Local Beaches

About Ocean City

Ocean City Maryland Founded in 1875 and incorporated in 1880, has surely grown and developed into one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Hosting around 8 Million visitors annually lets the city boast an eclectic array of activities and eateries. The massive interest shown by the public in the Ocean City area has allowed for the ability to have the city and private vendors host many amazing events ranging from art shows to car shows! But! if you like to explore, the city has a well maintained 2.45-mile boardwalk. This is also littered with restaurants, bars, clubs, and must-sees. It will be hot, of course, this boardwalk lines the coast and one step East will put you right on the public beach only a few steps away from a cooling Atlantic Ocean. Call Today to see what we have available to help make your Ocean City vacation the best it can be!

Visitors Need to Know


  • Pay to park is in effect during the In-Season months April 1st and continues through October 31st.
  • Inlet parking is free the first 30mins then is 3 dollars per hour
  • Street parking is never free during the In-Season time, and starts at 2 dollars per hour, being paid at the designated kiosks on the street side. This is a Pay-by-Plate system (type in your spot number and know your license plate number for the system to recognize you are parked there)

An app for your phone is available:
1. Download the FREE app.
2. Visit www.parkmobile.com.
3. Call the toll free # on Parkmobile signs and stickers throughout town.
*Call 410-524-0391 for general questions


Prohibited by City Ordinance

  • Consuming alcoholic beverages
  • Dogs on the beach or boardwalk (May 1 - Sept. 30)
  • Sleeping on the beach between 10pm - 6am
  • No one is allowed on the beach or in the ocean between 12am and 5am
  • No Using a skim board between 10am - 5:30pm
  • Bringing glass containers on the beach
  • No Fires or cooking on the beach at any time

Regulated by Beach Patrol

  • Playing loud music
  • Playing ball, flying kites, or other thrown or flying objects
  • Digging holes on the beach that are deeper than knee deep due to cave-in and suffocation risk
  • Surfing
  • Smoking
  • Surfing Beaches
*During the summer months, surfing is not permitted between 10am - 5:30pm, except in the designated surfing areas. There are two areas assigned daily, plus a segment of the Inlet area Mon.- Fri.

Important information

  • Yellow stands establish surfing beach limits
  • No swimming or wading is permitted in these areas
  • All surfers must wear leashes
  • Signs and flags are used to highlight the area
  • Designated surfing areas rotate two blocks south each day.
  • Inlet surfing area open to surfers Monday- Friday (excluding July 4th)
  • Managed by surf beach facilitators

*For additional information on the Beach Patrol or Beach Patrol programs for children, visit www.ococean.com/ocbp or call 410-289-7556.

Hints for Parents

  • Introduce children to the lifeguard at your beach
  • Tell children to go to the lifeguard stand if they are lost
  • Apply sunscreen before going to the beach
  • Encourage the drinking of water throughout the day
  • Children should wear footwear – sand can be very hot and may cause burns
  • Children should wear a hat, sunglasses and t-shirt to limit sun exposure


  • Waterman's Seafood Company
  • BJ's On The Water
  • The Kitchen
  • Brass Balls Saloon
  • Dumser's Restaurant
  • Captain's Table Restaurant
  • Hemingway's at the Coral Reef
  • Embers Restaurant
  • Bonfire Restaurant
  • Touch of Italy
  • Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar


  • 2.45 Miles of Boardwalk!
  • Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum
  • Convention Center Events
  • Amusement Park
  • Jolly Rogers
  • Mini Golf
  • Go Carts
  • Golf
  • Casino
  • Camping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski
  • Parasailing
  • Parachuting
  • Fishing Charter/Public