6 Activities to Help You Cool Down in Ocean City

The heat is on in Ocean City, as summer is now in full swing, and staying cool is sure to be on the minds of most individuals. Although a dip in the ocean is always an easy cooldown option, there are some other activities you can take part in this summer to make your time in Ocean City a cool, refreshing and fun one.


Kayak rentals are readily available on the island. You can choose to rent a kayak to enjoy at your own speed or sign up for one or more kayaking tours, which take place on the bay and throughout the inlets. Some of the vendors offering kayak rentals include Daks Kayaks, Harbor OutfittersBaycats and more.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is another option to get you out and about on the water this summer. As popularity continues to grow, more and more SUP vendors, rental spots and tours are popping up to keep up with the demand for SUP adventures. SUP rentals are available for those who like to take a solo excursion as well as those who wish to join a SUP group or take part in a fun multi-faceted activity like SUP yoga. New to the SUP sport? No worries, as many spots also offer beginner lessons to get you up and on the board in no time. Spots to reserve your SUP items and join in tours and lessons include Ocean City Paddle Company, Daks Kayaks, Harbor Outfitters, to name a few.


Looking for a faster form of on-the-water entertainment? Tubing provides an exciting cooldown option. Reserve a spot with Totally Tubular Watersports and get ready for an exhilarating ride on the water. Best of all is that you don’t need any experience to take part in tubing…you just need to know how to hold on tight!


Although not technically an in-the-water activity, parasailing will take you high above the water, providing bird’s-eye views and a stellar breeze along the way. Spots where you can sign up for a high-flying adventure include Fly OCNJ Parasail and Ocean City Parasail.

Waverunner Rentals

For those who want to feel the wind in their hair bayside, waverunner rentals are an ideal option. Rent a watercraft for your desired amount of time and partake in some fun on the water solo or with friends. Two waverunner rental locations to try include Wet ‘n Wild Waverunner Rentals and Bayview Marina.

Water Park Fun

Ocean City also has a water park, conveniently located on the boardwalk, which offers a refreshing cooldown option for the whole family to enjoy together. OC Waterpark, located at 728 Boardwalk, offers multiple waterslides, a lazy river and even a Lil’ Buc’s Bay playground area for the smaller kids in the family. In addition to water fun, OC Waterpark also offers miniature golf, a rock wall and extreme air jumping. A variety of passes are available, so you have the option to choose how long you want your water park fun to last and which activities you want to take part in throughout the day.


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