Mother Nature sure knows how to put on quite a display. Each night, we gaze into the sunset and think how lucky we are to live in such a gorgeous area. But, for visitors to one of our favorite beach towns, you want to get the most bang for your vacation buck. So, we’ve rounded up a list of the 9 best places to watch the sunset in Ocean City, MD.
Northside Park, 127th St.
Referred to as a “hidden treasure,” Northside Park has everything to offer. From popular events such as “Sundaes in the Park” to baseball and soccer fields, a playground and an outdoor gym, the 58-acre area is great for fishing, exercising, and walking your furry friend. Take a walk out on the pier at sundown to see the Assawoman Bay skyline illuminated orange and red.
Sunset Park, S Division St.
Beginning July 6, every Thursday through the end of August is termed “party night” at Sunset Park. A free concert from 7-9pm, and an ideal location looking out at the Isle of Wight Bay– What more could you ask for? Catch Sir Rod, Full Circle, and many others this summer! For the full list of performances visit ococean.com.
BJ’s on the Water, 75th St.
With a newly renovated bayfront dining area, you will find yourself mesmerized by the atmosphere whether you are seated inside or outside. BJ’s offers a picturesque view of the bay, perfect for watching the sunset while finishing up your meal.
Mackys, 53rd St.
One of many town favorites, Macky’s Bayside Bar and Grill has outdoor seating on the bay, creating a beautiful atmosphere made up of sand, palm trees and swimming access in parts of the water. Whether you are looking for a wild Friday night or a calm, relaxing Wednesday afternoon, check out Macky’s sunset at least once while you are in town.
Fager’s Island, 56th St.
An “Award-winning and popular destination,” Fager’s is famous for its sunsets. As the sun meets the horizon, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture is combined with confetti and a toast with affordable champagne is available every night. Even if classical music isn’t for you, check out this well-known destination to see what all of the talk is about. From pub fare to fine dining, Fager’s has something for everyone.
Fenwick Inn, 138th St.
OC360 Eats and Drinks is located on the rooftop of Fenwick Inn. With windows welcoming the changing colors of the sky at sundown, the restaurant offers ideal views of the Atlantic Ocean and a unique perspective over the town. Priding themselves as the only rooftop restaurant in Ocean City–and yes, it is in Ocean City despite the name of the hotel–they offer a private dining room, full-service catering, and dinner parties as well as a simple night out for dinner, drinks and a view.
Fish Tales, 21st St.
Dig your feet in the sand underneath your table, order some drinks, and enjoy the view. With a welcoming, family-friendly environment, Fish Tales overlooks the bay on 21st St., located in Bahia Marina. So whether you want to watch the marina bring in tuna, mahi mahi and other catches throughout the day, sit down and enjoy some fish tacos, or keep trying to conquer that hook and ring toss, Fish Tales has it all.
Seacrets, 49th St.
You can’t go wrong with Happy Hour specials Monday-Friday from 4-7pm. At Seacrets, you’ll find the ideal spot in Ocean City to watch the sun disappear below the skyline. Palm Trees, performance stages, dining in the water, and a brand new Distillery are just a few of the many perks that make Seacrets the desired destination for both locals and visitors that it has become today.
Judith M Sunset Cruise
Selling tickets for $23, each including one free child, and additional children at $9 each, the Judith M leaves the dock at 7:30 daily, returning by 9pm. Catch a perfect view of the sun going down, a colorful horizon on the ocean, dolphins in the water and wild ponies on the tip of Assateague Island while listening to an informative, entertaining narration by Captain Seth. To purchase your tickets, visit Bahia Marina on 21st St. or call 410-289-7438. Learn more here on their website!