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Is there anyway to not cross any bridges from Ashland, OH when traveling to Ocean City?Submitted by Joyce T, Ashland OH on August 12, 2019
There is no way to avoid crossing ANY bridges, or even to avoid any tall or long bridges to get from Ohio to OC. You will need to cross either the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (shown below, 4.6 miles long and about 200 feet above the water), Delaware Route 1 bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal (just under a mile long, 100 feet off the water - other C&D bridges are similar) or the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (Not high, but 17.6 miles long, and really not a good route from Ohio) to get to OC.
I would recommend either taking the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (shorter route to OC) or Route 1 C&D bridge (shorter and lower bridge).
Kent Island Express offers a service where they will drive you across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, as many people don't like driving over this bridge. Call them at 410.604.0486 to find out all about their services, schedules, and costs.
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Where can we rent a metal detector in OCMD. Trying to find lost earring.Submitted by KEITH R, Perry Hall MD on August 12, 2019
Sea Shell City (302.539.9366) in nearby Fenwick Island used to sell metal detecting equipment in their museum area (upstairs) and maybe still do so. They may also rent the equipment. Call them at 302.539.9366 or 888.743.5524 for more information.
Ace Hardware at 69th once rented them, and maybe still does. I think they only had one of them available. Call them at 410.524.2300 to find out more and maybe reserve one.
You do not need a license or any permission to metal detect on OC's beaches, but it is prohibited on Assateague.View all answers to this question (2) »
How do I get my bus pass for the day?Submitted by Kim A, Pittsburgh PA on August 12, 2019
Does the tram run the whole boardwalk and how much does it cost?Submitted by Susan W, Nottingham PA on August 12, 2019
We are staying at the Grand Hotel & Spa later this month and wanted to know how much the beach chairs and umbrella rentals were. How far are the rentals from this hotel? Also are they reclining chairs so that we can lay down in them? Thank you!Submitted by Ivy D, Jackson NJ on August 12, 2019
Umbrellas will cost about $20/day and chairs about $12 per day (costs vary a little by operator and location, but these costs are pretty close). There is a rental stand on the beach at the end of 21st Street, directly across form the south end of the Grand Hotel.View all answers to this question (2) »
Are electric medical scooters allowed on the boardwalk?Submitted by Janet H, Mathias WV on August 12, 2019
Yes, medical scooters are allowed on the boardwalk to assist those who have trouble walking.View all answers to this question (3) »
What is the evening fare for the tram?Submitted by Carla S, Jamestown NY on August 12, 2019
What time is best for us to start to head to OC from College Park this weekend, so it doesn’t take us 9 hours to get there? And what’s the best route?Submitted by Michelle C, Hauppauge NY on August 9, 2019
I assume you mean College Park, MD. It is about an hour from there to the Bay Bridge, so I would plan to leave College Park NLT 7am. The Bay Bridge tolls start getting backed up between 8 and 9am on Saturdays during the summer.
The best Route is the Inner loop of the Beltway (I-495) to US Route 50 East. Continue on Route 50 East about 140 miles. Route 50 East ends in Ocean City.View all answers to this question (2) »
How much do chair and umbrella rentals generally cost?Submitted by Tom G, Melville NY on August 12, 2019
How much does it cost to get on the beach?Submitted by Meghan S, Warminster PA on August 12, 2019
The beach access is and always is free. The best part of Ocean City is the free beach.View all answers to this question (4) »