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How much do wristbands for the amusement park and pier cost? Where do I get them? 
Submitted by Marcia J, Fruitland Maryland on June 15, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 15, 2018

Wristbands for Trimper's Rides are $26. They are good from the time they open until 6pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends. You buy them at any of the ticket booths at Trimper's. Find out more here.

Jolly Roger Parks have lots of different options for their parks, but you can buy wristbands here. Prices vary depending on the time you want.

Where is the best place to park for the Air Show on Saturday?
Submitted by Tom L, Philadelphia Pennsylvania on June 14, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 14, 2018

I recommend parking somewhere near the Airshow Show Center at 15th Street. I often park at either Fish Tales at 22nd Street or Phillips Square lot just north of 21st Street. It will cost about $40 to park in either of these lots (or most other lots in the area).

My kids and I are visiting OCMD staying at a campground, but we're normally PA residents. Do I need to have a Maryland fishing license to go fishing here?
Submitted by Lindsey D, Howard Pennsylvania on June 14, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 14, 2018

Yes, for fishing in Maryland's Atlantic Coast and Coastal Bays one needs a fishing license (unless you are 15 or younger).

The Northside Park Pier and Chicago Avenue Bulkhead are exempt from the license requirement. You do not need a license to fish from the Ocean Pier or Oceanic Pier as they are commercial piers with licenses covering their patrons.I do not believe that Maryland has reciprocity with Pennsylvania for coastal fishing licenses. I'd call Maryland's Department of Natural Resources to check or for more info (410.656.9526).

Find out more about how to get the required fishing licenses here.

We are staying on Dorchester St and need an overnight parking spot. Are there any free or inexpensive places to park overnight in that area? I already contacted the lot on Dorchester, and they're looking for $50 for one night. 
Submitted by Emma R, Carlisle Pennsylvania on June 14, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 14, 2018

I'd suggest heading over to the bayside where parking on side streets north of about 3rd Street is free. I've often left my car parked on side streets for several days at a time with no issues. Just watch out for times you may need to move your car due to street cleaning and trash pickup. On the ocean side, parking north of 10th Street is generally free.

While visiting the boardwalk on Tuesday, June 12, we lost our Samsung Galaxy cell phone. What numbers or resources could we reach out to for lost and found?
Submitted by Katrina J, Highspire Pennsylvania on June 14, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 14, 2018

Lost-and-found things also often end up at the Police Station at 65th Street. They store such recovered property at th Public Safety Building at 65th Street. You can call their non-emergency number at 410.723.6611 to see if they have your phone.In the past we have referred people here and we heard they got their lost items back - Good luck!

You could also cal or revisit l a few of the shops in the area where you were and see if anyone turned it into them.

I'm bringing my WaveRunner down for vacation and am wondering if it's legal to have them on the beach side. Are there certain areas that allow WaveRunners? 
Submitted by chris W, bridgeport Pennsylvania on June 12, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 14, 2018

In theory, riding WaveRunners or similar near the beach is not prohibited, but in practical terms there are limitations and restrictions that make it impossible. First, there is no lace to launch from the beach side (you can't drive on the beach). Second, you cannot launch or ride close to shore (within about 100 yards) while the lifeguards are on duty (10am to 5:30pm). However, there is lots of space to ride in the Coastal Bays. I'd recommend launching from the boat ramp at 64th Street (shown below). You could launch from there (or another boat ramp) and then ride out the inlet into the ocean.

My family is bringing our kayaks to OCMD. Do you know of any places in Northern OC/Fenwick that allows us to launch our own kayaks bayside? Maybe the park at 127th street? 
Submitted by Lauren L, Frederick Maryland on June 12, 2018
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 12, 2018

Hi Lauren,

There is no fee. Your best launch area is at Northside Park at 125th Street. You can also go to the west end of some side streets that lead directly to the bay and launch from there (check out a few streets in your area to see if there is easy access). There is a kayak / SUP rental on the north side of 67th Street - check with them, they may let you launch there. You can also launch from the boat ramp at Little Salisbury at 87th Street and Bering. There is no parking near this boat ramp.

I'm driving my RV to Ocean City for the Air Show this weekend. We're only staying for a day. Can we park our RV on the street west of 100 street? If not, do you know of the best spots to park an RV? 
Submitted by Leon M, National Harbor Maryland on June 12, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 13, 2018

You can only park in a private lot or a campground. There are several private lots around ocean city.  Parking is about $50 a day for a camper.  Castaways and Treasure Island are two very nice and inexpensive campgrounds.  You can park there as well.

I'm looking for a laundry service that would pick up laundry from a hotel/rental and drop it back off to us. Do you know of the best one in the area? 
Submitted by Sarah H, Wheeling West Virginia on June 11, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 11, 2018

I'sd start by checking with your hotel to see if they have anyone they routinely use.

I don't know of anyplace that does pickup, but you can try Venable's Dry Cleaners. Call them at410.250.1450 to see if they would do a pickup for you. They have a location at 141st Street and another is West OC.

Are there umbrella and chair rentals available on the beach at 123rd street? If not, where is the nearest place to rent from? 
Submitted by Cody L, BALTIMORE Maryland on June 11, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 11, 2018

There are beach equipment rental boxes available on all of OC's beaches, including that area. The nearest one to 123rd Street is one block south, at the west edge of the beach at 122nd Street