Mancini’s Brick Oven Pizzeria


There’s nothing better than fire-roasted food. And Mancini’s Brick Oven Pizzeria in Fenwick Island, Delaware, has perfected the art of perfectly baked pizza.


Brick oven pizza is an experience not to be missed at Mancini's just outside Ocean City.

Brick oven pizza is an experience not to be missed at Mancini’s just outside Ocean City.


Cooking a pizza in a brick oven creates the most delicious taste. Bubbly, hot cheese, crisp, perfectly browned crust and toppings cooked to perfection. It takes an expert to cook pizza’s well in a brick oven. And when you come to Mancini’s you won’t be disappointed. The short drive from Ocean City will give you time to imagine the sensations your taste buds will encounter!


The Food

Photo Credit: Mancini's

Photo Credit: Mancini’s

The food at Mancini’s is based off classic Trattorie of Italy. They draw inspiration from their coastal location by incorporating scrumptious seafood into the meals. Appetizers will start your meals with a bang with offerings like Roasted Garlic Bulb or three types of Bruschetta in the Bruschetta Sampler. There are also specialty entrées like baby clams cooked in a marinara or white wine sauce or breaded veal served with imported parmesan and spaghetti.

Then of course there’s the main attration—wood fired pizza. They have the classics like Margherita and other classic toppings. But they’ve gone off the beaten path with such specialties as Shrimp Pesto Pizza or Ricotta and Spinach Pizza.



The Drinks

Mancini’s offers a full bar as well as the usual suspects in wine and beer. But they also some very inventive Martinis that are worth a taste. The Mancini Manhattan, the South Beach and a sinfully sweet Tiramisu Martini.


The Atmosphere

From the cozy bar to the elegant surroundings, this is the perfect place to take a date or reignite some romance with your special someone. The service matches the food—world class!


Contact Info


Mancini’s Restaurant

907 Coastal Highway. Fenwick Island, DE





Get Fishing in Ocean City


There are ample fishing opportunities in Ocean City!

There are ample fishing opportunities in Ocean City!


The fishing in Ocean City is good—really good! And there are tons of opportunities to get outfitted with everything you need for a day of great casting. Whether you want to fish from land of from sea, Ocean City will have a great fishing experience for you.


Ocean City Fishing Piers

 Inlet Park
South 2nd Street, Ocean City, MD • 410-250-0125 • Website

Third Street Pier
Bayside between 2nd and 4th streets, Ocean City, MD • **No fishing license required

Ninth Street Pier
9th Street, Ocean City, MD • 410-250-0125 • Website

Northside Park
125th Street, Ocean City, MD • 410-250-0125 • Website**No fishing license required


 Fishing Charters

Angler Deep Sea Fishing
312 Talbot Street, Ocean City, MD • 410-289-7424 • Website

The Angler is a part of Ocean City history. With 70 years of fishing experience under their belts, the Bunting family offers a quality fishing excursion. Take in a day of angling, or just go on one of their nature cruises. Then come back for a delicious meal in the family-owned restaurant.

Back Bay Adventures
400 East 32nd Street, Ocean City, MD • 443-783-4633 • Website

A day of fishing on the Calico Jack, what better way to get away from it all? An hour-long private charter includes everything you’ll need: frozen bait, tackle rod and reel. Or you can grab a seat on the head boat for three hours of fun!

Bahia Marina
2107 Herring Way, Ocean City, MD • 410-289-7438 • Website

Charter a boat to take you into the deep blue. Or cast off on your own from the comfortable marina where you will find everything you need from rods to bait to tackle. By the end of the day, you’ll feel like a genuine angler.

OC Fishing Center
12940 Inlet Isle Lane, Ocean City, MD • 410-213-1121 • Website

The best fishing is waiting just off the shore of Ocean City, and OC Fishing will get you there! The largest fleet of charter boats are at your disposal, as well as a marina if you choose to cast off on your own. And when you return with your catch, take advantage of their fish cleaning services.


Maryland requires a Fishing License. Click HERE for purchase information.


