Our friends very graciously invited us out to their beach house for a long weekend in Ocean City, MD last month. The house is just two doors down from the boardwalk and is such a treat to stay at.
My favorite part of Ocean City is riding beach cruisers on the boardwalk. Bikes are allowed on the boardwalk until 10am, so David and I always wake up early, eat a quick breakfast, and enjoy a couple hours riding around and taking pictures before the crowds descend.
The last time we were in Ocean City there was a sand sculpture of the Last Supper. This year’s sand sculpture was just as impressive.
The boardwalk is 2.25 miles from one end to the next sandwiched between a large, sandy beach, and low-scale buildings on the other: hotels, beach houses, lots of tourist shops and restaurants serving boardwalk fare like funnel cakes, boardwalk fries, pizza, and softshell crab sandwiches. A tram runs along the boardwalk after 11am and takes passengers from one end to the other for $3.
At one end of the boardwalk is an amusement park with a pretty big selection of fair rides and games.
Near the amusement park is a fishing pier that’s a prime picture taking spot for great beach views like the one below.
Watching a sand soccer tournament.
Fisher’s Popcorn has been in the same location on the boardwalk since 1937. I don’t usually eat refined sugar, but I cheated and tried some of their caramel corn. I’m convinced it’s the best popcorn in the world.
On our last night at the beach we went digging for sand crabs for one of our friends to use as fishing bait. We used our cell phones as flash lights and dug right at the waterline once the sun set. The ladies dug and we let our guys pick the crabs up and put them in the bucket (they reminded me of cock roaches!). It was one of the most fun things I’ve ever done.
Have you been to Ocean City? What’s your favorite thing to do there? Any other beaches we should check out?
linking up with Jack of All Trades at A Harvest of Blessing