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Ocean City, Maryland

Read SAYIT's advice on and contact information for accommodation and J1 summer job hunting in Ocean City, Maryland, USA.

Ocean City is a resort town in the state of Maryland between the Atlantic Ocean and Isle of Wight Bay. It's about a 2-and-a-half-hour drive to Washington D.C. or Balitmore city from Ocean City. In summer, the 10-mile stretch of free Atlantic Ocean beach features swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, surf, fishing and other pursuits.  There are 2 full-scale amusement parks, mini golf courses, and a 3-mile ocean-front boardwalk (the main shopping district and entertainment area of the town) loaded with shops and restaurants. The Beach Bus is a great way to get around Ocean City. It costs $3 a day and you can take unlimited trips. During the summer months this bus is very frequent it runs approx. every 10 minutes. 


Accommodation is in good supply here. Nowhere from 1st street to about 120th street is more than a five-minute walk from the beach, so it's a great destination if you're looking to spend the summer on the shore. To be close to the boardwalk, and where most J1 Students stay, you want to live between about 3rd and 30th street. There is a Walmart and a shopping centre a short bus ride away for your shopping and groceries.  

Company Name

Phone Number

Jarman House

 +1 410-289-7678.


The Ocean City Convention & Visitors Bureau

+1 410-723-8600.


OC Beach Getaways

Keep in mind that they charge a processing fee of $50 and refundable security deposit. 

+1 410-289-8531

E-mail: reserve@ocbeachgetaways.com 



 Ocean City Maryland Seasonal Workforce  

E-mail: ocworkforce@oceancity.org


These 2 websites provide information on all things to do in Ocean City as well as accommodation information:

  1. http://ocean-city.com/ocean-city-maryland-real-estate/ocean-city-md-Seasonal-Rentals
  2. http://www.oceancity.md/rentals.html.

You can check out Apartment List as well.


Job Hunting

There are lots of summer jobs available here!

Plenty of restaurants around the city employ J1ers as waiters, hosts and bus boys.  Just remember that you may need to be over 21 to get a job waiting tables while there's no age restriction for hosts or bus boys.

The following list are some restaurants that you could try:



Contact No.


Buxy's Salty Dog Saloon

28th St. Bayside

+1 410-289-0973


The Embers Restaurant

24th St.  Coastal


+1 410-289-3322


Phillips Seafood Restaurant

14101 Coastal


+1 410-250-1200


Phillips Crab House

2004 Philadelphia Ave.

+1 410-289-6821


Jonah & the Whale  

2600 Baltimore Ave.

+1 410-524-2722



Macky's Bayside Bar and Grill

5311 Coastal Highway

 +1 410-723-5565


The Bayside Skillet

7701 Coastal Hwy

 +1 410-524-7950



Previous J1ers have found employment at Splash Mountain Water Park (30th St. And Coastal Highway).  Contact them at: +1 410-289-3477.

Check out Ocean City Jobs as well.

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