Confused on where to start your Ocean City fishing adventure? Click here to learn more about the basics of fishing.


Introduction to Fishing in Ocean City


If you are new to fishing, here is a guide to help you decide on a fishing adventure in Ocean City!
Learn more about fishing before your high seas adventure in Ocean City.

Learn more about fishing before your high seas adventure in Ocean City.


When life gets hectic and it feels like things are coming at you left and right, picking up a rod and reel is probably that last thing on your mind. But vacations are those getaways where we can use our time to do the things we want to do, and not just the things we have to do! If you are an avid angler or you want to learn this great pastime, there are ample fishing opportunities available in and around Ocean City! Boat rentals are available, or charter a boat to take you out into deep waters.

But if this is your first time, maybe you are intimidated about what kind of charter or what kind of fishing you would like to do. What’s the difference between inshore and offshore fishing? Which would be the best for you? Here is a simple introduction to all the terms you will need to know when deciding what kind of fishing experience you want.


Click on these images to learn about the types of fishing available in Ocean City:

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Maryland does require a Fishing License. Click HERE for information on how to purchase one.


Click here for a list of local fishing opportunities in Ocean City.


Shopping the Specialty Stores of Ocean City


Quirky Stores with Unique Merchandise Only In and Around Ocean City!


Photo Credit (from left to right): World of Toys, A Little Bit Sheepish, Toy Town Antiques, Kite Loft, Bleached Butterfly, Seaside Country Store

Photo Credit (from left to right): World of Toys, A Little Bit Sheepish, Toy Town Antiques, Kite Loft, Bleached Butterfly, Seaside Country Store


Ocean City is a great place to vacation! The beautiful beaches and exciting attractions alone are enough to draw visitors from far and wide. Walking distance from the sandy shores, there are tons of shopping excursions that you can make if you need a break from the sun. Your typical beach themed tourist shops are in full supply, but if you’re looking for something a little more original, why not try a locally owned specialty shop? Specialty shops are those unique stores that usually focus on one specific product or category of goods.

From kite suppliers to antique toys to soft yarn, there are interesting shops around every corner ready to be explored. So come back from your Ocean City vacation with original gifts for your friends and family.


Unique Specialty Stores In & Around Ocean City:

A Little Bit Sheepish
2 South Main Street, Berlin, MD • (410) 641-1080 • Website

You don’t have to be a knitter or even crafty to appreciate the fine selection of yarns, including local and regional yarn. You could even take a one-day workshop and come back from your vacation with a new skill set!

Bleached Butterfly
3 Pitts Street, Berlin, MD • (410) 641-1910 • Website

A fun and innovative store that mixes a love for fresh flowers with beautiful home décor. Shop at the terrarium bar or get new and vintage goods. Definitely a place to find a one of a kind item.

The Country House
805 East Main Street, Salisbury MD • (410) 749-1959 • Website

Bring a touch of country to your home décor. This quaint store makes those refreshing, rural odds and ends available to everyone. Whether you like that downhome style, or your tastes tend more toward modern, you’ll be able to find something you love!

K Coast Surf Shop
7805 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD • (410) 723-3330 • Website

Cool coastal style can be yours! Find a surfin’ style in their apparel section or fun gifts like aromatic soap or some stretch sox for bodyboards. K Coast can even fix that ding on your surfboard.

Kite Loft
511 Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD • (410) 289-7855 • Website

All your high flying needs will be met at the kite loft. Not just a children’s toy anymore, kite flying is great entertainment for all ages! The Kite Loft also offers other aerial and flying toys as well as wind chimes and outdoor decorations.

11 South Main Street #B, Berlin, MD • (410) 629-1030 • Website

A mix of eclectic home goods, both vintage and new. Items that add class and character to any home corner. You can also peruse local artwork and handmade items.

Old Salt Trading Company
2109 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, MD • (973) 876-7387 • Website

Every seashore town needs an excellent nautically themed store. And for Ocean City, that place is Old Salt Trading Company. Fun clothing and classic sea themed décor, come find it here.

