Frequently Asked Questions

General Ocean City FAQ

Ocean City, MD is approximately 3 hours by car from Washington, DC. <a

Springfest

The best place to park is at your hotel.  Then, just take the Ocean City Beach Bus down Coastal Highway to the Inlet.  If you are driving into Ocean City for the day and don’t have a hotel where you can leave your car, we recommend parking at the West Ocean City Park & Ride and take the shuttle from there.  There is some metered street parking downtown, but it fills up fast.  You can also park at the Convention Center and take the bus.

Categories: Springfest, Transportation

Yes. The bus is normally free from the Park and Ride in West Ocean City, but during the big festival weekends, the Town charges $4 to ride all day. The schedule is here.

Transportation

Ocean City, MD is approximately 3 hours by car from Washington, DC. <a

Spring: Every 15 min. 6 :00 a.m. – 10 p.m., and every 30 min. 10:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m

Summer: Every 10 min. 6 : 00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m, and every 20 min. 3 :00 a.m.- 6:00 a.m

Fall: Approx. every 15 minutes 6 a.m.- 10 p.m., and approx. every 30 minutes 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Category: Transportation

Free parking is available on most streets, but can be hard to find during the summer. Find a full list of parking options here.

Category: Transportation

There are three options for parking your trailer in town without a permit.

1. The West Ocean City Park & Ride has limited free trailer parking available starting at noon on the Friday prior to the Cruisin’ OC, OC BikeFest and Endless Summer Cruisin’ events through noon on the Monday immediately following each event. However, no overnight parking is allowed – Vehicles and trailers will be towed if parked between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

2. The 100th Street gravel lot also has limited trailer parking for a daily fee that can be paid on site.

3. In addition, you may make arrangements with a private property owner to park on their lot. You may not park on any public street. nn

Trailers and oversized vehicles may not be parked on Baltimore Avenue at any time. Parking a trailer or oversized vehicle on any street or paved public lot without a permit is prohibited between May 1 and October 31. Permits are available to registered participants of Cruisin’ Ocean City, OC BikeFest, and Endless Summer Cruisin’ for a fee of $50 from the event organizer. There are three options for parking your trailer in town without a permit.

The cost to ride the Ocean City Beach Bus is only $4 for rides all day. 

The bus runs from South Division Street Transit Station to and from the 144th Street Transit station and stops all along the way on both north bound and south bound Coastal Highway.

Category: Transportation

The best place to park is at your hotel.  Then, just take the Ocean City Beach Bus down Coastal Highway to the Inlet.  If you are driving into Ocean City for the day and don’t have a hotel where you can leave your car, we recommend parking at the West Ocean City Park & Ride and take the shuttle from there.  There is some metered street parking downtown, but it fills up fast.  You can also park at the Convention Center and take the bus.

Categories: Springfest, Transportation

Yes. The bus is normally free from the Park and Ride in West Ocean City, but during the big festival weekends, the Town charges $4 to ride all day. The schedule is here.

You can get from the West Ocean City Park and Ride into Ocean City on the West Ocean City Park-N-Ride Beach Bus. The schedule for this transportation is available here.

Category: Transportation

Special Event Zones

There are three options for parking your trailer in town without a permit.

1. The West Ocean City Park & Ride has limited free trailer parking available starting at noon on the Friday prior to the Cruisin’ OC, OC BikeFest and Endless Summer Cruisin’ events through noon on the Monday immediately following each event. However, no overnight parking is allowed – Vehicles and trailers will be towed if parked between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

2. The 100th Street gravel lot also has limited trailer parking for a daily fee that can be paid on site.

3. In addition, you may make arrangements with a private property owner to park on their lot. You may not park on any public street. nn

Trailers and oversized vehicles may not be parked on Baltimore Avenue at any time. Parking a trailer or oversized vehicle on any street or paved public lot without a permit is prohibited between May 1 and October 31. Permits are available to registered participants of Cruisin’ Ocean City, OC BikeFest, and Endless Summer Cruisin’ for a fee of $50 from the event organizer. There are three options for parking your trailer in town without a permit.

Events

Yes. The bus is normally free from the Park and Ride in West Ocean City, but during the big festival weekends, the Town charges $4 to ride all day. The schedule is here.

General Ocean City FAQ

Ocean City, MD is approximately 3 hours by car from Washington, DC. <a

Springfest

The best place to park is at your hotel.  Then, just take the Ocean City Beach Bus down Coastal Highway to the Inlet.  If you are driving into Ocean City for the day and don’t have a hotel where you can leave your car, we recommend parking at the West Ocean City Park & Ride and take the shuttle from there.  There is some metered street parking downtown, but it fills up fast.  You can also park at the Convention Center and take the bus.

