Boating in Ocean City, MD

 

So you want to go boating in Ocean City, MD? Check out these boating opportunities for a blissful afternoon along the coast!

boat ocean city md

The serene waters found along the Maryland coast make it the perfect setting for boating in Ocean City, MD. Rent a boat for a day of sportfishing, take some jet skis out for an adventure or hop aboard a pontoon for a unique boating experience! Whatever you have in mind, boating in Ocean City, MD is a real treat that you do not want to miss!

Boating in Ocean City

Bahia Marina

2107 Herring Way (Located between 21st and 22nd Street)

410-289-7438

Bahia Marina is stocked with the largest fleet of small boat rentals! Rent one of their boats, and you just might catch tuna, bluefish, marlin and more! Click here to get $10 OFF a boat rental!

Advanced Marina

122 66th Street

410-723-2124

With over 30 years in the business, Advanced Marina knows how to cater to your boating needs! While boat and jet ski rentals are available, you can also purchase them! Click here to get 2 FREE hours of boat rentals!

OC Baysports

22nd St. & the Bay (next to FishTales)

410-289-2144

Looking for the fastest jet skis in Ocean City? You’re in luck! Passengers also ride free! Click here to get the coupon for $25 off!

Bayside Boat Rentals

5307 Coastal Highway (Behind Chauncey’s Surf Shop & Macky’s)

410-524-1948

Family-owned and operated, find pontoon and jet boat rentals as well as jet ski rentals! Click here to get the coupon for $20 OFF pontoon boats and jet boats!

Under the Bridge Watersports 

312 Talbot Street

410-289-3278

Take a jet ski, banana boat or pontoon boat out along the beautiful Maryland Coast and Bay. Click here to get the coupon for $20 OFF a half or full day of a pontoon rental!

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Watersports in Ocean City, MD

 

 

Watersports in Ocean City, MD

 

 Who knew you could have so much fun on the water? Check out the endless amount of watersports in Ocean City, MD!

girl kayak watersports ocean city

Are you in the mood for a kayak adventure or zooming on the Eastern Shore on the area’s fastest jet skis? Perhaps you’d rather take a more leisurely route and sail a catamaran. There’s so limit when it comes to Watersports in Ocean City, MD! The area’s numerous watersport companies have something for everyone!

Watersports in Ocean City, MD

48th Street Watersports 

4701 Coastal Hwy Ocean City, MD (Located directly behind the Princess Bayside Hotel )

410-524-9150

http://www.48thstreetwatersports.com/

Spend your afternoon on the water in a kayak, sailing a catamaran, in a paddleboat and so much more! Click here to get the coupon for $5 OFF a kayak rental or $15 OFF paddle board rentals!

Action Watersports

106 52nd Street (Bay Side) 

410-524-4769

http://www.actionwatersportsoc.com/

Take a ride on one of their Kawasaki 15F Dream Machines, which hold up to three people! Click here to get the coupon for $25 OFF!

Odyssea Watersports 

5003 Coastal Hwy. (50th Street & the Bay) 

410-723-4227

http://www.odysseawatersports.com/

Rent a jet ski, paddle board or pontoon boat! Make sure to rent one of their GoPro cameras to capture this unforgettable experience. Click here to get $20 OFF pontoon boat rentals!

Top Gun Watersports

142nd Street Watersports

302-537-9283

http://www.topgunwatersports.com

In for a long ride? Top Gun Watersports offers the fastest jet skis in the largest riding area in Ocean City spanning 4 square miles!

Island Watersports 

142nd Street and the Bay 

302-907-9991

http://islandwatersportsoc.com/

Island offers a variety of exciting watersports from boat rentals and private charters to wakeboard lessons! Click here to get $15 OFF rentals of $5 OFF a parasailing adventure!


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Labor Day Weekend Checklist in Ocean City

 

Here’s a Labor Day Weekend Checklist in Ocean City to make sure you don’t miss out on the final week of summer!

