Handicapped Accessibility

 
 
 
Ocean City works constantly to make streets, sidewalks, the beach, bay and boardwalk accessible to those with disabilities or limited mobility. Check back here regularly for updates on new amenities.
 
 
FREE SURF CHAIR PROGRAM
Beach-accessible wheelchairs are available at the Sports & Civic Center, 6th Street and Boardwalk from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program is for individuals of all ages. “Surf Chairs” provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the surf and sand. The chairs must be used at Sixth Street Beach or picked up at facility. You must have large vehicle for transportation. Available Memorial Day to Labor Day. Reservations is strongly suggested. Daily or 1-week maximum. Call 609-525-9304.
 
BEACH ACCESS
Accessibility measures include ADA-compliant ramps over the boardwalk or bulkhead, hard-packed dune crossovers and, in some places, plastic "mobi-mats" across portions of soft sand. Accessible beaches include:
  • 1st Street
  • 3rd Street
  • Park Place
  • 4th Street
  • Brighton Place
  • Music Pier North Side
  • Music Pier South Side
  • 11th Street
  • 12th Street
  • 13th Street
  • 14th Street
  • 34th Street
  • 40th Street
  • 46th Street
  • 53rd Street
  • 54th Stret
  • 55th Street
  • 58th Street
  • 59th Street
 
BOARDWALK AND BEACH REST ROOMS
Rest rooms are located at 1st Street, 6th Street, Music Pier, 11th Street, 12th Street, 34th Street Playground, 58th Street Beach. All bathrooms are handicapped accessible.
 
PARKING AT METERS BY HANDICAPPED PLACARD HOLDERS
According to the NJ Division of Disability Services, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission and 39:4-207-(C.39:4-207)- When parking at a metered space, a driver or passenger with a placard or handicapped license plate must put the appropriate amount of money in the meter. If the vehicle will occupy the space for more than the maximum amount that the meter holds, the driver must fill the meter to the maximum amount. This will permit the vehicle to occupy the space for up to 24 hours, and no further payment will be required during that time.
 
PARKING IN MUNICIPAL LOTS
All municipal lots include handicapped spots with access for the disabled. Regular fees apply in-season.