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Bringing your pets to Ocean City

Pet Friendly Hotels
Pet Friendly Restaurants
Rules for pets in Ocean City

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Rules for Pets

Pets are permitted on the beach or Boardwalk between October 1st and April 30th, but not permitted during the summer season. Pets are allowed in the Assateague National Seashore Park (although not on State Park beaches) year round. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times and the owner/handler is responsible for removing any waste from public or private property. If you’re traveling to Ocean City in season and want to let your pet stretch its legs, the Ocean City Dog Playground is located at Little Salisbury Park on 94th St. For information call Ocean City Recreation & Parks at 410-250-0125.

Caring for your pets in Ocean City

There are several veterinarian offices around the Ocean City region. When planning your vacation with your pet, consider contacting them in advance to arrange for any of your dog’s specific needs or just to have some peace of mind about the treatment and hours available.


VCA Delmarva Animal Hospital
10311 Old Ocean City Boulevard, Berlin, MD(410) 629-1800

Ocean City Animal Hospital
11843 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD
(410) 213-1170

Berlin Animal Hospital
10302 Old Ocean City Blvd, Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 641-1841

Precious Paws Animal Hosp Inc
118 Atlantic AveOcean View, DE 19970
(302) 539-5763

Whaleyville Animal Hospital
8901 Whaleyville Rd, Whaleyville, MD 21872
(410) 352-3311

Sussex Veterinary Hospital Ltd
30053 Vines Creek Rd,
Dagsboro, DE 19939
(302) 732-9433


Pet Friendly Hotels

There are several pet friendly hotels in all areas of Ocean City, Maryland.  Remember that you cannot have your dog on the beach or boardwalk between May 1st and September 30th. Dogs must be leashed at all times in Ocean City and Berlin. Assateague National Park’s beach allows dogs year-round, but the State park at Assateague does not allow any pets.  Therefore, you will need to be sure that when you bring you dog to the beach from May 1 to September 30, you have what you need to keep your pet happy and quiet in the hotels.  

Pet Friendly Hotels

OC Surf Villas


Aloft Ocean City



Pet Friendly Restaurants

Many of the restaurants in Ocean City and Berlin not only allow your dogs, but they are actually pet-friendly.  The Clarion allows pets and lets you take them to the outdoor restaurant there.  The Aloft has pet treats and water stations waiting for you when you arrive. Their restaurants are pet-friendly as well.  Macky’s has a beach where you dog can cool down and Blacksmith in Berlin has two outdoor deck areas where you dog can comfortably wait for you to finish eating.

Pet Friendly Places to Eat

Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill

Lenny’s Beach Bar and Grill

Angler Restaurant and Bar



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