It’s Labor Day Weekend! That means it’s the last weekend of the summer, so it’s time to make the most of the alluring outdoors of Ocean City! Check out my Labor Day Weekend Checklist in Ocean City to make sure you spend the last week of summer right!

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Outdoor Dining Spots

 

View the harbor, bay, ocean or the lovely city when you check out all the outdoor dining spots in Ocean City!

outdoor dining in ocean city

Complete your meal with stunning views! As summer winds down, it’s time to plan for more opportunities to dine outside. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood or crepes or looking to settle a sweet tooth, you’ll be sure to find the right outdoor dining spots in Ocean City for you! Take a seat on the deck or patio to get a breath of the fresh Ocean City air or soak in the views of the peaceful bay, harbor or the roaring ocean. Find contact information as well as coupons for dining at these tasty spots before the cooler weather trickles in!

 

Harbor Views

The Shark on the Harbor

12924 Sunset Avenue West, 410-213-0924

It’s all about local flavor and real food at The Shark! Their contemporary menu nods to Eastern Shore and southern influences.

Martin’s Fish Company

12929 Harbor Rd., 410-213-2195

When you dine with Martin’s find fresh crab cake sandwiches, fried flounder sandwiches and more with a view of the harbor!

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Ocean Views

Shenanigan’s Irish Pub

309 North Atlantic Ave., 410-289-7181

Right off the boardwalk, you’ll find a pub offering traditional Irish fare.

Coupon deal: FREE 14-oz. frozen shillelagh with the purchase of a menu item OR $2 off Shenanigan’s original t-shirts.

DaVinci’s By The Sea

Boardwalk & 15th St. and 1409 Atlantic Ave., 410-289-2974

Traditional Italian cuisine made with imported ingredients!

Enjoy a FREE cannoli with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Ocean View Grill

1601 Atlantic Ave., 410-289-3012

Step off the boardwalk and onto the patio of Ocean View Grill serving up everything from seafood to steak!

Get $2 off any Surfin’ Better t-shirt, a FREE cocktail, or receive a FREE domestic beer/house wine with the purchase of an adult dinner entrée. Find coupon here.

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Bay Views

Angler Restaurant

312 Talbot St. & the Bay, 410-289-7424

Take in breathtaking bay views from their patio as you enjoy this seafood house that embraces Eastern Shore traditions.

Dining for breakfast or lunch? Get 10% off with this coupon.

The Bayside Skillet

77th Street & The Bay, 410-524-7950

Enjoy gourmet crepes, Eastern Shore crab cakes, fresh salads and more all with a view of the Bay!

Receive $5 off your dinner entrée with the purchase of a regular priced entrée.

Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar

2305 Philadelphia Ave., 410-289-3322

Feast on house oysters, calamari and crab cake sandwiches galore!

Enjoy 10% off your entrées and crab feasts with this coupon.

Marina Deck

306 Dorchester St., 410-289-4411

You can’t beat the view of the sunset at Marina Deck! Find seafood platters, all-you-can-eat Maryland Blue Crabs and more!

Spend $100 or more and get $10 off, or spend $50 or more to receive $5 off with this coupon.

Ropewalk

82nd St. Coastal Hwy., 410-524-1009

Voted best seafood by Delmarva’s Reader’s Choice Awards! Ropewalk serves everything from fried green tomatoes to Louisiana crawfish!

Receive $5 off any Ropewalk Ocean City, Oyster House merchandise with this coupon.

Talbot Street Watersports 

311 Talbot Street, 410-289-3500

At Talbot Street Watersports’ M.R. Ducks Bar & Grille, find 10 different flavors of wings, handmade burgers and more!

Outdoor Seating  With City Views

Longboard Cafe

6701 Coastal Hwy 4, 443-664-5639

Baja-style tacos, fresh local seafood and local craft beer!

