Spring is the time when everyone begins to think about summer gardens. Garden centers fill with beautifully colored plants of every size and shape. If your fingers are itching to dig in the dirt and put a lovely array of greens and flowers on your property, a Beauty Spot Award is something you can strive to receive.

Each year the Ocean City Beautification Committee searches for properties which are attractive, well maintained and pleasing to the eye. To show appreciation for this effort in civic pride, the Beautification Committee and the Mayor and City Council present Beauty Spot Awards in eight categories.

Judging is based on creative landscaping or containers, percentage of flowers and ground cover, percentage of trees, shrubs and grasses. The use of native plants also is encouraged. Even those who have little or no ground can imaginatively use containers, planters, window boxes, hanging baskets, etc., to improve the street-eye appeal of their property. Efforts to disguise unattractive areas such as dumpsters, service entrances, etc., would also be recognized as an endeavor to beautify the Town of Ocean City.

There are eight categories for judging, with three awards for each except for residential, which has six. Categories are condominium, restaurant, retail, hotel, motel, commercial, Boardwalk and residential. Nominations may be made by anyone – the property owner, a friend, neighbor, patron or passerby.

To nominate a property, please (if possible) give property owner’s name, street address, phone number and your name with a phone number. Call Donna Greenwood, chairperson of the Beautification Committee, at 410-289-7060 or mail to the Beautification Committee at Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department, 200 125th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842 or email us at [email protected]

Congratulations to our 2021 Beauty Spot winners!

View winner photos on our Flickr account


The Hoffmans – 800 32nd Street

The Siegels – 304 Dolphin Street

Pamela Schultz – 610 Edgewater Avenue

The Lawrences – 705 Loop Road

The Taylors – 13340 Nantucket Road

Judy Jameson – 9104 West Biscayne Drive

Pam Mason – 8602 Chesapeake Drive

The Kallises – 204 Bering Road

The Wheelers – 300 14th Street #78



Tiara West – 429 Bayshore Drive

Orleans Court – 14007 Coastal Highway

Triton’s Trumpet – 7901 Coastal Highway

Gateway Grand – 48th Street



Jolly Roger Park – 30th Street & Coastal Highway

Fager’s Shopping Center – 60th Street and Coastal Highway


Beach Barrels – 13207 Coastal Highway

Barn 34 – 34th Street and Coastal Highway

Layton’s – 93rd Street and Coastal Highway



Atlantic Hotel – 401 South Baltimore Avenue

King Charles Hotel – 1209 Baltimore Avenue



Malibu’s Surf Shop – 8th Street and Boardwalk

Sunglass City – 495 N. Atlantic Avenue



The Villasantas – 1405 Atlantic Avenue

Taphouse Restaurant – 14th Street and Atlantic Avenue



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