case might be different - take a look at your paperwork), and thus are not allowed on the beach and boardwalk from 1 May to 30 September.

You can also contact the city's ADA Committee to see if your specific case qualifies.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: May 9, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Do we need to bring our own chairs and umbrella to the beach? If not, where can we rent them? 

Submitted by Wilma M, Parkesburg PA on May 9, 2019

You can bring your own beach equipment or rent it. There are beach equipment rental boxes every few blocks along west edge of the beach. They rent chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and more. Some will be there and operating now, but most of them begin operating Memorial Day weekend.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: May 9, 2019 Insider Since 2010

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