Sea Quest
7603 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD • (410) 524-0076 • Website

Want to look your best on the beach? At Sea Quest you will find just your style in swimsuits, cover ups or foot wear. Look positively radiant as you lounge in the sun.

Seaside Country Store
1208 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, DE • (302) 539-6110 • Website

Rustic chic is just what you’ll find at this countrified store. Delicious gourmet goodies side by side with unique home good, collectibles and other interesting merchandise. You won’t regret checking it all out.

Senor Cigars
33rd and Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD • (410) 524-2069 • Website

With their fragrant aroma and soothing taste, cigars have become something of an art form. Whether you are new to the world of cigars or you’re an on old hand, Senor Cigars experienced staff will help you find exactly what you want.

Sisters Gifts
113 North Main Street, Berlin, MD • (443) 513-4158 • Website

The beautiful atmosphere of this shop matches the beauty of the surroundings of the shore not far away. A unique shopping experience allows you to peruse merchandise from designer baby items to gourmet food goods.

Summer House Trading Co.
6701 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD • (443) 664-5336 • Website

A local store with designer brands and everything you could ask for in apparel and gifts. Step in to find beautiful clothes and trendy beach gifts.

Town Center Antiques
1 North Main Street, Berlin, MD • (410) 629-1895 • Website

A family owned business seeking to provide the best antiques in Delmarva. From vintage jewelry to beautiful place settings to homemade candles, find something classic and original.

Toy Town Antiques & More
115 North Main Street, Berlin, MD • (410) 641-9370 • Website

Reawaken your childhood by finding the vintage toys you once played with. Or look farther in the past for classic examples of toys from a bygone age. Visiting this original store will be like a visit to a toy museum.

Una Bella Salute
14 Broad Street, Berlin, MD • (410) 641-2300 • Website

Give a gift that everyone will enjoy, fine olive oils and balsamic vinegar! These premium goods are imported from all over the world to give you a taste of the finer things. They also provide beautiful gift packages, spices, olive wood jewelry and much more!

World of Toys
110 North Main Street, Berlin, MD • (410) 641-0601 • Website

Find toys that will educate as well as entertain your youngsters. Who needs another mindless video game? Allow your kids to expand their minds as they dive into craft sets, home terrariums, classic wood games and more.




A Day With the Wild Horses at Assateague State Park


Assateague Island: Enjoy a Day of Wild Beauty
My day with the wild horses.

My day with the wild horses.  Bekah 🙂

The wild horses were what drew me to the island on my birthday a few years ago. It was April, and the weather was warm and inviting. My parents and I wandered the nature trails, breathing the fresh air and enjoying the natural beauty, but hoping to catch a glimpse of the famed ponies. We almost gave up hope, when we came to a lookout point. And there they were. Though I had to drive several hours to get to Assateague, that glimpse of horses running free on the marsh made the trip worth it. Their wild beauty awakened something in me that longed for that same freedom.



About 9 miles from Ocean City, is the beautiful island of Assateague. With its wind-swept sandy islands, salty marshes and lush maritime forests, Assateague Island is the perfect escape for anyone wanting to leave the crowds and find themselves their own piece of paradise. And with its close proximity to Ocean City, it is not only conveniently located, but is also a great way to catch some sun and enjoy the salty breeze for a day.

However, there’s one attraction in particular that draws so many people to Assateague: the wild horses freely roaming the island. These horses have survived on the island for decades through every season, and continue to flourish as they adapt to their unique habitat.

So you’ve planned to come to Assateague State Park, but you have a few questions. Here are some things you may be wondering before your visit:


The Wild Horses FAQs



Photo credit:  Robyn Phillips Photography

Photo credit:
Robyn Phillips Photography

How did the wild horses get there?

Only legend and theory can explain how the creatures got here. One theory says that a Spanish galleon wrecked off the coast of the island, and the ponies swam to shore. Another theory is that colonists in the 17th century let the animals loose on the island to avoid livestock taxes.

 Are the wild horses all part of the same herd?

