Ocean City, Maryland 21842

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Do I need a beach pass for the beach?

Submitted by Kathy K, Petersburg NY on March 16, 2020

No passes are required for Ocean City's beaches. The entire 10-mile stretch of OC's fabulous Atlantic Ocean beach is FREE, accessible from every side street, clean, and guarded (late-May to late September). Come to OC and enjoy the great beach!

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: March 16, 2020 Insider Since 2010

How can I purchase a brick for the fire fighter memorial?

Submitted by Lawrence B, Centreville , Maryland MD on March 16, 2020

I am not sure if they are still available or not. I recommend you contact the OC Volunteer Fire Department (410.289.4346) to find out if the memorial bricks are still available for the Firefighter's Memorial at North Division Street.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: March 16, 2020 Insider Since 2010

Are the shops and restaurants open on the boardwalk in the beginning of May?

Submitted by Brian Heffentrager H, Emmaus PA on March 4, 2020

Many businesses near the south end of the boardwalk are open year round at least on weekends when the weather is nice. By early May, almost all shops and restaurants along the boardwalk are open on weekends and most are open everyday. However, the amusement parks along the boardwalk are closed or open on only a limited basis until mid to late May.

Boardwalk favorites Thrasher's Fries, Dumser's ice cream, Fisher's popcorn (my favorite!), Candy Kitchen, and  Marty's Playland, my favorite arcade, will all be open in early May (they re all open year-round).

There are also lots of great events around town in May.

Have fun in OC in the Spring!

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: March 4, 2020 Insider Since 2010

Where can I find someone to do a vow renewal? I don't need any decorations, music or photos. 

Submitted by Kendra F, Hagerstown MD on February 26, 2020

If you scroll to the bottom of https://ococean.com/beach-weddings you will find several companies that can provide an officiant.  I have done several weddings and vow renewals in Ocean City,  If you want to arrange a beach ceremony, call the Ocean City Mayor's Office at (410) 289-8931.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: February 26, 2020 Insider Since 2010

Any suggestions for a 1 week boat slip rental this summer?

Submitted by Julie S, DuBois PA on February 25, 2020

Try calling any of the local marinas.  They rent by the week.  Bahia Marina is one of the larger ones in town.  They are located by Fish Tales.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: February 25, 2020 Insider Since 2010

Any recommendations for a good hairdresser in Ocean City?

Submitted by Jenny P, Williamsburg VA on February 24, 2020

My wife uses Creative Day Spa.  She recommends them highly.  And I think she has beautiful hair.  Call them at 410-250-8664.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: February 25, 2020 Insider Since 2010

I want to come for Springfest and am trying to figure out where you can park to catch the bus to ride to the Inlet. And what the cost of bus ride would be? I will be staying around 112th street.

Submitted by Denise R, Honey Brook PA on February 24, 2020

You can get the bus from anywhere along Coastal Highway and it will take you to Springfest. There are stops every few blocks. There is a southbound bus stop just north of 112th Street, and the northbound bus stops about a block south of 112th Street.  See a map of all bus stops here.

You can also take the Springfest Express Bus. It generally travels from the Convention Center parking lot at 40th Street (park for free there) directly to Springfest. No matter what option you choose, the price of the bus is $3/person to ride all day.

Find out more about Springfest here.

Find out more about the bus and other transportation options here.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: February 24, 2020 Insider Since 2010

Do buses or boardwalk tram run this time of year (meaning February) and if so how often do they run?

Submitted by Cheryl W, Hanover PA on February 20, 2020

Buses run on a winter schedule:

Sun - Thur: Every 40 min. 6:20 a.m. - 11:35 p.m. 11:40 p.m. - 6:15 a.m. - No Bus Service

Fri & Sat Every 30 min. 6 a.m. - 6 a.m.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: February 20, 2020 Insider Since 2010

Are emotional support animals allowed on the beach in May?

Submitted by Claudia C, Germantown MD on February 20, 2020

No they are not, sorry.  Dogs in strollers or other conveyances are also not allowed from May through September.  Dogs are allowed on the beach from October through April though.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: February 20, 2020 Insider Since 2010

I want to rent a motorized scooter for the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. Where do I rent them from?

Submitted by Jackie D, Glen Burnie MD on February 3, 2020

Boardwalk Mobility is your best bet.  They are located on the Boardwalk and take reservations.  

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: February 3, 2020 Insider Since 2010

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Karl S.

Centreville, VA
Member Since: 2010

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Hunt Valley and Ocean City
Member Since: 2010

Troy F.

Hanover, PA 17331
Member Since: 2008

Kathy H.

Bayville, NJ
Member Since: 2010

Bill A.

Linthicum MD and OC MD
Member Since: 2008

Michael B.

Warrenville, IL
Member Since: 2011

JasonOCMD

Ocean City, MD
Member Since: 2011

Bill F.

Camp Hill, PA
Member Since: 2010

Dana B.

Pittsburgh, PA
Member Since: 2008

Christy P.

North Ocean City
Member Since: 2014

Tara P.

Ocean City, MD
Member Since: 2009

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Baltimore, MD
Member Since: 2020

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