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My nanny uses my car on a regular basis and didn't know that the parking rules had changed at the Inlet. She has now parked there a few times (and paid for parking). However, she stated she had run over her few minutes of allotted time.  Where am I able to find out if ticket(s) will be issued since I'm the one that owns the vehicle? 
Submitted by Tara c, Berlin Maryland on June 4, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 4, 2018

I would try 410-723-6610 to start.  This the main police number.

I'm coming to Ocean City from Raleigh, NC at the end of June. Do you suggest I fly or drive? If I fly, do you have any recommendations for airports?
Submitted by Judy B, Raleigh North Carolina on June 1, 2018
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 1, 2018

In your case, both options could work.

I would generally not recommend flying, but if you don't mind driving to Charlotte, NC, then it might be a solid option for you.  The nearest major commercial airports to OC are over 2 hours away, but you can fly to Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport (SBY) which is about 30 miles from OC on American Airlines. They are only serviced by American Airlines which only has direct flights to Philadelphia and Charlotte, so you are in luck if you want to fly.

It looks like Charlotte is a 2+ hour drive from you, plus an 90 minute flight, and then you need to get from SBY to Ocean City. The drive to OC from Raleigh is about 8-1/2 hours.

Is there a guide to the Jolly Rogers points that I can look up somewhere?
Submitted by Dezeray M, Catasaqua Pennsylvania on June 1, 2018
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Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: June 1, 2018

Hey Dezeray, No i'm sorry you would have to come to Jolly Rogers with your card to see your points. It's really the only way.

Are tents (the open ones that block the sun) permitted on the beach?
Submitted by Jenna W, Hubbard Ohio on May 31, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 31, 2018

Yes the pop up canopies are allowed. No closed tents and make sure you secure them in the sand well. 

My mom and I are planning a visit in late August. She is handicapped and has a license plate, will she still have to pay for parking on the side streets?
Submitted by Alicia E, Gaithersburg Maryland on May 30, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 30, 2018

Most side street parking is free - just look for the street signs.  For an overview of parking in Ocean City, click here: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/public-works/inlet-parking-lot/ 

I'm bringing my boat to OC and have seen that boat trailer parking is regulated. The condo we will be staying in doesn't have a parking area that would be able to accommodate our trailer. What are some options for temporary boat trailer parking during a summer visit? 
Submitted by Tim S, Crofton Maryland on May 30, 2018
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Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: May 30, 2018

Hi Tim.  You have two options.  The first is to park your trailer in the lot at 100th Street - bay side, right next to the library.  This is paid parking by the week or day.  Your other option is to find a marina or storage lot that allows trailer parking.  I would call the marina where you plan on docking your boat and see what they offer.  Storage places also offer parking for trailers.  

We are going to Ocean City for a short stay. We were wondering what time things generally open on the boardwalk? We also wanted to know if there's a great place to eat breakfast along the boardwalk. Thanks!
Submitted by Laura M, Davenport Iowa on May 29, 2018
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Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: May 29, 2018

Generally things start opening around 8 am. By 10 am the boardwalk stores are all open.

For a breakfast on the boards try the Frog Bar or the Dough Roller.

How does the 'no dogs on the boardwalk rule (from May 1st to September)' account for service animals? I'm referring to obviously marked service animals/emotional support animals who have documentation. 
Submitted by Amy O, Glen Burnie Maryland on May 29, 2018
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Schwenksville, PA

Insider since: 2011

Answered: May 29, 2018

Service animals such as Seeing Eye dogs are as always permitted in all locations by law. If you have an emotional support animal and you are not sure if they are allowed I suggest you contact City Hall M-F from 8 am to 5 pm.

I would like to throw a party on the beach for my girlfriend's 50th birthday. Is there a place I can do this? If so, what rules/town ordinances must I follow to throw my party? 
Submitted by Jeff P, Salisbury Maryland on May 29, 2018
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Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: May 29, 2018

You are not permitted to have alcohol, glass bottles, etc. on the beach, and you are not allowed to build fires or sleep on the beach, and there are noise ordinances. My best advice to  you is to contact a party planner that can arrange any permits you will need for this.  Check with the event planner at the Clarion Hotel on 101st St, or even Rox Beach Weddings  https://www.roxbeachweddings.com/

I want to visit OCMD for the day to walk along the boardwalk. I need information regarding parking. -Where should I look for parking? -Is parking metered?  -If so, can I pay for the parking meters with a credit card, or do I need to come prepared with quarters? 
Submitted by Sarah M, Silver Spring Maryland on May 29, 2018
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Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: May 29, 2018

Hi Sarah!

New this year is a much easier way to pay to park! Find out all the info about it, HERE. Save the quarters for the arcade. You can use your credit card! 

I always prefer driving all the way downtown and parking at the inlet because it puts you right into the heart of the action. Is it crowded on the weekends? Without a doubt. But the new payment system makes the whole process a lot easier.