Two herds of horses call the island home—the Chincoteague ponies on the Virginia side and the Assateague ponies on the Maryland side. Each has a herd of approximately 160. Both herds have been living on the island for hundreds of years.

 How big are their herds?

The horses have divided themselves into bands of 2–12 animals, and each band occupies a home range.

 What do the wild horses eat?

Marsh and sand dune grasses, rosehips, bayberry twigs and persimmons supply the bulk of their food.

 Where do the wild horses go during bad weather?

During the cold winter months, the horses develop thick fur coats to keep warm. If there’s a storm, they seek shelter in wooded areas.

What’s the best way to spot wild horses?

The horses roam in the marshes, along the beach and often in the campgrounds, parking areas and roads. Some can be seen from your car as you’re driving, or you may want to rent a kayak for a closer view. There are also pony-viewing tours available where guests experience a guided tour of the island and get a close-up view of the horses.

 How is the population of ponies controlled?

In Maryland, some female horses undergo a contraceptive vaccine administered through a dart gun, reducing high pregnancy rates with no harmful side effects.

In Virginia, the horses are rounded up as part of the Annual Pony Swim in Chincoteague. They swim across the Assateague Channel where an auction takes place to reduce their numbers on Assateague. After, many foals are sold. The remaining herd swims back to Assateague a couple days later.

 Is it okay to try to pet one of the horses?

While these quiet creatures look tame, they are still wild animals and should never be petted or fed. For your own protection and the protection of the horses, keep a safe distance. Every year, visitors are kicked, bitten and knocked down because they get too close.



Assateague State Park FAQs




What other wildlife are on Assateague Island?

Although the wild horses are amazing to watch, there are plenty of other wildlife residing on the island. You will have the chance to witness waterfowl, deer, all types of birds, crabs and more.

What activities are there to do in Assateague State Park?

The Assateague State Park is the perfect destination for a family getaway with endless activities. Offering two miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches and beautiful marsh areas, the park is known for:

-Unspoiled beaches
-Nature trails & a bike trail
-Boat launch/marina
-Nature programs
-Nature Center

Can I fish on the island?

If you wish to fish on the island, make sure you have your fishing license and be prepared to pay a small fee for parking. You can fish on both the beach itself and at the marina pier.

Is there camping?

If you are having so much fun you don’t want to leave, stay the night! 250 sites are available for camping, each having its own fire ring and picnic table. Reservations are required March–November and can be made up to six months in advance.

Are there special activities for kids?

The kids can get involved by becoming members of the Junior Beach Patrol for the day.

Where can I find more information about Assateague Island and the horses?

On your way to your island escape, visit the Barrier Island Visitor Center on the southern side of Route 611 before the Verrazano Bridge park entrance. Find information about the park, programs and recreational activities plus exhibits on beachcombing, nature films, a marine aquarium and a touch tank.

Click here to visit their website or call 410-641-1441.


End of Summer Activities


September is the perfect time to check off those end of summer Ocean City activities!


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Boating is just one of the end of summer activities to check off while in Ocean City!

Just because it’s September doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy all of the exciting end of summer Ocean City activities! Though the cooler weather may be trickling in there’s still opportunities for that last round of golf, maybe your first ride on the jetovator or an evening to dine on the patio of one of our fabulous restaurants here in Ocean City. Here’s the guide to making sure you soak up this last bit of summer in Ocean City!

Guide to End of Summer Ocean City Activities

4 Beautiful Golf Courses

Unique Outdoor Activities (hello jetovator and parasailing!)

Outdoor Activities (think kayaking, canoeing and more!)

Amusement and Theme Parks

5 Boating Opportunities

Yes, there’s still time to get out on the water!

Outdoor Dining Spots

Ocean City Summer Activities

Ocean City Summer Activities

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Farmers Markets Near Ocean City

Golfing Near Ocean City, MD


There’s nothing quite like golfing near Ocean City, MD! Check out these spectacular golf courses with the most breaktaking views!


golfing near ocean city md

Golfing near Ocean City, MD.