Enjoy a 1/2 price appetizer with the purchase of 2 adult entrees after 5 p.m. Get the coupon here.

Abbey Burger Bistro

12601 Coastal Hwy., 410-250-2333

Locally-raised beef, venison and even alligator!

Build a burger for a discount! Get their $2 off coupon here.

Pizza Tugos’ Taproom

Rt. 50 & 611, 410-524-2922

At Pizza Tugos’ Taproom choose from 54 beers on tap, then take your brew out on the deck to enjoy the sunshine!

Ropewalk

700 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 302-581-0153

Voted best seafood by Delmarva’s Reader’s Choice Awards! Ropewalk serves everything from fried green tomatoes to Louisiana crawfish!

Receive $5 off any Ropewalk Ocean City, Oyster House merchandise with this coupon.

Yummy! Sweet Shop

8201 Coastal Hwy. #2, 410-390-3655

Find an assortment of sweet treats from French macarons to cupcakes and ice cream!

Mancini’s Restaurant

907 Coastal Highway, 302-537-4224

More than a brick-oven pizzeria, Mancini serves up a menu with recipes passed down generations!

With this coupon receive small plates and 1/2 price appetizers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then on Thursday’s Pizza Night receive $3 off and 1/2 price appetizers.

Grotto Pizza

12407 Coastal Highway, 410-250-1234

Voted best pizza in the area, Grotto is the spot when you’re craving a slice!

Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe

9636 Stephen Decatur Hwy., 410-524-4688

Get your specialty donuts here!

Here’s a coupon for $1 off your order of a dozen donuts.

Duffy’s Tavern

12923 Coastal Hwy., 410-250-1449

Find steaks and seafood as well as a fine selection of Irish and single malt Irish whiskeys!

In the mood for something sweet? Purchase 2 breakfast entrées and receive a FREE 4-piece order of beignets with this coupon.

Bad Monkey Bar & Grill

5801 Coastal Hwy, 443-856-2885

Enjoy sandwiches, burgers, vegetarian options and more!

Are you an early riser? Enjoy free coffee and monkey bread if seated by 9 a.m.! Find coupon here.

Bourbon Street on the Beach

11604 Coastal Hwy., 443-664-2896

Hand-cut steaks and New Orleans-style cuisine are just a few of the gems you’ll find at Bourbon Street!

Receive $3 off your dinner entrée with this coupon.

 

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Ocean City Hotel Week

 

Plan your stay in Ocean City during Ocean City Hotel Week featuring amazing discounts!

 

hotel beach

WHAT: Ocean City Hotel Week consists of two weeks where participating hotels in Ocean City will be offering special discounts on hotel stays. Deals could include Stay 3 Nights, Get the 4th Free, up to 25% off your stay and more!

Click here for the full list of hotel bargains!

WHEN: August 30—September 10, excluding Labor Day Weekend

WHO:

Atlantic House B&B

Atlantic Oceanfront Inn

Beach Bum Hotel

Best Western Ocean City Hotel & Suites

Bonita Beach Hotel

Breakers Hotel

Burgundy Inn

Carousel Resort Hotel

Cayman Suites

Clarion Fontainebleu

Coastal Palms Inn & Suites

Comfort Inn Gold Coast

Commander Hotel

Crystal Beach Hotel

Days Inn Oceanfront

Dunes Manor Hotel

Fenwick Inn

Flagship Oceanfront

Flamingo Motel

Hilton Hotel & Suites

Hotel Monte Carlo

Howard Johnson Oceanfront Inn

Howard Johnson Oceanfront Plaza

Ocean 1 Hotel & Suites

Ocean Manor Rooms, Apts. & Cottages

Princess Bayside Beach Hotel

Quality Inn Oceanfront

Rideau Motel

Seacrets Hotel

Sea Bay Hotel

Spinnaker Motel

Sun ‘n Fun Motel

Thunderbird Beach Motel

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Farmers Markets Near Ocean City

 

Head to your local farmers markets near Ocean City for the freshest produce and more!

