The Pier is now open 24 Hours!

Oceanic Fishing Pier

The Oceanic Fishing Pier is a classic wooden pier stretching over 450 feet into the inlet in Ocean City, Maryland--- where the Ocean meets the Bay.
It’s a great place to fish and you don’t need a license! The Pier is open 24 hours from Memorial Day until Labor Day.
You can expect to find anything from bluefish, stripers, shad, flounder, tautog and seabass to sharks, rays, and horseshoe crabs.
Whatever you catch, the pier is equipped to handle it, with rod holders, cleaning tables, lights at night, and plenty of benches.
And … Guaranteed great views as you fish … the sunsets are spectacular!
You’ll find quality gear, bait, tackle, and crabbing supplies, as well as rod rentals, drinks, snacks, shirts and hoodies,
all served by friendly, knowledgeable staff.   And … clean restrooms!
Come on down … Bring the family … for an exciting, fun-filled day at the Pier!


Pier Admission

  • $10   - Daily pass for 12 hours
  • $20   - 3-day pass
  • $40   - Weekly pass 
  • $150 - Season Pass

Rod/Reel Rental

$10   - Daily pass for 12 hours 

Includes basic tackle setup which will be replaced if lost while fishing.

Rentals can only be used while fishing on the Pier.


$6-7- Wide variety of frozen bait, including squid, mullet, bunker, shrimp,  shiners, clams and mackerel.

$ varies - Live Bait (when available):
bloodworms, nightcrawlers, minnows, sand fleas, green crabs and eels.

Awards / Recognition

 Best Ocean City Fishing Pier

Oceanic Fishing Pier has been selected for the 2022 Best of Ocean City Award in the Fishing Pier category by the Ocean City Award Program.

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 One of the 5 Best US Fishing Piers

A MultiBrief Exclusive: Oceanic Fishing Pier identified as one of the five best fishing piers across the country.

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