The Bay Club 

14,000 yards make up the two beautiful courses of The Bay Club! The magnificent fairways are blanketed with bentgrass, crenshaw bentgrass and the area’s only zoysia grass here at The Bay Blub! The peaceful views of the glistening lakes and natural surroundings make golfing at The Bay Club one of a kind!

Book your tee time now by clicking here!

WHERE: 9122 Libertytown Road Berlin, MD

CONTACT: 410-641-4081 / Website

SAVE: Click here for $5 OFF a round of golf!

Read more about The Bay Club here.

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Golfing near Ocean City, MD.

Bayside Golf Club 

The first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Delaware, Bayside Golf Club is just 4 miles from the beach! Featuring a variety of stunning views from the marshland to the open fairways, a day of golfing spent with Bayside is truly a unique experience! Individual private lessons are also offered.

Book your tee time now by clicking here!

WHERE: 31806 Lakeview Drive, Selbyville, DE

CONTACT: 302-436-3400 / Website

SAVE: Click here for $10 OFF a round of golf!

Read more about Bayside Golf Club here.

Deer Run Golf Club 

A par 73-championship golf course, Deer Run Golf Club features 5,000 square feet of Bermuda grass in their driving range, a 19-hole professional course, golfing lessons and so much more! Surrounded by 6 multi-acre lakes, Deer Run Golf Club is a little slice of heaven for its guests!

Click here for rates!

WHERE: 8804 Logtown Road Berlin, MD

CONTACT: 410-629-0060 / Website

SAVE: Click here for a FREE warm up bucket of range balls!

Read more about Deer Run Golf Club here.

Bear Trap Dunes

27 holes of sheer natural beauty lined by wetland grasses await you at Bear Trap! Find four sets of tees and oversized greens at one of the most memorable golf courses on the Eastern Shore!

WHERE: 7 Clubhouse Drive Ocean View, DE

CONTACT: 302-537-5600 / Website

SAVE: Click here for $10 OFF a round of golf!

Read more about Bear Trap Dunes here.

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Ocean city golf

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Golf Guide for Ocean City, Maryland


Unique Outdoor Activities Near Ocean City, MD


Go to new heights with these unique outdoor activities near Ocean City, MD!


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Parasailing is just one of the may unique outdoor activities near Ocean City, MD you must try!

Chesapeake Flyboarding

39084 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island, DE / 1-888-2GETWET/ Website

Fly solo or grab a pal for this one-of-a-kind experience! Flyboarding is described as a sport that combines wakeboarding, surfing, kite flying and jet skiing! But don’t worry, lessons are available. Click here for a $10 OFF coupon!

Read more about Chesapeake Flyboarding here.

Not sure what it’s like? View the video:

OC Jetovator

5303 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD / 410-524-0209/ Website

Did you know that OC Jetovator is the first vertical watersports company in Ocean City? Get ready for a thrilling day on one of their jetovators or hoverboards! Flight instruction is included.

Read more about OC Jetovator here.

Not sure what it’s like? View the video:

OC Parasail

2 locations: 5311 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland & 312 Talbot Street, Ocean City, Maryland

410-723-1464 / Website

It’s all about preference when it comes to parasailing over the ocean or bay! Soar up to 800 feet in the air above their four brand new boats! Click here to save up to $20 off your ride!

Not sure what it’s like? View this video:

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Ocean city outdoor activities


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Water Activities in Ocean City Maryland


Outdoor Activities Near Ocean City, MD


Just outside of the bustling boardwalk area, there’s plenty of outdoor activities near Ocean City, MD!


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Canoeing along the bay is just one of the many outdoor activities near Ocean City, MD.

Outdoor Activities Near Ocean City, MD


Located 1 mile north of Ocean City on Coastal Hwy. (Rt. 1)

Hours depend on weather//Call 302-539-7999


It’s easy to have outdoor fun near Ocean City, MD with Coastal Kayak! Choose a kayak or stand up paddle board, and cruise on one of the many professionally guided eco-tours in the bay. Find salt marsh trails on the Burton’s Island Wildlife Tour or Assateague Back Bay Pony Tour, then paddle along the freshwater pond during the Bald Cypress Tour! Sailboat rentals are also available!

