Planning an Ocean City, Maryland Vacation

10 Miles of Beaches!
3 Miles of Boardwalk!
Learn about everything Ocean City, MD has to offer, so you can plan your perfect vacation.

Ocean City Vacation Guides

Discover the reason people come to OC.  The Beach, the Boardwalk, and Assateague.  

The Ocean City area guide will help you find the best location for your stay.  

We have guides to help you navigate a vacation with your kids or without them.  

Bringing your dog?  Ocean City has several pet friendly hotels.  We even have a guide to help you plan for a trip with your pets. 

If you are interested in beercations, Ocean City has over 25 breweries in the area that you can visit. Shore Craft Beer can help you plan your beercation, and point you towards the best Craft Beer Festivals on the beach! 

Beach Guide

Explore Ocean City's 10 miles of beaches and find your perfect spot. See 360 degree photos, tips & advice, rules and more.

Boardwalk Guide

Explore Ocean City's famous 3 mile boardwalk. See our 360 degree photos, places to eat, and things to do.

Area Guide

Learn about the different areas of Ocean City. Downtown, Mid-town, North Ocean City, West Ocean City.

Kid Friendly

Tips for a smooth family vacation to Ocean City. Find the best place to stay, where to eat, kid friendly areas, and of course activites for all ages.


Answers to common questions.

Explore Ocean City

Ocean City, Maryland is a popular east coast beach destination, located on the Northern Maryland coast on the Delaware border. If you are unfamiliar with Ocean City, we recommend starting with the area guide.

Ocean City is a beach lovers paradise.  Our white sandy beaches are raked nightly, have stationed lifeguards along most of them from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and are all easily accessible and open to the public.  Oh, and they are FREE.   The most popular and busiest beaches in Ocean City are in the downtown area along the boardwalk.  This starts at the inlet and runs up to 27th street. As you get North of the boardwalk the beaches and areas get a little less busy, so if you are looking for a more relaxing experience and don’t need to be near the all the boardwalk action, North Ocean City is where you should look.  This is generally North of 28th Street all the way up the coastline.

Quick Facts about the Ocean City Beaches

  • All Ocean City beaches are free to the public.
  • Umbrellas and Sun Shades are allowed, but can not be in front of the lifeguard stations.
  • Alcohol is not allowed on the beach.
  • Pets are not allowed on the beach or boardwalk between May 1st and Sept 30th.

Hotel Guide

No vacation planner for Ocean City, MD would be worth much without allowing you to search for the best hotel or lodging option.

Bar & Restaurant Guide

Bars and Restaurants in Ocean City offer a diversity of dining & drinking options.

Pet Guide

We all want to bring our pets to the beach, but you have to plan ahead to have the best experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have answers to common questions about Ocean City.

Beach Weddings

Interested in Getting Married on Beach? Here's what you need to know.