Take a (virtual) Walk on the Boardwalk

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The almost 3 mile long Ocean City Boardwalk is the perfect place to go for a walk or a bike ride, never failing to entertain. From 1900, there has been some form of Boardwalk in Ocean City. The original Boardwalk was lifted at the end of every summer, and, like the boogie boards and beach towels of today, put away until needed the following year. By 1910, the Boardwalk was permanent, running just five blocks but expanding to 15th street by the 1920’s.  Visitors continued to enjoy the Boards through the following decades, and in the ’40’s and ’50’s, dressing up to promenade along the narrow boards was something of a tradition. On hot days, it was possible to sit underneath the raised Boardwalk to shelter from the sun, and many a local child would spend their evenings looking for lost change at the end of the day, under the Boardwalk. The Boardwalk fell victim to the great storm of 1962, but it was rebuilt to the Boardwalk we recognize today, which now ends at 27th Street.

When you take a walk or a seat on the Boardwalk to people watch, and you will be continually captivated by the array of personalities streaming past you.  The sights, smells and sounds you encounter will stay with you for life. The experience you have on the Ocean City Boardwalk can change depending on the time of day or the time of year, but no matter which season, or whether it’s morning, noon or night, it is sure to be a delightfully enjoyable and entertaining time.  Take a Walk on the Boardwalk with us from your laptop or phone, until it is safe to do so in reality. Be a hero, stay home and enjoy Ocean City from your living room.

Summer on the Boardwalk
Picture Perfect Boardwalk
Ocean City Life Saving Museum, at the south end of the Boardwalk
911 Firefighter’s Memorial, Ocean City Boardwalk
Meet you under the clock!
Off season bike ride on the Ocean City Boardwalk
That’s one way to get around on the Boardwalk
Crowded Boardwalk evening
Taking it easy. Boardwalk style.
Easy riders
Snow time on the Boardwalk
The almost constant line at Thrasher’s
The perfect life: walking the Boardwalk
People watching on the Boardwalk
Stopping for a chat on the Boardwalk
Early morning bike ride on the Boardwalk
The Ocean City themed playground on the Boardwalk
It’s a dog’s life off season on the Boardwalk
A cold winter’s day on the Ocean City Boardwalk
Summer evening fun on the Boardwalk
No where to take a seat on this snowy Boardwalk day
Who’s doing the work here?
Family fun on the Boardwalk
Field trip, Ocean City style
Cruisin’ along the Boardwalk
Cruiser’s Boardwalk Parade
Remembering 911 in Ocean City
Bikers on the Boards
Busy on the Boardwalk
Waiting for a treat
Sunny Boardwalk Days
Blue skies over the Boardwalk
Iconic view of the Boardwalk
Morning bike ride on the Boardwalk
Summertime on the Boardwalk
Evening on the Boardwalk
Palm trees on the Boardwalk
Ocean City Md Boardwalk
Morning bike ride on the Boardwalk

 

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5 Comments on this Post

  1. Millie Houser

    Wonderful pictures!!!

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  2. Somebody’s been asleep for the past 2 months! Way to send a mixed message.

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  3. Great pictures.
    Why is the closed boardwalk being promoted?
    Post another time

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    • Jessica Bauer

      We are not promoting the boardwalk during its closure. We are just giving people ways to experience Ocean City while the stay-at-home order is in place.

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