Dealing with Rip Currents in Ocean City
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Dealing with Rip Currents in Ocean City

Beach Safety Navigation The ocean can be a very safe place if you take the time to understand beach and water safety. Many misconceptions about the ocean exist…

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Beach safety
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Beach safety

The beach can be a very safe place if you take the time to understand sand and water safety. Many misconceptions about beach safety exist and contribute to…

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Don’t drink alcohol on OC beach
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Don’t drink alcohol on OC beach

The beach may seem like a great place to relax and enjoy alcoholic beverages, however, it is both illegal and unsafe to do so. Compounded by the heat,…

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Why is the water so cold?
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Why is the water so cold?

It’s July. Or maybe, as you’re reading this, it’s June or August. The point is, it’s hot outside. Sweltering, even. You’ve been soaking up the sun for a…

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Creature Feature: Shark-infested waters?
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Creature Feature: Shark-infested waters?

When I was little, the giant, animatronic shark permanently lodged at the top of the Ripley’s building was one of the most terrifying things on the boardwalk, second…

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Should toplessness be allowed in Ocean City? The town responds
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Should toplessness be allowed in Ocean City? The town responds

“The Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office received a request last summer from a woman who believed it was her constitutional right to be bare-chested on Ocean City’s beach. …

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Ocean City Beach Patrol Guarding the Beaches in the Fall
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Ocean City Beach Patrol Guarding the Beaches in the Fall

Although Labor Day marks the traditional end of the summer season and begins what the Ocean City Beach Patrol refers to as “fall guarding,” I assure you that…

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Hurricane Hermine hits Florida and will bring some rain to Ocean City
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Hurricane Hermine hits Florida and will bring some rain to Ocean City

According to the Weather Channel, Hurricane Hermine hit Florida and is now expected to cross the Panhandle of Florida and travel up the East Coast as a tropical…

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Can You Sit the Stand? What it takes to be a lifeguard in Ocean City
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Can You Sit the Stand? What it takes to be a lifeguard in Ocean City

Can you imagine one of your daily routines on the job is dragging a 300 pound chair in sand? If you are a member of the Ocean City…

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OCBP Crew Competition 2016 will be a blast!
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OCBP Crew Competition 2016 will be a blast!

Ocean City, MD – (July 12, 2016):  Nearly 200 members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) will gather on Saturday, July 30, to compete in the annual…

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