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Around what date do things typically start to close down for the season? I was thinking of coming mid-September, but am concerned that all shops and restaurants will be closed on the Boardwalk. Thanks!Submitted by Elizabeth W, Morrisville VT on July 17, 2019
There are events scheduled into late October so may stores stay open till then and some are open all year.
September is a great time to visit so no worries booking a trip to Ocean City.View all answers to this question (4) »
I don't like to drive across the Bay Bridge. Is there a service offered where someone can drive you across? Thanks!Submitted by Sarah V, Bunker Hill WV on July 17, 2019
Call Kent Island Express at 410.604.0486. They will drive you across the bridge. You need to call at least one hour before arriving at the bridge.View all answers to this question (2) »
Are there any trailer rentals in Ocean City for rent or eventual rent-to-own?Submitted by Patty K, York PA on July 17, 2019
There are a few trailer communities in town. You best bet is to contact a local realtor to fund a rental or rent-to-own unit.View all answers to this question (2) »
I would like to live in Ocean City year-round, but don't want to feel like I live in a ghost town in the winter season. Any tips for relocating to OCMD? Best areas to live for full-timers?Submitted by I would like to live in Ocean City year round but don’t want to feel like I live in a ghost town in the winter where’s the best place to live in Ocean City year-round H, Washington DC on July 16, 2019
A few OCI's live or have relocated to OC and can give first-had experience.
I'd suggest living in one of the West OC or Ocean Pines areas neighborhoods. These areas have a more year-round population. If you want to be in OC itself, some of the neighborhoods at the north end of town like Caine Woods may also be good options.View all answers to this question (2) »
Where is trailer parking allowed in OCMD? I would like parking for a beach day, then go back and get the trailer in the late afternoon. Thanks!Submitted by Jim M, Albany NY on July 16, 2019
The ordinance is here: https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/city-clerk/trailer-ordinance/
I also recommend calling the Police Department just to make sure - 410-723-6610. I have seen many ticketed trailers in Ocean City this summer.View all answers to this question (2) »
I'm planning to go from the Cape May Inlet to OCMD by boat. Does anyone have any experience with this? How long will it likely take me? Any strange dangers or special info I need to be aware of along the way? Also, can you recommend a nice hotel that has a marina and some sort of entertainment? Thanks!Submitted by Adamo P, Wildwood Crest NJ on July 16, 2019
Be aware that this is about a 50 mile voyage. I believe that once you cross the Delaware Bay (about 10 miles) you can take canals and coastal bays all the way to OC. Once you et to OC, you will need a place to dock. See some options here.
As far as accommodations, I suggest looking at the OCOcean Accommodations page located here to find something that meets your needs.View all answers to this question (3) »
What is the weather and water temperature typically like during September and October?Submitted by Judy M, PITTSBURGH PA on July 15, 2019
It is BEAUTIFUL! That is my favorite time to be in Ocean City. The weather is warm and sunny and the water is in the 70's until early October. Highs are in upper 70's to 80's most days is lower humidity!View all answers to this question (2) »
I'm looking to obtain a Memorial Brick at the Fire Department Memorial on the Boardwalk. I haven't been able to find any recent info, or any forms I might need. We currently have two bricks, and are looking to get another one. We have a long history with OCMD, and it's very important that I obtain this. Thanks!Submitted by MARY A, OWINGS MILLS MD on July 15, 2019
Mary, the form is very hard to find for some reason. The link is on their web page though. They do still have bricks for sale. Call them and they can direct you to the form.View all answers to this question (2) »
What methods of handicapped accessibility can I utilize to get down to the ocean on the beach?Submitted by Donna F, Islip NY on July 15, 2019
OC has handicap accommodations to assist with beach access, and they have been improved this year. Your best bet for getting across the sand is to get as beach wheelchair. However, in most cases you cannot take these chairs in the water. OC has several options for free access to beach wheelchairs. Note that these chairs need someone to push you and are not self-propelled.
The wheelchairs located on the west edge of the beach are controlled by the beach patrol. They are generally put out Memorial Day weekend and removed around Labor Day. They are available 10am to 5pm on a first-come-first-serve basis and they need to stay within a block of their location. They are not allowed in the water. They are located at the Inlet Lot, 1st St., 7th St., 27th St., 30th St., 40th St., 48th St., 59th St., 70th St., 81st St., 89th St., 94th St., 107th St., 120th St., 130th St., 139th St., 145th Streets (maybe other places too). Find out more about them here. For many (maybe all) of these locations along the dune line (North of 27th Street) mats have been added to the dune crossing to make pushing a wheelchair over the dunes easier.
Beach wheelchairs are also available from the Ocean City Visitors Center in the Convention Center on 40th Street for one to three days of use by advance reservation. Call 410.289.2800 for more information.
PMI rentals rents beach wheelchairs, and they will deliver. These chairs are not self propelled and require someone to push the occupant across the beach. You can call them at 800.320.7469 to find out more.
Be aware that these beach wheelchairs are large and do not fold up. They require a fairly large vehicle to transport (check with the people you talk to to see if it will fit in your vehicle). The chairs on the beach locations are stored at the west side of the dunes or along the boardwalk. The chairs are also not self propelled, the person in the chair will need someone to push him or her across the beach.
There is also a business that opened a year or so ago called SandHelper. If you want a scooter that gives one self-propelled access to the beach on of these self propelled Sand Helper scooters (pictured below - get more info here or by calling 855.743.5737). They will deliver a scooter to you for a fee.
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Where are the sand rinse-off stations near the beach?Submitted by Ron W, Lanham MD on July 15, 2019
Rinse-off spigots or showers at the following locations. Please note these are not enclosed showers for changing:
Inlet Parking Lot Caroline Street 4th Street 7th Street 9th Street 12th Street 15th Street 16.5th Street 17.5th Street 21st Street 27th Street
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