I prefer beaches during off season when it is still warm enough but not crowded. I enjoy the beach as a place to relax, not for swimming, so that works.
We went to Ocean City, a peninsula jutting out of Maryland, this past October on Chol Hamoed Sukkot for a few days. Many of the regular Ocean City attractions such as the amusement parks, boating and water sports were closed for the season when we came but there was still plenty for us to do such as mini golf, go karting, and biking on the Boardwalk in addition to enjoying the actual beach. We were lucky to have sunny days in the low 70’s (Back home most days were rainy.)
We stayed in the Carousel Hotel in a two bedroom suite with a kitchenette overlooking the ocean. The price was amazingly affordable since it was off season.
The hotel is just a couple of minutes drive from the local Chabad Center. The Rabbi, Rabbi Cohen and his family, are extremely welcoming. They opened their home and very large sukkah to all the visitors and many families brought their food to eat at the Cohen’s sukkah when they needed. They make all feel welcome and are delighted by all the visitors they have. Visiting Ocean City on Chol Hamoed is quite popular when the weather is nice.
Posted: January 3, 2021
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13719 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD 21842
Hours: Check online or call for minyan times.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 3 hours, 45 minutes
Lakewood: 3 hours, 20 minutes
Monsey: 4 hours, 10 minutes