Ocean City Maryland Location and How To Get Here

Where is the Town of Ocean City Maryland located?

Ocean City Maryland is a town located in Worcester County, on the Atlantic coast, in the state of Maryland.  It is bordered by Delaware on the north, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Ocean City Inlet on the south and a couple bays and tributaries on the west.

The Town of Ocean City Maryland is located on the eastern most area of Worcester County with a little over 9 miles of coastline bordering the Atlantic Ocean from the Ocean City Inlet to the Delaware Line.  At one time the Ocean City area was connected to what is now Assateague Island, but the Chesapeake-Potomac Hurricane of 1933 created the Ocean City Inlet, after which the decision was made to maintain this harbor, barriers were erected to make this permanent.

Ocean City Maryland is a part of the Fenwick Islandbarrier spit along the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware and Maryland in the United States. It contains the communities of South Bethany and Fenwick Island in Delaware along with Ocean City, Maryland.[1][2]

As defined by the United States Census Bureau, Ocean City Maryland is part of the Salisbury Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is a metropolitan area centered around the city of Salisbury, Maryland and including portions of the U.S. states of Delaware and Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula. The metropolitan area consists of four counties: SomersetWicomico, and Worcester in Maryland and Sussex in Delaware.[1]

Maryland State Map Worcester County highlighted
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How To Get To Ocean City Maryland

Ocean City Maryland has three major land gateways, through Maryland there is Route 50 Ocean Gateway, across the Harry W Kelly Memorial Bridge, and the Ocean City Expressway, Route 90, bridge.  From the north there is Coastal Hwy, Route 1, from Fenwick Island Delaware, that becomes MD Route 528 at the MD-DE line.  Route 1 may, also, be accessed via Route 54, Lighthouse Road.

Ocean City Municipal Airport (KOXB, FAA Identifier: OXB), though located in the Town of Berlin Maryland, it is publicly owned by the Mayor & City Council of Ocean City Maryland, and is 2 miles SW of Ocean City [Map]

Ocean City Amtrak Station (OCM) located at 12848 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City Park and Ride, Ocean City, MD 21842 [Map].  The nearest Amtrak stations are in Baltimore MD and at BWI Airport, MD, where you will then transfer to a bus to complete your trip.  Use the Amtrak website for complete routing information.

Greyhound Bus Service is located at 12848 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City Park and Ride, Ocean City, MD 21842 [Map].

BayRunner East Shuttle located at 12848 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City Park and Ride, Ocean City, MD 21842 [Map].  Provides daily, scheduled, high quality transport services for airline passengers traveling from Cambridge, Salisbury, Easton, Kent Island, Ocean Pines and Ocean City to, and from, Baltimore-Washington International Airport or the Baltimore Greyhound Bus Terminal.

Shore Transit coordinates with Greyhound (Links with Shore Transit buses at the Tri-County Council Multi-Purpose Center, in Salisbury), DART First State (Delmar – Salisbury – Pocomoke), the OC Beach Bus (Salisbury – OC – Pocomoke) and MD Upper Shore Transit (MUST) coordinating transportation for Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties.

DART First State bus service is available from Rehobeth Beach DE to Ocean City MD, and points in between.  Some routes are Seasonal ONLY, please check website for availability, routes, times, prices, etc.

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More Information About the Town of Ocean City Maryland

Town of Ocean City, MD, City Hall is located at 301 Baltimore Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842 [Map]
Ph. 410.289.8221  |  Website: http://www.oceancitymd.gov/
Hrs of Operation: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Ocean City Zip Codes

Ocean City Maryland consists of the zip code 21842, and the US Post Office with zip code 21843

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What are the Ocean City Maryland Laws, Codes, Ordinances, etc.?

Looking to find out what is legal and not legal, less any ambiguities, here in Ocean City Maryland? The Town of Ocean City made it easy for us to find out what the laws are, effective as of December 20th 1999, by Order of the Mayor and City Council, they are published online.  Want to know about the laws on skateboarding in the town limits?  How late you are allowed to stay on the beach?  Here you will find the answers…

You will find the entire set of laws, codes, ordinances at:


Once on this Municode website page for the Town of Ocean City you are able to Search, Save, Print and Email parts or the complete documents.

These Municipal Codes are kept up to date, and at the top of the page, you will see when the last update was published.

The officers listed on the page were in office as of the last codification, or permanent update, to the Municipal Codes, and will be adjusted when the Municode database is updated next.

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