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Discover Castle in the Sand Hotel, a unique beach vacation resort in Ocean City, Maryland. Make The Castle your beach destination, your playground at the beach, a true resort for fun and relaxation. Enjoy the salt air and the fresh ocean breeze and all that The Castle in the Sand Hotel has to offer to create family traditions and make lasting memories for you and your family to cherish for years to come. Experience the amenities here at The Castle to make your stay a pleasant one…

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Kid's Activities

Count on an uproariously good time for kids and parents alike with Lady J. Castle kids can participate in many fun-filled activities such as arts and crafts, pet shell making, fabulous face and body painting, and making a message in a bottle. There are mermaid tales, tales of pirates and lost treasure, and even a hunt for buried treasure! Everyone gets to share in the loot!

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Olympic Swimming Pool with Diving Board

The Castle is home to one of the largest pools in Ocean City. Our pool is a 25 meter Olympic-sized pool with a diving board. The pool ranges in depth from three feet to twelve feet accommodating guests of all ages. Red Cross certified lifeguards are on duty (in season). Lounge chairs and tables with chairs are available surrounding the perimeter of the pool. Food and beverage service is also provided poolside.

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Castle Beach Stand

Rent beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards from our convenient location on the beach directly in front of The Castle. Rentals are available on a daily or weekly basis. Castle guests can charge these rentals to their room.

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The Castle in the Sand Hotel, an affordable ocean city accommodation, is popular with guests and returning guests with live local entertainment in season. From May 2 until October 20, Coconuts, our open-air, oceanfront beach restaurant, hosts live musical entertainment by popular local musicians. On Coconuts patio you can sit back, relax, enjoy a super-stuffed sandwich fresh off the grill, your favorite frosty frozen drink or a cold beer, and listen to your favorite beach tunes. Our musicians play top 40 as well as many of the “oldies but goodies” that everyone loves to hear. Our 2024 entertainment schedule will be packed with fabulous music so be sure to check the schedule on our Entertainment page, or at the front desk upon your arrival.  Coconuts Beach Bar offers the best happy hour in town.  Happy Hour is daily from 5:00pm to 6:00pm with 2-for-1 drink specials.

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The Beach House Restaurant

The Beach House Restaurant offers convenient dining in a casual setting. In the mornings, a la carte breakfast and a breakfast buffet are served. There is also a breakfast menu just for kids. Here you will find traditional breakfast selections including eggs, pancakes, French toast, waffles, omelettes and more.

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Coconuts Beach Bar and Grill

Relax with friends and family at Coconuts, our outdoor, open-air, beachfront patio restaurant. Coconuts’ expansive menu includes a large variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and a menu just for kids! A full bar is also available. Enjoy live entertainment on the patio from May 2 through October 20, 2024.

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Beach Service

The Castle in the Sand Hotel is one of the only hotels in Ocean City, MD with food and beverage service on the beach. Keep your feet in the sand and a drink in your hand! Coconuts’ beach waitresses will serve you lunch and drinks on the beach directly in front of the Castle. Look for one of our bikini-clad staff on the beach and order your favorite sandwich and drink without ever having to leave the beach!

Beach service is available Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting.

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Family Movie Night...FREE

Back by popular demand! Every Tuesday night is Family Movie Night on Coconuts oceanfront patio! Enjoy free family-friendly movies by Disney, Pixar and more outdoors under the stars with free popcorn and candy. Come early and have dinner at Coconuts, or an ice cream sundae at our ice cream shop, Take A Dip! Afterwards sit back, relax and enjoy the free movie! Movies start at dusk. Family movie nights start on June 18 with the last one on August 20.

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At The Castle, we know that Ocean City hotel rates need to be affordable. Be sure to check our Ocean City Hotel Specials available at The Castle in the Sand Hotel. Our vacation packages in Ocean City are sure to assist you in making your vacation plans.

If you are planning a family reunion, the wedding of your dreams, or a golf getaway, our Guest Services Specialist is available to assist you in making The Castle in the Sand Hotel your premiere Ocean City Maryland destination.

Call us today, toll-free, at 1-800-552-SAND.