Ocean City, Maryland 21842

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Does that artist still do religious sand sculptures on the beach?

Submitted by Bill L, Millersburg PA on November 13, 2019

Yes and the work is done by Randy Hofman. Google him for more information.

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Troy F.

Troy F.

Hanover, PA 17331 Answered: November 13, 2019 Insider Since 2008

I'm traveling from Lanham, Maryland. How can I get to Ocean City, Maryland without crossing the Bay Bridge?

Submitted by Janice L, Lanham MD on November 12, 2019

It is an easy and direct drive.  You need to take I-95 North past Baltimore to Route 1 South in Delaware. 

General directions are as follows:

Take I95N towards New York

Take I95N to Route 1 S in Delaware; Route 1 is Coastal Highway in Ocean City.

You can use any GPS program for specific roads and turns, just select the route using I95 N.

Keep in mind the tolls.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

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

Where can I buy live bait in OC?

Submitted by Don M, Harrisburg PA on October 11, 2019

Atlantic Tackle

12930 Sunset Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842

1-877-566-BAIT

Atlantic Tackle is worth a visit just to see all the amazing things they have for sale.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: October 15, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Where can I rent a mobility scooter for my visit to OC?

Submitted by Helen M, Westminster MD on October 15, 2019

BoardWalk Mobility is one of the top Mobility Device rental companies on the Ocean City, Maryland Boardwalk. They have personal transporters, wheelchairs, beach wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and both jogging and regular strollers for rent.  The Lankford Hotel is on the boardwalk between 8th and 9th Street. Call them at 410-289-1203.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: October 15, 2019 Insider Since 2010

How late is the boardwalk open till this Sat and Sun October 12 and 13?

Submitted by Lori C, Baltimore MD on October 11, 2019

The Boardwalk itself is open 24 hours a day.  The shops on the Boardwalk typically close around 6 or 7 pm during the Fall.  Restaurants are open later.  The nicer the weather, the later businesses tend to stay open.  

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Savas K.

Savas K.

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

What is the best way to Ocean City from Gettysburg PA to avoid construction on the Bay Bridge?

Submitted by Kim W, Gettysburg PA on October 8, 2019

It is an easy and direct drive.  You need to take I-95 North to Route 1 South in Delaware.  General directions are as follows:

Take MD 97S to I795 S

Take I795S to I695 E To I95N towards New York

Take I95N to Route 1 S in Delaware; Route 1 is Coastal Highway in Ocean City.

You can use any GPS program for specific roads and turns, just select the route using I95 N.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: October 8, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Can I rent a mobile scooter on the boardwalk?

Submitted by Adele D, Westminster MD on October 1, 2019

Yes!  BoardWalk Mobility is the top Mobility Device rental company on the Ocean City, Maryland Boardwalk. They have personal transporters, wheelchairs, beach wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and both jogging and regular strollers for rent.  A quick training at the store in the Lankford Hotel on the boardwalk between 8th and 9th Street will get you on your way.

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Savas K.

Savas K.

Hunt Valley and Ocean City Answered: October 2, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Hi, we made a last minute decision to pop over to Ocean City this coming Wednesday and Thursday. We wanted to know if there are still umbrellas and beach chairs to rent, or have those beach services already shut down for the season? 

Submitted by Arthur M, Mclean VA on October 1, 2019

The beach boxes are likely all closed, but you can buy beach equipment for a fairly inexpensive price at Sunsations (any of many locations) or Roses (94th). You can rent an umbrella and other beach equipment from  PMI Rentals at 126th Street that you would need to setup and take down yourself everyday. Call them at 410.250.1251 to find out more.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: October 1, 2019 Insider Since 2010

How can I get to Ocean City, Maryland from Glen Burnie, MD without using the Chesapeake Bay Bridge?

Submitted by Janet W, Glen Burnie MD on September 30, 2019

You will need to go over the north side of the bay. This route will also have some tall bridges, but none as long as the Bay Bridge. The tallest one is probably the Delaware Route 1 bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal (just under a mile long, 100 feet off the water.

Here is the route: From Glen Burnie, take the Baltimore Beltway to I-95 north. Take I-95 North into Delaware and then take Delaware Route 1 South. Take Delaware Route 1 South to Milford, DE where you get on US Route 113 South. Take 113 South into MD. If you are going to midtown or northern OC, get off 113 onto MD Route 90 East and take it to OC. If you are going to the south end of OC, continue in 113 to to Route 50 East. Both Route 90 East and Route 50 East end in Ocean City.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: September 30, 2019 Insider Since 2010

Do I get a receipt for the bus so I can ride again the same day?

Submitted by Lisa O, Mount Juliet TN on September 30, 2019

Yes, you get a receipt. When you get on the bus the first time on a day and pay the fare, the driver will give you a color-coded paper receipt you can show the driver to get back on the bus for free anytime until 6am the next morning.

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Karl S.

Karl S.

Centreville, VA Answered: September 30, 2019 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

Dean M.

Pittsburgh Pa
Member Since: 2014

Tara P.

Ocean City, MD
Member Since: 2009

Meghan S.

Severna Park, MD
Member Since: 2011

Anna G.

Perryville MD
Member Since: 2008

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