Ocean Pines is a residential community nestled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in northern Worcester County, featuring more than nine miles of waterfront property on 3,000 acres of wooded areas. Amenities include a beachfront restaurant in Ocean City, and a public Yacht Club in Ocean Pines. There are also five pools, two marinas, a premier racquet sports complex, and a Robert Trent Jones Sr - designed championship golf course. Originally established in 1968, today the community has 8,452 platted lots and is home to 12,000 full-time residents and 8,000 part-time residents and guests.
The community began as a retirement resort in 1968 but today is the largest residential community in Worcester County, with a diverse demographic and award-winning reputation. Ocean Pines has its own police department, fire department, water system, public works department, and amenities that are managed by the homeowner's association, Ocean Pines Association, Inc.
Located just five miles inland from the ocean resort town of Ocean City - Ocean Pines is the perfect place to live, full or part-time, or spend your summers if you love to be near the water. In fact, much of the Ocean Pines community shoulders coastal bay water. Take a short ride to the ocean and take a walk on the famous boardwalk to see all that it has to offer. No matter what you’re looking for, from family fun to the nightlife, Ocean City won’t disappoint!
A benefit of living in this community is the HOA. You can rest assured that the homes and common areas are consistently taken care of and well-maintained. Knowing that your property’s value will remain consistent is another added benefit to consider. Ultimately, you will have more opportunities and time to get to know your neighbors.
Worcester County Schools
If you are looking to make Ocean Pines your main home and have children, Berlin, MD is served by the Worcester county public school system. Ranked the 3rd best school district in Maryland - it has 6,882 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Ocean Pines offers something for everyone: robust recreation programs, more than a dozen parks and walking trails, five swimming pools, two marinas, a premier racquet sports facility, a Robert Trent Jones Sr - designed championship golf course and more await.
Don’t know where to start? Take a look at the latest Ocean Pines Maryland Activity Guide.
Here you can find a wealth of information on parks and walking trails, special events, as well as activities for kids and adults.
Recreation and Parks
With over a dozen recreation parks and several walking trails, nature lovers will enjoy taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of the community. Whether you want to have a picnic while taking in the beautiful views of the St. Martin River or go fresh-water fishing at Bainbridge Park, the options are endless.
If swimming is your thing, well you’re in luck! The Ocean Pines Beach Club Pool is the coolest spot in town! Located at the Beach Club property in Ocean City, the 30ft x 54ft swimming pool also provides plenty of deck space, lounge chairs, restaurant and bar, and easy ocean access with chair and umbrella rentals. The Yacht Club Pool overlooks the Isle of Wight Bay and is nestled next to the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. The 32 x 75 foot swimming pool is surrounded by spacious sun decks and conveniently located next to a restaurant, bar and marina facilities.
The Mumford's Landing Pool, which is situated on a bay overlooking the Ocean City skyline offers gorgeous waterfront views and features a gated zero-entry tot pool. The Swim & Racquet Club Pool features a family pool, lap lanes, a tot splash pad with a raindrop, changing rooms and showers. This pool is situated on a scenic peninsula. Lastly, the indoor Sports Core Pool hosts fitness classes, swim lessons, and special events all year for all ages and is perfect for birthday parties. You can find more information on lessons, swim classes, and events here.
Racquet Sports and Marinas
Get to know your neighbors at the Ocean Pines Racquet Center. Here you can partake in a game of pickle ball, tennis, or platform tennis (paddle). A boating day with some new friends is also a good idea at the Ocean Pines Marina! A recreational boater's paradise, the marina is conveniently located close to the heart of everything! With 86 docking facilities ready to accommodate boats up to 42 feet in length, the marina offers easy access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Isle of Wight Bay.
Ocean Pines Golf Club
Finally, enjoy the best greens on the Eastern Shore and the only championship golf course on the Delmarva Peninsula designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Memberships are available for the whole family with golf instruction, junior golf, and tournaments available. Membership is open to the public. Click here for more information.
Don’t forget about the food! Enjoy bay-front views from the Yacht Club, oceanfront scenery at the Beach Club in Ocean City, or breakfast and lunch at The Clubhouse Bar and Grille at the Ocean Pines Golf Club.
If you’re looking to grab a quick bite at the beach or off the course, then the Beach Club and The Clubhouse Bar and Grille are great choices! Grab a burger and a beer to enjoy while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from a table or the sand! Ocean access with chair and umbrella rentals, as well as locker rooms for daily storage are available. After lunch you can lounge on the spacious sundeck, play a game of volleyball, or go for a swim in the family style swimming pool.
Savor a delicious breakfast or lunch at The Clubhouse Bar and Grille before or after your tee time! Conveniently located between the 9th and 10th holes, the Clubhouse Bar and Grille restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dining in addition to carry out. Their new facility features spectacular views of the 18th green and pond, a spacious indoor bar and dining area with a fireplace and 10 big TVs, banquet room, a spacious outdoor patio with awning and dining service, and a lower-level patio with shade sails, seating, fire pit and TV.
The Ocean Pines Yacht Club features a casual to elegant dining atmosphere that overlooks the Isle of Wight Bay and skyline of Ocean City. This two-story building offers a stunning ballroom, deck, bridal and groom suites on the upper level. One the lower level you will find the indoor eatery as well as a spacious patio with fire pits, Adirondack chairs, a bandstand and a seasonal Tiki Bar and swimming pool. Make sure you check out the restaurant website to view upcoming events and the live music schedule.
Lastly, visit the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce site to see the other local restaurants in the area you may want to visit!
Reach out to Stacy to talk more about the possibility of buying a home in Ocean Pines, or anywhere at the beach: firstname.lastname@example.org or 443.465.0954.