Categories: Springfest, Transportation

Yes. The bus is normally free from the Park and Ride in West Ocean City, but during the big festival weekends, the Town charges $4 to ride all day. The schedule is here.

Transportation

Ocean City, MD is approximately 3 hours by car from Washington, DC. <a

Spring: Every 15 min. 6 :00 a.m. – 10 p.m., and every 30 min. 10:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m

Summer: Every 10 min. 6 : 00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m, and every 20 min. 3 :00 a.m.- 6:00 a.m

Fall: Approx. every 15 minutes 6 a.m.- 10 p.m., and approx. every 30 minutes 10 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Category: Transportation

Free parking is available on most streets, but can be hard to find during the summer. Find a full list of parking options here.

Category: Transportation

There are three options for parking your trailer in town without a permit.

1. The West Ocean City Park & Ride has limited free trailer parking available starting at noon on the Friday prior to the Cruisin’ OC, OC BikeFest and Endless Summer Cruisin’ events through noon on the Monday immediately following each event. However, no overnight parking is allowed – Vehicles and trailers will be towed if parked between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

2. The 100th Street gravel lot also has limited trailer parking for a daily fee that can be paid on site.

3. In addition, you may make arrangements with a private property owner to park on their lot. You may not park on any public street. nn

Trailers and oversized vehicles may not be parked on Baltimore Avenue at any time. Parking a trailer or oversized vehicle on any street or paved public lot without a permit is prohibited between May 1 and October 31. Permits are available to registered participants of Cruisin’ Ocean City, OC BikeFest, and Endless Summer Cruisin’ for a fee of $50 from the event organizer. There are three options for parking your trailer in town without a permit.

The cost to ride the Ocean City Beach Bus is only $4 for rides all day. 

The bus runs from South Division Street Transit Station to and from the 144th Street Transit station and stops all along the way on both north bound and south bound Coastal Highway.

Category: Transportation

The best place to park is at your hotel.  Then, just take the Ocean City Beach Bus down Coastal Highway to the Inlet.  If you are driving into Ocean City for the day and don’t have a hotel where you can leave your car, we recommend parking at the West Ocean City Park & Ride and take the shuttle from there.  There is some metered street parking downtown, but it fills up fast.  You can also park at the Convention Center and take the bus.

Categories: Springfest, Transportation

Yes. The bus is normally free from the Park and Ride in West Ocean City, but during the big festival weekends, the Town charges $4 to ride all day. The schedule is here.

You can get from the West Ocean City Park and Ride into Ocean City on the West Ocean City Park-N-Ride Beach Bus. The schedule for this transportation is available here.

Category: Transportation

Special Event Zones

There are three options for parking your trailer in town without a permit.

1. The West Ocean City Park & Ride has limited free trailer parking available starting at noon on the Friday prior to the Cruisin’ OC, OC BikeFest and Endless Summer Cruisin’ events through noon on the Monday immediately following each event. However, no overnight parking is allowed – Vehicles and trailers will be towed if parked between 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

2. The 100th Street gravel lot also has limited trailer parking for a daily fee that can be paid on site.

3. In addition, you may make arrangements with a private property owner to park on their lot. You may not park on any public street. nn

Trailers and oversized vehicles may not be parked on Baltimore Avenue at any time. Parking a trailer or oversized vehicle on any street or paved public lot without a permit is prohibited between May 1 and October 31. Permits are available to registered participants of Cruisin’ Ocean City, OC BikeFest, and Endless Summer Cruisin’ for a fee of $50 from the event organizer. There are three options for parking your trailer in town without a permit.

Events

Yes. The bus is normally free from the Park and Ride in West Ocean City, but during the big festival weekends, the Town charges $4 to ride all day. The schedule is here.

10 COMMENTS

  1. What are the O.C. Police 👮‍♀️ doing to minimize the pot smoke all over the place?…
    We have gone from fighting cigarette smoke – to pot smoke!!!
    This is out of control
    Not good to walk my Grandkids around

  2. Hello I have two businesses in Ocean City and I like to be listed on your website and featured on your Facebook page. Can you please show me how to contact you or send me the link where I can look into marketing opportunities. Thank you!

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  3. Hello, I’m looking to relocate from Fayette County, Pa to Berlin, Md. There is my Fiance and 12 year old daughter and myself. I have heard that some hotels will allow you to stay at the hotel while you work there. I was wondering if there are any hotels in ocean city or around ocean city that might be hiring that may help with housing? I have experience in housekeeping, waitress and as a cook. I also worked other jobs as well. My fiance is multi talented. He can work security, construction, electrical work, plumbing, lawn care, etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated… Thank You!!

  4. Hi, what is beach access like for people with disabilities? I do not need a wheelchair. I need a solid, relatively even surface to walk on. Where can I find this information?

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