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Things to Do With Dogs in OCMD

Things to Do With Dogs in OCMD

Fall is the best time of year for dogs to join in on deserving vacations. It’s a ruff world out there, and we could all use some time relaxing by the beach. Looking for things to do in Ocean City, MD, with dogs? Fur-tunately, Explore OC has the best doggy days planned out.

From October 1st to April 30th, pups are allowed on the beach and Boardwalk! Pack up and get ready for a paw-some family adventure in Ocean City this fall.

A Dog’s Guide to a Heckin' Good Time in Ocean City, MD

Listen up puppers! We’ve got the scoop on all the best treats and places to play fetch while you’re here. 

Beach & Boardwalk

Go show those waves who’s boss and doggy paddle along until you tire your tail off! Besides, the hoomans keep throwing their stick in the water so you have to go retrieve it. The Boardwalk is always fun, with all the yummy smells of Thrasher’s Fries, Dumser’s Dairyland Ice Cream, and the chance to see other doggos out on the town.

Local Parks

Besides the beach, there’s plenty of other spots you and your hooman are sure to enjoy. Northside Park in North Ocean City has gorgeous views of the bay with piers to keep the people distracted while you roll around in the grass. There are also walking trails to meet other doggo friends, sports fields, and much more to explore. Assateague Island is open to tackle the waves year-round and soak up the sunshine and salty water. Homer Gudelsky Park - lovingly referred to as Stinky Beach by locals - is on the west side of the bay just outside Ocean City, and it’s always a favorite spot for pups to have a beach day.

Pet-Friendly Places to Eat

Now we’re talking! Where can a good dog get some treats around here? Many of the best spots to eat in Ocean City are also dog-friendly! Let them enjoy a meal at Malia’s Cafe, drinks at Micky Fins Bar & Grill, or dine at De Lazy Lizard, while you lay down in the cool breeze with a chilled bowl of water. Beautiful views, good food and drinks, AND they get to spend time with their favorite pet? Now that’s an off-fur they can’t refuse!

Start barking at the hoomans to get a move on! We’ve got to embrace the dog days of the off-season while we can. See you soon for some good pets and fun at the beach.


Once you get the family onboard, remind them to check out our Super Deals while in town! 

Save BIG on your favorite Ocean City restaurants and food, things to do, and shopping! How do they work? It’s simple! Local businesses partner with Explore OC to offer you exclusive discounts that you won’t find anywhere else. Just choose your deal, enter your email, click the "Claim" button, and your Super Deal will be emailed to you! 

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