Ocean City, Maryland 21842

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How much does it cost to rent an electric scooter for the Boardwalk for a handicap person? What is the best way to make the beach accessible? 

Submitted by Jackie M, Spotsylvania VA on April 22, 2019

The best way to make the beach accessible is through a sand wheel chair.  You can find out details here: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/city-hall/americans-with-disabilities/?highlight=sand%20wheelchair

 The Boardwalk bike shops typically rent them by the hour or day.  Carolines Bike Shop rents electric scooters.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: April 22, 2019 Insider Since 2010

What are the rules regarding canopy use on the beach? Any important regulations to note? 

Submitted by Caity S, Mount Airy MD on April 22, 2019

Beach canopies are allowed.  The two important regulations are to make sure you are behind the lifeguard stands and that the legs are either weighted or sufficiently buried.  We see the beach tents become airborne often on windy days.  Most people set the canopies up towards the back of the beach to give the lifeguards a better line of sight across the beach.  

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: April 22, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Hello! I'm looking for information on getting around Ocean City. Can you please provide me with information on the Bus? i.e. Routes, times, and cost? Thanks!

Submitted by Catherine K, BALTIMORE MD on April 22, 2019
Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: April 22, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Does anyone remember or have any information on Shock Value, the local piercing shop? I lived in the area when I was younger and am hoping to find out some info on what happened to it or if the owner moved to a new location. Thanks! 

Submitted by Ashley M, Orange CA on April 22, 2019

There is an article in the Baltimore Sun (June 22, 2000) that mentions it, but I know it is not on the Boardwalk anymore.  The only place I know is Dimensions Piercing.  Give them a call at  410-289-4323 and see if they have any information for you.  

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: April 22, 2019 Insider Since 2010

When does the OC Beach Patrol start working for the season? I'm hoping to swim in the ocean, but only with lifeguards on duty! A start and stop date for the seaon would be helpful. Thanks!

Submitted by Virginia H, Derwood MD on April 19, 2019

Way to be smart Virginia!  There is coverage beginning Memorial Day weekend through September 30th.  Always swim by a lifeguard!

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: April 22, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Is there parking at the Convention Center? Is there any sort of fee? 

Submitted by James B, Ridley park NY on April 19, 2019

Yes, the Convention Center offers free parking only if you're visiting the center.

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Troy F.

Troy F.

Hanover, PA 17331 Answered: April 19, 2019 Insider Since 2008

Can you break down parking at the Inlet Lot for me? I haven't been there in awhile and am trying to prevent confusion. What's the deal with the pay station? Staffed or self-serve? How do I pay? Thanks!

Submitted by DANIEL P J, NORRISTOWN PA on April 19, 2019

Ocean City Inlet Lot Parking

$3.00 per hour

Remember, you’re first 30 minutes are free, including handicapped!

April 1st – October 31st.

Some helpful information:

Inlet Parking Lot visitors can pay for the desired amount of time when you park or before you leave your parking space by paying for the amount of time you stayed. Remember, you’re first 30 minutes are free! You do not need to display a receipt on your dash. Instead, you enter your license plate at a nearby kiosk & the system will recognize your “paid time” based on your vehicle. (Note: You will need to know your complete license plate including letters.) You may also pay with theParkMobile App. Parking in the Inlet Lot is $3.00 per hour. A violation of Inlet Lot Parking will result in a mailed bill of time spent in the lot at $3 per hour, plus a $25 administrative fee. This fee will escalate to $50 if not paid within 30 days. Patrons must pay for expired time prior to leaving the Inlet Lot to avoid being billed for additional administrative costs. Need help? Parking lot ambassadors are available at the booth located in the center of the inlet parking lot (Row E).

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: April 22, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Where can I rent a motor scooter in Ocean City near the Boardwalk? Any estimated cost? 

Submitted by Charlotte P, Glen Burnie MD on April 17, 2019

If you mean a mobility scooter, try either Boardwalk Mobility (410.289.1203) or Scooters-4-Rent (302.280.6203).

If you mean a scooter to drive on the highway, try Cycle City (410.524.2453).

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: April 18, 2019 Insider Since 2010

What is the best area to fish for flounder and grouper in Ocean City Maryland? Anything I need to know about liscencing? 

Submitted by Robert G, Bethesda MD on April 17, 2019

I'd suggest fishing in the inlet for grouper and in the Coastal Bays just north or south of the inlet for flounder.

You will need a Fishing License to fish in the inlet or Coastal Bays. The Maryland DNR site has all the info you need for getting a MD salt-water/coastal bay fishing license.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: April 18, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Where can you rent bikes in OCMD?

Submitted by Beverly R, New cumberland PA on April 17, 2019

There are bike rental shops all along the boardwalk. Most of these palces will rent to you for an hour or more or for the week. Two of the places are solid. I often rent form Bike World on Caroline Street. Find out more about biking in OC here.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: April 17, 2019 Insider Since 2010

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Hunt Valley and Ocean City
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Centreville, VA
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Troy F.

Hanover, PA 17331
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Kathy H.

Bayville, NJ
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Linthicum MD and OC MD
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Warrenville, IL
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Ocean City, MD
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Camp Hill, PA
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Dana B.

Pittsburgh, PA
Member Since: 2008

Christy P.

North Ocean City
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Pittsburgh Pa
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Tara P.

Ocean City, MD
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Severna Park, MD
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Perryville MD
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