Questions & Answers about Ocean City, MD

Parked Bikes on the boardwalk in Ocean City, MD

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND

I get asked a lot of questions from buyers about Ocean City, MD. I hope you find these answers to my most frequently asked questions helpful. 

Q. Where is Ocean City, MD?
A. Ocean City, MD is located on the East Coast of Maryland and the Atlantic Ocean.

Q. How many streets make up Ocean City, MD from the Inlet to DE line?
A. Ocean City, MD is approximately 156 streets.

Q. How many miles from the Ocean City, MD Inlet to DE line?
A. Ocean City, MD is approximately 9.2 miles from the Inlet to Delaware line.

Q. How long is the Ocean City, MD Boardwalk?
A. Ocean City, MD Boardwalk is approximately 2.9 miles.

Q. Where is the Ocean City, MD Boardwalk?
A. The Ocean City, MD Boardwalk runs from the Inlet in South Ocean City to 27th Street.

Q. Is there Oceanfront Real Estate for sale on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD?
A. Yes, here’s a list of all the Oceanfront Real Estate in Ocean City, MD on the Boardwalk.

Q. Are the Beaches Free in Ocean City, MD?
A. The Beaches in Ocean City, MD are free and open to the public from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Q. Are dogs allowed on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD?
A. Animals are only allowed on the Ocean City, MD beach and boardwalk between October 1 & April 30.

Q. Are dogs allowed on the Beaches in Ocean City, MD?
A. Animals are only allowed on the Ocean city, MD beach and boardwalk between October 1 & April 30.

Q. Are bicycles allowed on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, MD?
A. From Code of Ordinances- Sec 90-193 (a) Operation of bicycles, pushcarts and EPAMDs on the boardwalk is only permitted, as follows: (1) From Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, between 2:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. of the same day. (2) From Tuesday after Labor Day through Friday before Memorial Day at any time subject to the following exceptions: a. Springfest and Sunfest (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) between 2:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. of the same day.

Q. Can you surf fish on the beaches in Ocean City, MD?
A. Surf fishing is permitted in Ocean City, MD, however, not within 50 yards of swimmers or of anyone on the beach between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Additionally, you’re required to have a Salt Water Fishing License

Q. Are the Beaches Handicap accessible in Ocean City, MD?
A. The following information is taken directly from the Town’s website, please confirm information. Access to the beach for the physically challenged is provided at certain locations along the beach and is designated by a blue sign on street entrances along Coastal Highway. Please be advised that beach wheelchair boxes are not located at every ADA beach access location. The following is a list of beach access locations:                                                       

Inlet Lot Somerset St. Talbot St. N. Division St.

1st St. 7th St. 12th St. 25th St.
27th St. 30th St. 35th St 37th St.
40th St. 48th St 59th St. 70th St.
81st St. 89th St. 94th St. 107th St.
120th St. 130th St. 139th St. 145th St.

Q. Are wheel chairs available in Ocean City, MD?
A. The following information is taken directly from the Town’s website, please confirm information. The Town of Ocean City is pleased to offer this benefit to its visitors in need of assistance traveling across the sand. Use of a city owned chair is a privilege, and we ask that you view it as such by abiding by a few simple guidelines established below. This free service is monitored by the Town’s Beach Patrol staff. Please remember that our Beach Patrol is here primarily to provide safety services to our beach-goers, therefore other beach-related responsibilities may cause a possible lengthy delay in staff attending to the distribution and collection of beach wheelchairs. Your patience is appreciated.
• For access to chair, to get a wheelchair box unlocked or to report damage or problems with a chair see a lifeguard or call 410-520-5231 10am – 4pm.
• Available for use 10am – 5pm. Be prepared to show your driver’s license and complete wheelchair permit and waiver.
• Use chair only on beach/sand and within 1 block of the wheelchair box.
• Use at your own risk. Do not put chair in water. Do not inflate or deflate tire air pressure.
• Return beach wheelchair to lifeguard after transferring to another chair so that it may be available to others.

