WELCOME TO OCEAN CITY

Ocean City stretches along 10 miles of beautiful beach from the Inlet to the Delaware state line. The classic wooden boardwalk offers nearly 3 miles of food, games and shopping. For centuries, Ocean City has been the place to be.

The sun and surf of Ocean City, Maryland, have been attracting visitors since Algonquian tribes first came to our beaches to fish and sun themselves.

Europeans first arrived in 1524 when Giovanni da Verrazano surveyed the east coast of North America. By the 17th century, British colonists had moved north from Virginia and settled in the area.

Due to Ocean City's isolation as a barrier island, the town remained a sleepy fishing village until 1875, when the Atlantic Hotel began welcoming visitors. The following year, the railroad bridged Sinepuxent Bay, and a resort was born.

In 1878, heroes took up residence. The U.S. Life-Saving Service, an ancestor of today's Coast Guard, established a station here. Their mission: to venture out in stormy seas and rescue shipwreck victims. The second station, built in 1891, is now the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, enshrining Ocean City's history and saluting the brave men who worked here.

In 1900, the first boardwalk was constructed. Trimper's Amusements opened shortly after. Unlike today, however, the boardwalk wasn't a year-round fixture. The boards were actually taken up in the winter, and stored until the following spring!

The 20th century brought a dramatic separation and some vital connections. In August of 1933, a powerful storm ripped open a new channel from the bay to the ocean. Engineers made the inlet permanent, and with its new harbor, Ocean City became one of the east coast's premier sport fishing destinations "The White Marlin Capital of the World".

And what railroads did for Ocean City vacations in the 19th century, bridges accelerated in the 20th. In 1952, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge offered quick, direct access from Baltimore and Washington. In 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel opened a direct connection to the Virginia Tidewater region. In a few short years, Ocean City, Maryland, established itself as the favorite resort for visitors from all over the eastern seaboard.

*Source: OcOcean.com

 

USEFUL OCEAN CITY PHONE NUMBERS

Emergency Information
Police - Fire - Ambulance: 911
Ocean City Police Dept: 410.723.6610
Fire Department Headquarters: 410.289.4346
Beach Patrol: 410.250.0125
Coast Guard: 410.289.7559
Marine Police: 410.548.7070
State Police: 410.641.3101

Health Care Services
Atlantic General Hospital: 410.641.1100

General Local Information
Coastal Cab Taxi Services: 443.912.2222
Ocean City Taxi: 410.250.6666

 

OCEAN CITY ATTRACTIONS & SERVICES

There are plenty of things to do in Ocean City including fishing, shopping, golf, laser tag, amusements, walking the boardwalk and more. The attractions below are just a few of those that can be found in Ocean City:

Trimper's Carousel
One of the boardwalk's oldest attractions is the carousel at Trimper's Amusements. Dating from 1902 and installed in 1912, it's the country's oldest continuously operating carousel, featuring two tiers of elaborately carved and painted animals. It's just one of more than 100 rides, games and amusements you'll find at Trimper's.

Flashback Old Time Photos
306 S Atlantic Ave
Ocean City, MD 21842
410.289.2598   
http://www.oldtimephotos.com

Ocean City Screams Haunted House
14 Worcester Street
Ocean City, MD 21842
888.720.1112   
http://ocscreams.com

Jolly Roger
2901 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21843
410.289.4902   
http://www.jollyrogerpark.com

J&J Shop Heliair
12724 Airport Rd
Berlin, MD 21811
443.359.0386   
http://ocmdhelicoptertours.com

Dickens on the Road
6600 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
410.524.1600   
http://ocmagicshow.com

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
401 S Atlantic Ave
Ocean City, MD 21842
410.289.5600   
http://www.ripleys.com/oceancity

Escape Room
11805 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
443.856.9241   
http://www.escapetheroomoc.com

Planet Maze, Lasertron & Lost Galaxy Golf
33rd Street & Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21843
410.524.4386   
http://www.planetmaze.com
  Old Pro Golf 68th Street
6801 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
410.524.2645   
http://www.oldprogolf.com

Paradise Watersports
12913 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, MD 21842
410.213.7627   
http://www.Paradise-Watersports.com

Bayside Boat Rentals
5307 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
410.524.1948   
http://www.baysideboatrentals.com

Baja Amusements
12639 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, MD 21842
410.213.2252   
http://www.bajaoc.com

Casino at Ocean Downs
10218 Racetrack Road
Berlin, MD 21811
410.641.0600   
http://www.oceandowns.com

Holly Ridge Equestrian Center, LLC
36609 Purnell Crossing Road
Willards, MD 21874
410.835.2596   
http://www.hollyridgefarm.com

OC Parasail Inc
10434 Sussex Road
Ocean City, MD 21842
410.723.1464   
http://www.ocparasailing.com

Ocean City Ghost Walks
Tours meet near the OC Life Saving Station Museum
443.735.0771   
http://www.chesapeakeghostwalks.com

 

 

OCEAN CITY RESTAURANTS

Fisher's Popcorn
200 S. Boardwalk, Boardwalk & Talbot Street
1.888.395.0335
http://fisherspopcorn.com

Thrasher's French Fries
401 & 801 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, MD
410.289.7232

Liquid Assets
9301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.524.7037
http://www.la94.com

The Shark on the Harbor
12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.213.0924
http://www.ocshark.com

Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar
24th Street Bayside, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.289.3322
http://blucrabhouse.com

Fractured Prune
The Donut Shoppe
2808 N Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.289.1134

Sunset Grille
12933 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9289
410.213.8110
http://ocsunsetgrille.com

Hooked
8003 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.723.4665
http://hookedoc.com

Sahara Cafe
1900 N Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-3530
410.289.5080
http://www.saharacafeocmd.com

Anthony's Beer and Wine
33rd Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD
http://anthonysliquors.com
  Crabcake Factory
12000 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.250.4900
http://crabcakefactoryonline.com

Brass Balls Saloon
11th St and Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.289.0690
https://www.facebook.com/BrassBallsSaloon

Cafe Mirage
12817 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
443.664.5687
http://cafemirageocmd.comcastbiz.net

Fager's Island Restaurant & Bar
201 60th Street on the Bay, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.524.5500
http://fagers.com

Ocm Crabs
7111 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.520.0457
https://www.facebook.com/pages/OCM-Crabs/185927588124337

Pino's Pizza
8101 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.723.4000
http://pinosoc.com

Malia's Cafe
18th Street, Next to Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
443.664.2420
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Malias-Cafe/150553918342696

The Hobbit Restaurant
121 81ST St Unit 101
Bottom Floor of Rivendell Condo, Ocean City, MD 21842
410.524.8100
http://www.thehobbitrestaurant.com