The Kite Loft

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Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Year 2010 marked the 35th anniversary of The Kite Loft, retailing kites, kite accessories, aerial toys, windsocks, banners, yard ornaments, and other fun products for everyone!
From its humble beginnings on a side street off the ocean in downtown Ocean City, Maryland, The Kite Loft now boasts two kite shop retail stores in Ocean City MD, with its headquarters on 5th Street on the Boardwalk. The Kite Loft hosts worldwide kiting events annually. These kiting events draw contestants, exhibitors and visitors from around the world. Contestants display their kite flying talents with stunt kites and other kites with unique kite flying abilities and wonders.
Entry into the Kite Loft store transports you to a world of brilliant colors, spinning windsocks, flying toys, whizzing rubberbands, floating kinetics, tinkling wind chimes, sky chairs, windwheels and, of course, lots of kites.
The Kite Loft was founded by Bill "King of the Wind" Ochse, who by his sheer energy and natural charisma managed to elevate Ocean City to its status of Kite Capital of the World by 1978. Currently, The Kite Loft is owned and operated by Jay and Mary Lynn Knerr who have strived to maintain that status. Ocean City, Maryland hosts two International Kite Festivals, held every last weekend in April and third weekend after Labor Day.

Recent Reviews

The Kite Loft
Patrick Pagal : 5 on 9/29/2021 2:41 am
What an awesome place! We visited this store while on vacation and it has a little bit of everything. The one thing that I was interested in was trick kites and the guy that I talked with was very knowledgeable. He knew the optimum wind speed and was even giving my some tips on how to fly one of these kites.

You can see in the photos that this place has a wide selection of novelties, kites, wind runners, jewelry and so much more. I guarantee that there will be something here for the whole family. This is in ocean city, MD and whether your a local or on vacation you won’t be disappointed when you stop in here.

The prices were also very reasonable and the staff was very friendly to me. Thanks team at the kite loft for an awesome experience!
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Shannon M : 5 on 8/10/2021 2:58 pm
This is a beautiful store! It has a wide variety of kites and has souvenirs for the whole family. The associates are friendly and helpful! It has a great location on the Ocean City boardwalk. It's definitely worth checking out!
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JR Sauer : 5 on 9/13/2023 4:55 pm
Phenomenal store with a HUGE selection of merchandise! 2 floors of shopping make this gem a MUST VISIT when you're on the boards! I stop in quite a few times a year, and never leave empty handed. The quality of goods being sold are top notch. I own kites, flags, clothing, coffee mugs, kitchen decor, magnets, etc and have had no issues with anything. The staff is extremely friendly, and quite helpful when deciding between items. I highly recommend stopping in, you won't be sorry!
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