Inlet Lot 1st St. 7th St. 27th St.
30 th St. 40th St. 48th St. 59th St.
70th St. 81st St. 89th St. 94th St.
107th St. 120th St. 130th St. 139th St.
145th St.


Wheelchairs are first-come, first-served. Please share with others. A limited number of chairs may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. These special chairs are available for pick up at: Ocean City Visitor’s Center 410-289-2800 and Ocean City Public Safety Building 410-723-6610.

Q. Where are the public restrooms in Ocean City, MD?
A. Public restrooms in Ocean city, MD can be found in the following locations:
Boardwalk at Worcester St.
Boardwalk at Caroline St.
3rd St. and St. Louis Ave., next to Skate Park
Boardwalk at 9th St.
Boardwalk at 27th St.
South Division Street Transit Center
Transit Center, 144th Street

Q. What street is Northside Park located in Ocean City, MD?
A. Northside Park is located on bayside between 125th – 129th Streets in Ocean City, MD.

Q. Is there an ice skating rink in the Carousel Building in Ocean City, MD?
A. Yes.

Q. Are there condos for sale in the Carousel Building in Ocean City, MD or just rentals?
A. Yes, condos can be purchased in the Carousel. Here’s a list of oceanfront condos for sale in the Carousel building in Ocean City, MD.

Q. How much do oceanfront condos sell for in Ocean City, MD?
A. The sale price for an oceanfront condo in Ocean City, MD can vary in price from the mid 100’s for an efficiency to over 1,000,000 dollars for a penthouse.

Q. Can you surf in Ocean City, MD?
A. During the busy season (approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day) surfing is allowed at any beach before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m., and during the day at two designated areas announced daily on local radio stations, listed in local newspapers and at area surf shops. Surf board leashes are required for safety.

Q. When are lifeguards on duty in Ocean City, MD?
A. Beach Patrol starts guarding the 10 miles of beach the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. The beaches are guarded seven days a week through Sunfest weekend. beach patrol is on duty every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. At 5:25 p.m.

Q. Where in Ocean City, MD is Sunset Island?
A. Sunset Island is a bayfront community in Ocean City, MD located on 67th Street.

Q. Where street is Seacrets located on in Ocean City, MD?
A. Seacrets is located on 49th Street in Ocean City, MD

Q. Where are the movie theaters in Ocean City, MD?
A. There are two movie theaters currently located in Ocean City, MD:
SUN & SURF CINEMA on 143rd Street
Fox Theaters in the Gold Coast mall on 113th

Q. Where is public park located in Ocean City, MD?
A. Public Parking in Ocean City, MD can be found in the following locations:
Inlet Parking Lot (located at the southernmost point of Ocean City)
West Ocean City Park & Ride (offers FREE ample parking at 12848 Ocean Gateway)
Worcester St., between Baltimore Ave. & Philadelphia Ave.
Somerset St. & Baltimore Ave.
Dorchester St. & Baltimore Ave.
N. Division St. & Baltimore Ave.
N. Division St. & St. Louis Ave. (small lot)
4th St. & Baltimore Ave.
2st St. & St. Louis
61st St. & Coastal Hwy., (bayside)
64th Street – Boat Ramp Parking Lot (for boaters launching-hourly)
100th St., bayside – (2 lots) Cars & Boats (this is a trailer approved lot)

Q. How much does it cost to ride the bus in Ocean City, MD?
A. The bus fare is $3.00 (all day) for Ocean City.

Q. What is Ocean City’s zip code?
A. 21842

Q. What is the closest airport to Ocean City, MD?
A. Ocean City Municipal Airport 12724 Airport Rd., Berlin, MD 21811

Discussion

#1 By Gail Spence at 10/8/2018 6:31 AM

Thank you so much for this useful information!

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