Anyone who enjoys traveling from place to place by boat was meant to live in Ocean City.
Ocean City occupies a thin barrier island that stretches from the Assateague Inlet on the south to Delaware on the north, and right behind the island is the Assawoman Bay. Those traveling by land have to cross onto OC via the Route 50 bridge on the south end, the Route 90 bridge at 60th Street or the Route 54 bridges in Delaware.
As you’ve probably realized by now, these roads can become quite crowded in the summertime – most of them are one-lane either way, so between red lights, accidents and general seasonal crowding, you might be tempted to skip the traffic, jump into the water and climb into the nearest boat available. Don’t do this.
Instead, if it’s time to take the family out to eat or drink a margarita while watching the sunset, leave the car in the driveway and hop in your own boat (if you don’t have one of your own, there are places in the area you can rent from). There are restaurants that are boat-friendly lining the bay from the Assateague Inlet all the way into Delaware, and some of them are in West Ocean City, too.