 

baked goods at market

 

Farmers markets are often the highlight of my weekends. I wake up bright and early even though it’s my day to sleep in, but I’m excited because it’s a day to go to the market!

What I love most about any farmers market is how they build community. First you get to meet farmers face-to-face. You might talk with them about how the season is going or what your plans are for the rest of the day. Then you take your produce, fresh baked croissants or local eggs home knowing you’re supporting farmers who are just like you—hardworking people who love good food! Relationships are built, community grows and you know who and where your food is coming from. Be sure to check out these local farmers markets near Ocean City!

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Ocean Pines Farmers Market

WHERE: White Horse Park, 11647 Beauchamp Road in Ocean Pines

WHEN: Year-round, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Depending on the week, Ocean Pines carries nectarines, cauliflower, local sweet corn, herbs, salad greens, seafood, micro sprouts, pumpkins, artisan breads, honey, heirloom pies, peach dumplings, cantaloupe, kettle corn and so much more!

Click here to view a full list of the market’s vendors as well as what’s currently at the market.

Shore Fresh Farmer’s Market

WHERE: Phillips Parking Lot, 142nd Street and Coastal Highway

WHEN: May through October

Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Carrying the area’s freshest, locally grown produce, Shore Fresh offers peaches, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, zucchinis, flowers, watermelons, peppers, eggs and more!

View the full list of vendors here.

Green beans at the market

Berlin Farmer’s Market

WHERE: Behind the Berlin Fire Department on Main St. and Harrison Ave. in Berlin

WHEN: Year-round, Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At Berlin’s market you’ll find produce from the Eastern Shore, organic peppers, flowering plants, herbs, peaches, squash, green beans, tomatoes and more!

View the full list of vendors here.

Looking for more opportunities to eat local? Read about the Fresh Food Scene in Ocean City.

Popular August Events in Ocean City, MD

 

Be sure to check out these awesome annual August events while in Ocean City, MD!

 

 

August 13–15, 2015: 22nd Annual Captain Steve Harman’s Poor Girls Open

Every year in Ocean City, MD the Bahia Marina is taken over by the Poor Girls Open, a billfish tournament for ladies only in which benefits breast cancer research. Started by Captain Steve Harman, the Poor Girls Open kicked off as a way for local waitresses and bartenders to participate in an affordable and fun fishing tournament while also raising awareness and funds for an important cause.

Over time, the Poor Girls Open has grown in size and popularity due to the number of participants and those willing to join in on spreading awareness and all the fun! Today, the tournament has:

• Over 100 boats entering
• Participants other than the lady anglers
• Silent Auctions
• 50/50 Tickets
• T-shirts for sale
• Fun events to help raise money for breast cancer research

 

Over the past 3 years, the Poor Girls Open has raised over $100,000, all of which was donated to the American Cancer Society!

Register your boat here!

 

August 23–30, 2015: OC Sandfest

Experience the beaches of Ocean City, MD like no other time of the year! The OC Sandfest features enormous sand sculptures all along the Ocean City boardwalk from North Division Street to 4th Street, along with fun family attractions and activities.

Master champion sand sculptors come out to Ocean City, MD and take the flat, smooth sand and turn it into spectacular sculptures that will surely “wow” you! You and the family can also join in a variety of other activities such as free family events and sand sculpting lessons, demonstrations and competitions.

