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I checked the regulations on bicycle/roller skates on the Boardwalk. Can you tell me what are the regulations for two wheel electric scooters on the Boardwalk and on sidewalks or point me in the direction of who could? I will be visiting for Sunfest.

Submitted by Felix C, New Castle DE on July 22, 2019

If the scooters are for health/ADA accommodations, they are allowed at any time.  

Here is a link that may be helpful: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/city-hall/americans-with-disabilities/ 

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Savas K.

Savas K.

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

What street do the buses go up to?

Submitted by Steven E, Uniontown PA on July 22, 2019

Buses pretty much travel the entire length of Ocean City. Bus fare is $3 per person to ride all day.

The buses go as far north as the north transportation center (shown above) at 144th Street. This is just 3 blocks south of the MD/DE state line. You can connect with a Delaware DART bus at this station if you need to go further north. To the south, buses go as far as South Division Street, which is just two blocks north of the inlet. You can connect to Shore Transit from this station to head to other areas of Maryland.

Find out more about OC's buses here.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

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

What is the line up for the outdoor stage and the indoor stage at Sunfest on 9/19?

Submitted by Danny R, 47 back st wana WV on July 22, 2019

The Sunfest outdoor stage line up is typically announced in early September. Keep checking the Sunfest page to see who will be performing.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

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

Any recommendations for where to rent a beach wheelchair. Also, any idea where I could find the information on the size and cost? Thanks!

Submitted by Emma L, Hanover PA on July 22, 2019

The wheelchairs located on the west edge of the beach are controlled by the beach patrol. They are generally put out Memorial Day weekend and removed around Labor Day. They are available 10am to 5pm on a first-come-first-serve basis and they need to stay within a block of their location. They are not allowed in the water. They are located at the Inlet Lot, 1st St., 7th St., 27th St., 30th St., 40th St., 48th St., 59th St., 70th St., 81st St., 89th St., 94th St., 107th St., 120th St., 130th St., 139th St., 145th Streets (maybe other places too). Find out more about them here.

Beach wheelchairs are also available from the Ocean City Visitors Center in the Convention Center on 40th Street for one to three days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.289.2800 for more information or to get the size of the chair.

PMI rentals rents beach wheelchairs, and they will deliver. These chairs are not self propelled and require someone to push the occupant across the beach. You can call them at 800.320.7469 to find out more including the cost and size of the chair.

Be aware that these beach wheelchairs are large and do not fold up. They require a fairly large vehicle to transport (check with the people you talk to to see if it will fit in your vehicle). The chairs on the beach locations are stored at the west side of the dunes or along the boardwalk. The chairs are also not self propelled, the person in the chair will need someone to push him or her across the beach.

There is also a new business, SandHelper, that offers self-driven electric beach wheelchairs. Find out more about by calling 855.743.5737. 

Here are some photos of a beach wheelchair and SandHelper so you can see what they both look like.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

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

We're staying at Carousel from Sep 3-6, 2019. Will there be beach umbrellas available to rent on the beach? Or do they usually shut down by then?

Submitted by Marie F, Baltimore MD on July 22, 2019

Yes, you will be able to rent an umbrella on the beach. Just look for the blue or white rental boxes on the beach just over the dunes from the hotel. It will likely be attended, but if not, just call the number on the side and they will send an attendant out to help you.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

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

On what streets are the mats that allow wheelchairs to get onto the sand?

Submitted by Marcia M, Silver Spring MD on July 22, 2019

I believe that the mats are located at all the dune crossings streets where the beach wheel chairs are located and thus would be at 30th, 40th, 48th, 59th, 70th, 81st, 89th, 94th, 107th, 120th, 130th, 139th, and 145th Streets. Note that these mats are only to get over the dunes. They do not extend out across the softer beach sand.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

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

I'm going to be in OCMD on September 14-17. My husband is a paraplegic and we would like to rent a beach wheelchair. How do we do this?  

Submitted by Kathy M, Hollsopple PA on July 19, 2019

The beach wheelchairs that located along the beach are typically put back in storage after Labor Day. However, there are still plenty of good options for you.

Beach wheelchairs are available from the Ocean City Visitors Center in the Convention Center on 40th Street for one to three days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.289.2800 for more information.

PMI rentals rents beach wheelchairs, and they will deliver. These chairs are not self propelled and require someone to push the occupant across the beach. You can call them at 800.320.7469 to find out more.

Be aware that these beach wheelchairs are large and do not fold up. They require a fairly large vehicle to transport (check with the people you talk to to see if it will fit in your vehicle). The chairs on the beach locations are stored at the west side of the dunes or along the boardwalk. The chairs are also not self propelled, the person in the chair will need someone to push him or her across the beach.

There is also a new business, Sand Helper, that offers self-driven electric beach wheelchairs. Find out more about by calling 855.743.5737. 

Here are some photos of a beach wheelchair and Sand Helper so you can see what they both look like.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: July 19, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Where in OCMD could I get hermit crabs? 

Submitted by Diane P, New York PA on July 19, 2019

Lots of stores along the boardwalk sell Hermit Crabs and supplies, including Inlet Gifts near the south end of the boardwalk.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: July 19, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Where could I board a horse near OCMD or Assateague while on vacation?

Submitted by Valerie L, Joppa MD on July 19, 2019

I recommend calling Holly Ridge Equestrian Center in Willards, MD. They can either board your horse or recommend a place that can meet your needs. Their number is 410.835.2596.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: July 19, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Can you feed seagulls anywhere? 

Submitted by Emma P, Ocean city MD on July 18, 2019

Legally, I believe you can feed them anywhere providing the seagulls are not being a nuisance.  In practice, I know most people do not like the seagulls being fed.  The seagulls can also get very aggressive.  My advice is to not feed them.  They get enough French fries, funnel cake and popcorn from the boardwalk to be well fed.  I have never seen a skinny sea gull!

I also see people getting pooped on all the time by the seagulls they are feeding!  

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: July 18, 2019 Insider Since 2010

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Hanover, PA 17331
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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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Pittsburgh, PA
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North Ocean City
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Pittsburgh Pa
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Ocean City, MD
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