Ocean City Beach

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Ocean City Beach which includes rides and a sandy beach as well as a small group of people

Swim in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, relax on soft white sands or stroll by the arcades and shops on the exciting boardwalk at this family-friendly city beach.

Ocean City Beach is a long stretch of coast on the Ocean City barrier spit, where you can make the most of the gorgeous Atlantic coastline. Choose one or more ways to enjoy this lifeguard-patrolled, family-friendly beach in the heart of Ocean City. Swim, sunbathe, check out local events and explore the boardwalk. Surf the breaks that roll in from the ocean, ride a horse, surf fish and kayak.

When the weather is warm, pick a spot on the sand and settle in for some time under the sun. Build a sandcastle and take in the ocean views. Play in the water in the safe swimming area or investigate the two stretches of beach that are reserved for surfers and bodyboarders. Surf fishing is also possible at a safe distance from swimmers and surfers. In winter and early spring, go horseback riding or bring your pets for a walk on the beach. With 10 miles (16 kilometers) of shoreline to explore at Ocean City Beach, you’ll have plenty of space to play ball, sunbathe or cast a fishing line.

In summer, attend free, fun-filled activities and events six nights a week. Go to music concerts, open-air cinema screenings and beach sports events. Nearby, you’ll find the Ocean City Boardwalk. Wander along the boardwalk to enjoy stunning views and visit a collection of shops, arcades, amusements and rides. The boardwalk is a great destination for an early-morning bicycle ride or a lazy evening stroll. Buy some tasty seafood and enjoy a sunset picnic or head to one of the bars for a drink.

Ocean City Beach is situated on the stretch of Atlantic coastline fronting the city. The beach is equipped with several public restrooms and rinse-off stations. Beach wheelchairs are available for rent from the Beach Patrol. Parking is available on the streets behind the beach. Ocean City Beach is closed in the late evening for maintenance. Stay in oceanfront accommodation for magnificent views and easy access to the beach. Downtown accommodation is also just a short stroll to the beach.

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Top Hotels Close to Ocean City Beach

Holiday Inn Ocean City, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Ocean City, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
6600 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD
Fully refundable
The price is $60 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Midtown Ocean City, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Ocean City Beach and Isle of Wight Bay. Maui Golf and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,080 reviews)
"Loved the tennis court and cornhole. Outdoor pool was closed, but the indoor was open and we loved the jacuzzi."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Holiday Inn Ocean City, an IHG Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City
Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City
3 out of 5
300 Seabay Lane, Ocean City, MD
The price is $94 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Midtown Ocean City, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ocean City Beach, Roland E. Powell Convention Center, and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (777 reviews)
"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City
Home2 Suites by Hilton Ocean City - Bayside, MD
Home2 Suites by Hilton Ocean City - Bayside, MD
3 out of 5
120 67th Street 3A, Ocean City, MD
The price is $63 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Midtown Ocean City, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Ocean City Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Roland E. Powell Convention Center and Jolly ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (433 reviews)
"I liked that it had a curtain you could pull to separate the little kitchen area from the bed while you sleep"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Ocean City - Bayside, MD
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Ocean City Beach

Quality Inn Oceanfront
Quality Inn Oceanfront
2.5 out of 5
5400 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD
The price is $51 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Quality Inn Oceanfront
Holiday Inn Ocean City, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Ocean City, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
6600 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD
The price is $60 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Holiday Inn Ocean City, an IHG Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City
Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City
3 out of 5
300 Seabay Lane, Ocean City, MD
The price is $94 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City
Home2 Suites by Hilton Ocean City - Bayside, MD
Home2 Suites by Hilton Ocean City - Bayside, MD
3 out of 5
120 67th Street 3A, Ocean City, MD
The price is $63 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Home2 Suites by Hilton Ocean City - Bayside, MD
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
4 out of 5
3200 N Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD
The price is $103 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites
Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums
Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums
3 out of 5
11700 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD
The price is $80 per night from Nov 11 to Nov 11
Carousel Resort Hotel & Condominiums
Bonita Beach Hotel
Bonita Beach Hotel
2 out of 5
8100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD
The price is $82 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Bonita Beach Hotel
Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
3 out of 5
Oceanfront on 91st Street, Ocean City, MD
The price is $99 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort
Dunes Manor Hotel and Dunes Suites
Dunes Manor Hotel and Dunes Suites
3 out of 5
2800 Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD
The price is $80 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Dunes Manor Hotel and Dunes Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.