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Is there a schedule for which beaches (streets) will have lifeguards in September?

Submitted by Pete L, Shady Side MD on September 12, 2019

Yes, click here to see the schedule.  There are lifeguards about every 6-8 blocks apart.  My advice is to move near one when swimming.  And if the water is rough, just stay out.  That is your safest bet for staying safe.  Have fun at the beach.

There are also lifeguards driving the beach in quads.  If you see an emergency call 911.  Help is typically close by.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: September 12, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Are the boardwalk shops open in early October or do they close for the season?

Submitted by Lois S, Mechanicsburg PA on September 12, 2019

Many are open weekends from 10 am until 5 pm for the entire month of October.  Some are open all year on weekends provided the weather is nice.  We found shops open in early December last year.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: September 12, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Can you still rent umbrellas on the beach the month of October 2019?

Submitted by Susan G, Charles Town WV on September 11, 2019

Rental boxes are only out until the end of September.  There are still umbrellas and chairs for sale at Roses and Sunsations though - many are half=priced!

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: September 11, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Can you still rent chairs and umbrellas after Labor Day?

Submitted by Jeanette H, Slatington PA on September 10, 2019

You can rent them until the end of September.  If no one is at the rental box, call the number on the side and someone will rent you what you want. 

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: September 10, 2019 Insider Since 2010

We are staying on 25th St. on September 15th - 18th, will the tram be running?

Submitted by Donna Y, Oxford PA on September 9, 2019

The tram is scheduled to be running on 15 September 2019, but not on 16-18 September 2019. Find out more about the tram and its schedule here.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

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

Is there anywhere in OC that sells paintings?

Submitted by Pamela W, Cinti OH on September 9, 2019

Yes, there are many places that sell art.

Two great places to buy paintings and prints are The Ocean Gallery on the boardwalk at 2nd Street and the Art League Center for the Arts Gallery at 94th Street.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

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

I would like to visit the boardwalk during the 12th or 13th of October. Is it a nice time to visit?

Submitted by Richard A, Randallstown MD on September 9, 2019

I am often in OC at this time of year for Fall Cruise Weekend. It is a great time to visit, especially if you like classic cars, but even if you are not a car person, it is a great time to come to OC!.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

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

Is Ocean City open after Labor Day?

Submitted by Louis S, Bowie MD on September 6, 2019

YES!!  The town is kickin' it with fun events, live music, great restaurants and a great beach scene all year long!  Things slow down after mid-October until mid-March but the there is always something going on!

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: September 6, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Do buses from West OC Park and Ride go to the Inlet and Convention Center?

Submitted by Lew G, Lewes DE on September 4, 2019

Buses from the West OC Park and Ride go to the South Division Street Transit Station in Ocean City in-season which is May 24-Sept 2, 2019 and will also run during Bikefest & Sunfest.  This is close to the Inlet.  There you can catch the Beach Bus to the Convention Center or any other part of Ocean City.  

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: September 4, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Hello, I am visiting Ocean City this week for a few days. How early are the rental attendants usually out on the beach? 

Submitted by Sandra C, New Windsor NY on September 3, 2019
Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: September 3, 2019 Insider Since 2010

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