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Beaches

Main Public Beach- From the Inlet to the Delaware line, the coastline is Ocean City's most popular spot! Whether you want to play in the surf or in the sand, this smoke-free beach is paradise! Lifeguards are on duty from 8 am to 5 pm every day. There are staff stationed every few streets right on the beach if you need to rent chairs or umbrellas.

Stinky Beach- Located at the end of Old Bridge Rd. off of Rt. 50 in West Ocean City, this beach is a favorite of fisherman. Situated in Homer Gudelsky Park, this little beach is perfect for kids and dogs! The water is shallow (except for a few fishing holes) and the beach is sandy. There are no lifeguards on duty.

Assateague Island- This national park offers not only a beach, but a wildlife haven! Watch the famous Assateague ponies in their natural habitat and enjoy all the fun Assateague has to offer! From campsites to hiking trails to paddleboats and more, there is so much to do at this beach!

Location: 7206 National Seashore Ln, Berlin, MD 21811

Boardwalk

One of Ocean City's most famous attractions, the 3-mile Boardwalk has everything! Visit all the shops and snack at some popular eateries before heading down to the Inlet for amusement park fun! There are plenty of great places to stay along the Boardwalk as well.

No dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk from May 1st through September 30th.

Bikes are allowed from 2 am to 10 am (Memorial Day through Labor Day) and anytime from October through April.

Parking

Free Public Parking- North End Transit Center, St. Louis Ave

Pay-to-Park- Multiple locations:

  • Inlet parking lot- 0-30 minutes is free, $3 every hour. Meter parking located in parking lots around town and alongside streets ($2 per hour, 12-hour max):
    • Worcester St., between Baltimore Ave. & Philadelphia Ave.
      Somerset St. & Baltimore Ave.
      Dorchester St. & Baltimore Ave.
      N. Division St. & Baltimore Ave.
      4th St. & Baltimore Ave.
      1st. St. & St. Louis
      61st St. & Coastal Hwy., bayside
  • 100th St., bayside (This is also a boat trailer-approved lot. Fee for this lot is $10 a day or $50 a week, April to Oct. 18)

Public Amenities

Public Restrooms- Boardwalk at Worcester Street, Boardwalk at Caroline Street, Boardwalk at 9th Street, Boardwalk at 27th Street, South Division Street Transit Center.

Convenience Stores

  • CVS - 1611 Philadelphia Ave, 12510 Ocean Gateway
    Rite Aid Pharmacy- Gold Coast Mall 11401 Coastal Hwy or 12524 Ocean Gateway;
    7-Eleven- 2611 N Philadelphia Ave (Open 24 hours)

Gas Stations

  • Exxon- 12827 Ocean Gateway;
    WAWA- 12502 Ocean Gateway or 12001 Coastal Hwy
    Wine Rack - 8501 Coastal Hwy

Supermarkets

  • Minit Market-3107 Philadelphia Ave. (Open until 12 am)
    Mitchell's Market - 401 Philadelphia Ave (Open 24 hours)
    Village Market - 1816 Philadelphia Ave (Open until 2 am)
    Food Lion - 9936 Stephen Decatur Hwy (Open 24 hours) or 11801 Coastal Hwy (Open 24 hours)
    Walmart Supercenter - 11416 Ocean Gateway, Berlin MD (Open 24 hours)

Resourceful Sites

Ococean.com- Official website of Ocean City, MD Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Dept. of Tourism

Oceancity.org- Local Business & event info at Ocean City Chamber of Commerce website

Oceancitymd.gov- Official website of Town of Ocean City, with local ordinances, bus schedules, & more

Boardwalk Cam- Get a live look at all the action on the Boardwalk from N. Division St.

Transportation

Beach Bus- $3 all-day pass, $1 one way; runs 24 hours a day, approx. every 20 minutes

Boardwalk Tram- $3 per person for one way; runs 11 am to midnight every day and 10 am to midnight on holidays

OC Water Taxi- Travel by boat around the bay; $10 per person for one way; 561-512-ASAP

Nightclub Taxi- For a ride to the best night hotspots, call 410-289-TAXI

Shuttle- Call 410-289-8686 for a ride around town to all your favorite places!