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There are 8 miles of nice, clean, guarded beaches along the whole coast. Beach tags are required from June through Labor Day. Seasonal tags cost $25.00, weekly tags cost $10.00 and daily tags cost $5.00. To pre-order tags at a discounted price -  

Ocean City beaches are clean, well guarded and the ocean is crystal clear. The average temperature is 81° F degrees in the summer. (fall - 56° F, winter 46° F and spring 70° F)


There is handicap access to the beaches at 1st, 6th, 8th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 26th, 29th, 34th, 36th, 40th, 43rd, 46th, 50th, 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 55th, 57th and 59h Streets. Sand wheelchairs are available for daily or weekly use at 6th and 59th Street and can be reserved at the Sports and Civic Center - 525-9304

Lifeguards are on duty from 10 AM to 5 PM weekly and until 5:30 PM on weekends and holidays for your safety. Please obey the rules posted and the flag enclosed swimming areas. These are all safety precautions to protect you. The beach is open from dawn to dusk at your own risk.

Public restrooms are located at 1st, 6th, 12th, 34th and 59th Street beach as well as the Music Pier at Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk. There is a privately owned bathhouse with showers and changing rooms at 13th and Ocean Avenue - 609.399.7121

Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1 through September. Dogs are permitted on the beach from October 1 - April 30 on a leash and you must clean up after your dog(s).

Did you know that Ocean City has its own  Dog Park  - information for pet lovers   

Alcoholic beverages are forbidden on the beach at any time. Ocean City is a dry town and no public alcohol consumption is allowed.

The 7th Street beach is a surfing beach and the designated Gardens beach - Waverly Boulevard as well as 16th Street.


Ocean City beaches are clean, well guarded and the ocean is crystal clear

Ocean City Beach Tag information

Beach tags are required for children age (12) and up.
Beach tags are required starting June 12 thru September 6, 2011

The Ocean City Beach Patrol guards a total of 42 beaches and guards the beaches the Saturday before Memorial Day and usually closes the beaches the week after Labor Day. For the past two summer seasons, they have guarded 5 beaches throughout September, conditions permitting. Those beaches in the past are St Charles, 9th Street, 12th Street, 34th Street and 58th Street. All the beaches are guarded by the last week in June.

$25.00 - seasonal ($20.00 if purchased before May 30)

For an update on guarded beaches dial 814-WAVE (9283)


Guarded Beaches for the summer season
Seaspray Road   10th Street   30th Street
Surf Road   11th Street   32nd Street
Waverly Blvd   12th Street   34th Street
Atlantic Blvd   13th Street   36th Street
North Street   14th Street   39th Street
Stenton Place   15th Street   42nd Street
St Charles Place   16th Street   44th Street
Pennlyn Place   17th Street   46th Street
Park Place   18th Street   48th Street
Brighton Place   20th Street   50th Street
5th Street   22nd Street   53rd Street
7th Street   24th Street   55th Street
8th Street   26th Street   57th Street
9th Street   28th Street   60th Street
Pre and Posted Season Beaches
The following beaches are guarded from the Saturday before Memorial Day to the week after Labor Day, manpower permitting 
St Charles Place   9th Street   14th Street   34th Street
Brighton Place   11th Street   26th Street   44th Street
8th Street   12th Street   32nd Street   57th Street
This list is provided by the Ocean City Department of Community Service and not guaranteed by Fasy Real Estate

There is handicap access to the beaches at 1st, 6th and 12th Streets.
Surf chairs and "beach buggies" are beach accessible wheelchairs for use by anyone with a mobility-limiting disability. This service is free and may be reserved for up to two weeks or can be used on a daily basis. Reservations are recommended. Ramps are located on 1st, 6th, 12th. Between 34th & 59th Street beaches there is surf chair service available for transportation to desire beach locations only.

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 PM Weekends ( check in 5:00 PM)

Location: Sports & Civic Center, 6th Street & Boardwalk
Phone: 609-525-9304 OR (609) 399-1989

 Available from Memorial Day- September

Surf Chair Rules
  • Surf chairs are not to be used on the boardwalk, sidewalk, or street while occupied
  • They are not to be used to transport beach supplies and should be stored indoors overnight or placed out of view and covered.
  • The weight limit is 250 pounds.
  • The chairs are built for the surf, but must not exceed six (6) inches in the water.    
  • Surf chairs are not to be transported out of Ocean City. They are to be transported using a suitable vehicle. The chairs do not collapse and are not to be tied on tops of cars.
  • All chairs are considered to be in 100% good condition upon your taking possession unless otherwise stated by the attendant. Any chair returned to the Civic Center in less than 100% condition will be subject to a flat fee of $50 for repair or replacement of parts


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