SAVE: Here’s a coupon for $5 OFF any guided eco-tour or 2-hour on-site rental!


8628 Grey Fox Lane Berlin, MD

Open Monday—Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

Call: 888-602-6288


When you want a quieter afternoon away from the Ocean City Boardwalk, escape to the coastal bays of Maryland with Ayers Creek Adventures. Take a guided eco-tour with their rental kayaks, canoes or stand up paddleboards, and get ready to experience a variety of bay wildlife from white-tailed deer to otters and herons!

SAVE: Here’s a coupon for $5 OFF any tour or $2 OFF rentals!


38960 Island Street, Fenwick Island, DE

Call for hours//302-539-1644


Go-karting just got better! Have you heard of their brand new slick track? Race in the “Dragon Slayer,” “Turbo,” “Overdrive,” or “The Black Widow,” in Viking Go-Karts’ single and double go-karts! The Viking Theme Park also has miniature golf and a Thunder Lagoon Waterpark (during their on-season)!

SAVE: Here’s a coupon for up to $5 OFF miniature golf!


909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD

Hours are Mon.—Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Call: 410-742-4988


Just 30 minutes west of Ocean City, MD lies the treasure that is Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Take in the fresh air on one of their nature trails, pause and view wildlife from the observation deck and be amazed at the internationally acclaimed sculpture and paintings in the new sculpture garden!

SAVE: Here’s a coupon for up to $6 OFF admission to the museum!

Ocean City Boardwalk Activities

Ocean City Boardwalk Activities

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Amusement and Theme Parks in Ocean City


Amusement and Theme Parks in Ocean City, MD


Looking for amusement and theme parks in Ocean City, MD? Check out all the fun that happens at the boardwalk and beyond!

The fun truly never stops when you’re in Ocean City! Amusement and theme parks in Ocean City, MD come in all shapes and sizes—each with a different backdrop to give you the true Ocean City experience! Head to the Boardwalk to find Trimper’s Rides and a marveling carousel! Baja Amusements hosts a challenging mini golf course! Step into true western territory when you get to Frontier Town where you’ll get the opportunity to see wild west shows as well as take horse and carriage rides! Jolly Rogers is not to be missed as you must see their giant ferris wheel! Find out more information below as well as coupon opportunities!


Amusement and Theme Parks in Ocean City, MD

Trimper’s Rides

S. First Street and The Boardwalk


With over 100 rides, Trimper’s is not to be missed! Find the oldest carousel in the nation, many thrilling and family rides, as well as games. It’s truly perfect for the whole family!

Read more about Trimper’s Riders here.

Baja Amusements

12639 Ocean Gateway (Rt. 50)


More than just rides, you’ll find all sorts of activities perfect for all ages! There’s an 18-hole mini golf course, 8 go-kart tracks, an arcade and so much more!

Click here for $1 OFF any go-kart ride!

Read more about Baja Amusements here.

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Frontier Town

8430 Stephen Decatur Hwy. in Berlin (Located just over 5 miles from Ocean City)

Western Theme Park: 410-641-0057

Water Park: 410-641-0693

Get ready for a day of full-fledged adventure at Frontier Town! Grab your suit and head to their water park, play a round of golf, brave the high ropes adventure park and zip lines and more!

Read more about Frontier Town here.

Jolly Roger

Two locations: 30th Street and At the Pier


Each location offers a variety of exciting rides, so be sure to visit each! The 30th Street location offers scenic train trips, bumper cars, a free circus and more! Then at the Pier location you’ll find a 2-level carousel, ferris wheel, speed world and more!

Read about the Pier location here.

Read about the 30th Street location here.

Click here to get $5 OFF any multi-park pass!

Looking for more outdoor activities in Ocean City? Read on:

Boating in Ocean City, MD

Watersports in Ocean City, MD

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