2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Sunday, August 23–

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. – Sand Sculptures between N. Division Street and 4th Street
9:30, 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. – Beachlights on a 4 story beach ball

Monday, August 24–

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. – Sand Sculptures between N. Division Street and 4th Street
10:00 p.m. – Beach Fireworks

Tuesday, August 25–

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. – Sand Sculptures between N. Division Street and 4th Street
10:00 p.m. – Beach Fireworks

Wednesday, August 26–

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. – Sand Sculptures between N. Division Street and 4th Street

Thursday, August 27–

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. – Sand Sculptures between N. Division Street and 4th Street
9:00–10:00 a.m. – Family Sand Sculpting Content Registration (N. Division Street)
9:00–10:00 a.m. – Sand Sculpting 101
10:00 a.m. – Family Sand Sculpting Competition
12:00 p.m. (Noon) – Awards (N. Division Street)

Friday, August 28–

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. – Sand Sculptures between N. Division Street and 4th Street
8:00–11:00 p.m. – Sand Sculpture Illuminations along the boardwalk

Saturday, August 29–

9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. – Sand Sculptures on display
9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. – Sand Sculpting 101
2:00–3:00 p.m. – Hands in the Sand Demonstration
8:00–11:00 p.m. – Sand Sculpture Illuminations along the boardwalk

Sunday, August 30–

9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. – Sand Sculptures on display
8:00–11:00 p.m. – Sand Sculpture Illuminations along the boardwalk
9:30, 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. – Beachlights on a 4 story beach ball

 

Family Seafood Restaurants in Ocean City, MD

 

 Looking to feed the whole family, but craving seafood? Check out these amazing options!

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OC Steamers Bayfront Restaurant

4517 Coastal Highway, On the Bay, Ocean City, MD / 410-524-1018

  • Amazing bayfront views
  • “Freshest Seafood at the Beach”
  • Fresh Seafood Market available
  • Indoor and outdoor dining areas
  • Outdoor Beach Bar
  • Big groups welcomed

Marina Deck Restaurant

306 Dorchester Street, Ocean City, MD / 410-289-4411

  • Regular and All-You-Can-Eat Menus available
  • New Kids Multi-Level Play Area
  • Rooftop Wild Pony Bar
  • Fresh seafood including Blue Crabs and Crab Legs
  • Signature cocktails

 

Seafood Buffets in Ocean City, MD

 

Hungry for seafood? Check out these buffets in Ocean City with nothing but the freshest seafood!

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Jonah and the Whale

26th street and Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD / 410-524-2722

  • All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet
  • Over 75 items on buffet
  • Locally owned and managed
  • “Shucked While You Watched” Raw Bar
  • OC’s Largest Fresh Fruit and Dessert selection

Ember’s Restaurant

24th Street and Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD / 410-289-3322

  • Largest All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet in Ocean City
  • Over 100 items on buffet
  • Vegetarian items available
  • Also serves other worldwide, southern and southwestern cuisine
  • Create Your Own Salad and Pizza

Princess Royale Seafood & Prime Rib Buffet

91st Street Oceanfront, Ocean City, MD / 1-800-4-ROYALE

  • All-You-Care-to-Enjoy
  • Located overlooking the ocean
  • Served nightly July through August
  • Includes Snow Crab Legs, Steamed Shrimp, Clams on the half shell and more
  • Children 6-12 are Half Price and Under 5 for FREE

 

Fine Dining Seafood Restaurants in Ocean City, MD

 

Dress it up and head to one of these fine dining seafood restaurants in Ocean City, MD!

oysters and a drink

Fresh Oysters and a Glass of White Wine

Captain’s Galley II Restaurant & Lounge

12817 Harbor Road, West Ocean City, MD / 410-213-2525

  • Specializes in fresh seafood
  • Free docking spots for customers
  • Famous Crab Cakes
  • Located right on the harbor
  • Large open deck
  • Upstairs open for Lunch & Lite Fare
  • Downstairs open for Dinner

Shark on the Harbor

12924 Sunset Avenue, West Ocean City, MD / 410-213-0924

  • Real food, from scratch
  • Lunch, Dinner and Children’s Menus
  • Great Happy Hour
  • Purchase organic produce from local farmers
  • Fresh seafood from commercial fishing harbor
  • Sunday Brunch available