Saltwater fishing, challenging golf courses, surf and sand, Ocean City, Maryland lures tourists throughout the year. Quiet and inspiring in the winter months, it’s bright and refreshing in the spring. Memorial Day through Labor Day hosts families, and crisp, sunny, fall days complete the season.
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Holidays, breaks, vacations, and getaway weekends at the beach build memories for a lifetime. On any day, seniors rest on Ocean City boardwalk benches to remember their own beach times and watch the young create their own.
A Spit of an Island
The Ocean City, MD beach stretches 10 miles, a spit of land off the Maryland Eastern Shore. It takes up the southern end of Fenwick Island that stretches north into Delaware, a barrier island sheltering Chincoteague Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.
Since its days as home to Native Americans, the island has felt storms come and go. But its fine gray white sands and tufts of dunes grass survive to welcome contemporary visitors.
- You may prefer the beach first thing in the morning. It has been cleaned by overnight crews and left to soft rolling waves and early birds.
- You may spend mornings and afternoons building castles and digging holes in the sand with the kids or grandkids.
- You may like to sit to reminisce about your own beach memories among friends and neighbours as dinner approaches, or
- You may want to stroll along the water’s edge under the moonlight.
Still free after all these years!
Ocean City’s beaches remain admission free, an increasing rarity among mid-Atlantic resorts. While surf fishing brings many back to the shore, several beaches are designated for increasingly popular surfing events. The surfing beaches rotate, you your always have a place to ride the Atlantic waves.
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Ocean City brings tourists to its cottages, condos, and first rate family-friendly hotels. There are pubs, bistros, and boardwalk amusements along with shopping and midway games. People vacation at Ocean City because of its marlin fishing, award winning golf courses, and the delectable Chesapeake blue crab, of course.
People party, picnic, and play on the Boardwalk, listed among the top five U.S. boardwalk attractions by National Geographic and America’s Best Online. It’s a cotton candy, fresh lemonade, and burger and fries opportunity, a miniature golf sort of town. It’s fudge, salt water taffy, and music and lights. It calls for flip-flops, suntan lotion, and board shorts. Still, it’s the beautiful, clean, and free beaches that create and capture memories in sight, sound, and smell.