© TripAdvisor 2019
#2 of 15 Shopping in Ocean City
Bright, Festive, exciting, and way more than just kites!
have been coming to the Kite Loft for many many years, and it is one of my mother's favorite stops! The store is quite colorful, and could put one into sensory overload...lol. it brings out...read full review
worth a stop
The shop is right on the boardwalk. It's clean, friendly employees, pricey. Alot of merchandise. You can probably find something in here to buy.read full review
Our lawn ornaments didn’t last one season
Spent a lot of money buying several items to decorate our lawn and porch . The spinning lawn ornaments didn’t last through the summer . One of the wings came of of the birds and we found it a few...read full review
The Kite Loft
Please call for hours
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.