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Does the municipal airport have shower facilities? 
Submitted by Cindy D, Quakertown Pennsylvania on July 16, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 17, 2018

Neither the Ocean City nor Salisbury Airport have shower facilities.  The easiest way to shower is at the Fenwick Island Park - there is a fee to get in but the fee includes a shower and changing room.  

How many toll booths are there from Baltimore to OCMD? What is the estimated toll cost? 
Submitted by Norma T, Baltimore Maryland on July 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 16, 2018

You will have one toll to go from Baltimore to OC. It is $4 for the eastbound Chesapeake Bay Bridge. There is no toll for the return, westbound, trip.

Hello. I'm trying to understand the payment for the ride-all-day bus fare. Do we pay the driver when we get on the bus, or is there a wristband or stamp we need to get somewhere? How does the driver know you've paid? 
Submitted by Maria H, Blandon Pennsylvania on July 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 16, 2018

You can pay the driver cash $3 and you then get a ticket that shows you paid for the day. You can also use the EMONEY app (more info here) on your phone ti pay and use your phone to show you paid for the day.

Get more info about OC's bus system here.

Hello! Is the OCMD Fishing Pier open? I'm having trouble finding information about it. We're heading down next month and I'd love to use it. 
Submitted by Joe M, Piscataway New Jersey on July 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 16, 2018

Yes, the fishing pier is open.I believe it is now open 24 hours a day. The Ocean Pier is located at Wicomico Street on the ocean (about 5 blocks north of the inlet). You can call them at 410.289.6033 to check.

You do not need a license to fish from this commercial pier.

Is there a local bus service to get around? What are the hours of operation and associated costs? 
Submitted by nick c, bayonne New Jersey on July 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 16, 2018

The Beach Bus runs the entire length of Coastal Highway providing easy bus access to almost everyplace in OC. There are bus stops every few blocks. In the summer the, bus runs every 10 minutes 6am to 3am and every 20 minutes 3am to 6am (24 hours a day). The fare for bus is $3/day to ride all day (days start and end at 6am).  Find out more about the bus here.

My family will be traveling back to New England from OCMD next weekend 7/21 or 7/22. Is there a better day out of the weekend to make the trip up north traffic-wise? What time do you think we should leave? 
Submitted by Jane B, Annapolis Maryland on July 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 16, 2018

I used to travel this route often, and my brothers still travel it several times a year. You will be better of traveling to New England from OC leaving before 10am on Sunday 7/22 to avoid the weekend beach traffic. You also will probably be okay of you leave OC before 7am on Saturday 7/21. If you leave after about 8:30am on Saturday you will be in traffic. You can also leave after 4pm on 7/21 and likely avoid most traffic.

We're coming to Golden Sands for a week beginning August 31st. What is the usual water temperature at that time? Does it tend to be less crowded then?
Submitted by Debby E, Sayre Pennsylvania on July 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 16, 2018

Late August is less crowded than most of the summer. The ocean water temperatures in OC in late August are near their peak, typically at around 75-degrees Fahrenheit

I'm looking to relocate to OCMD. My children are all grown-up now, and I'm ready to live by the beach. What are good neighboring towns to live in and is employment easy to find? 
Submitted by Karlena A, Johnstown Pennsylvania on July 16, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 16, 2018

If you want to be near OC, the areas in West OC and Berlin are both very nice. There are several nice communities just west the Coastal Bays. Ocean Pines is nice. Glenn Riddle is also nice and fairly new, but is a little more expensive than some other communities. There are also several very nice developments off Route 611 in the general vicinity of OC airport. The whole area around the town of Berlin is also very nice. There are also some nice developments off Route 54 west of Fenwick Island, DE

As far as employment, how easy it is to find depends on the skills you have, the market for those skills in the OC area, and the wage you expect for those skills. Without knowing those things it is hard to predict how hard or easy it will be for you to find employment.

What is the name of the famous candy store on the Boardwalk? 
Submitted by Gail M, Pawling New York on July 13, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: July 13, 2018

There are three likely candidates. You are probably referring to Candy Kitchen (several stores throughout the area), Dolle's (on the boardwalk at Wicomico Street near the pier), or Baltimore-based Wockenfuss Candies (they've been in OC forever) located on the boardwalk just south on North 1st Street and at 7th Street.

How much does it cost to go to the Beach? 
Submitted by Sharnell H, Baltimore Maryland on July 13, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: July 13, 2018

Hi.  I'm guessing you mean are there fees to enter the beach like in other parts of the country.  All of ten  miles of beach in Ocean City is entirely free.  There are no fees to enter the beach area.  

If you mean "how much would it cost to vacation at the beach?"  that would be difficult to answer.  You would need to factor in the number of days you plan to stay.  You would have the cost of your hotel which would average around $150 and up per night.  The cost of gas for your car to get here and home plus driving around town and sightseeing.  Baltimore is only about 3 hours away, so it won't be a whole lot.  The cost of food.  You can plan on an average of $75 per person per day depending on how many meals you eat, and it could be more or less.  Souvenirs,  beach chair and/or umbrella rentals, and if you want to ride rides, play boardwalk games, or do other activities will also add to your cost. 

But there are a LOT of free activities all summer in OC. Free fireworks on the beach, free concerts, and free movies on the beach to name some.  Check out http://www.ococean.com/events to find a full list of things to do and all of the free fun things to do.  

Thank you for your question.