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Great selection and knowledgeable staff
Great staff! Super friendly and very knowledgeable. They also offer free lessons for all types of kite flying! We visited during a kite festival and it was just a wonderful experience. We have...
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Wonderful, Unique Beach Boardwalk Store!
Just walking past this place gives my heart a lift seeing all the fun, colorful flags, spinners and streamers outside taking advantage of the beach’s windy breeze! It’s the picture of what a beach...
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also free lessons
Bought my second kite from these folks yesterday. First kite, maybe 5-6 years ago, was a simple one-line kite, and I still have and use that. But I wanted a 2-line stunt kite, so I went in and asked...
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The Kite Loft

Open Today 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
511 Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 289-7855


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.
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