Local Information, Area Attractions, Things To Do

Tourist Information

Web Cameras

  • Ocean City Webcam - The official Ocean City Webcam live stream showing Dorchester St. and the Boardwalk.
  • The Kite Loft Beachcam - A view of the beach looking across the boardwalk from the Kite Loft shop at 6th Street.
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge Web Cams - 10 different camera views of traffic on U.S. 50, the main route to Ocean City from Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, and points south and west.

Public Services

  • Town of Ocean City - The official (government) Web site of Ocean City, MD. In addition to the typical municipal type information – offices of the Mayor and City Council, emergency services, recreation and parks, police – you will also find local bus schedules and Boardwalk Tram info.
  • Atlantic General Hospital - Not-for-profit medical center located in Berlin, Maryland.
  • 75th Street Medical Center - Walk-in medical centers, offering family practice, urgent care and treatment for minor emergencies. Open 7 days a week, now with 2 main locations... you guessed it – 75th St. (7408 Coastal Hwy) and a second location at 126th St. (12601-D Coastal Hwy).

Local Attractions

  • Jolly Roger Amusement Parks - With 5 theme parks in Ocean City, kids young and old will find something to keep them amused. And, be sure to check their Web site for special deals & discount coupons before your visit.
  • Glen Riddle Golf Club - Two 18-hole golf courses – one daily fee and one private – located about 20 minutes away in Berlin, MD
  • Ocean City Golf Club - Two public 18-hole courses – the recently re-built Newport Bay Course and the original Seaside Course, which was established in 1959 – located about 30 minutes away in Berlin, MD.
  • Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links - An 18-hole, Scottish-style course with all but one hole having direct views of Sinepuxent Bay – about 30 minutes away in Berlin, MD.

Local Restaurants

  • BJ's On The Water - Seafood, Steaks, Sandwiches, Salads, Live Music, 75th Street & the Bay (check their Web site for a Duck Bucks coupon)
  • The Bonfire Restaurant - All-You-Can-Eat seafood, beef, salad, and pasta buffet, typical American entrees, 71st Street & Coastal Hwy
  • Phillips Seafood Restaurants - All-You-Can-Eat seafood buffet, a la carte menu, and carry out from 3 locations; the original (1956) location at 21st Street and Philadelphia Ave., 15th Street Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel oceanside, and 141st Street & Coastal Hwy
  • Harrison's Harbor Watch - Seafood, Raw Bar, Casual Dining, the southern end of the Boardwalk at the Ocean City Inlet
  • The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille - Pub Food, Wings, Sliders, Burgers, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, a 5-minute walk across the street from the Sea Watch Condos at 116th Street
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House - Steak House, Fine Dining, Glen Riddle Clubhouse, Berlin, MD

Ocean City Day Trips & Short Excursions

  • Assateague State Park - With a nature center, hiking trails, a guarded swimming area, and surf fishing beaches. Be sure to check their Web site for opening times, camping reservations, fishing guides, and day use service charges. It's only about 35 minutes from the Sea Watch... and yes, there really are wild ponies running around the park.
  • Assateaque Island National Seashore - Open all year (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) the visitor center should be your first stop. Kids will enjoy the marine aquariums, touch tank, and depending upon their age and attention spans, possibly the film about the wild horses. Of course, nice restrooms will probably also be welcome after your trip there and before you head into the park where the public facilities are less... modern.
  • Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge - Located in Virginia, on the southern end of Assateaque Island, this destination is about an hour and a half drive from the Sea Watch. So, it might be a little far for a day trip. However, since most people living anywhere near the area have heard about the famous Chincoteaque Pony Swim, it is still a very popular destination for many.
  • Isle of Wight Nature Park - Located on the small peninsula of land between the Route 90 bridges just west of Ocean City, this day use recreation area features a long wooden pier on the south side of the park that projects out into the Isle of Wight Bay and a boardwalk promenade along the water at the east end of the area. To get there from the Sea Watch, head south on Coastal Highway to 62nd St. and turn right (West) onto Ocean City Expressway (Route 90). After crossing the first bridge, turn left (South) at the traffic light on St. Martin's Neck Road. This special area of the park is managed by the Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks.