Worcester County is known for being Maryland’s only seaside. Every summer, vacationers are drawn to the county’s sandy beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The savviest of travelers, however, will look beyond the beach to discover the charm of Worcester County’s main street communities. Towns like Pocomoke, Snow Hill, Ocean City and Berlin offer a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment for a summer getaway – not to mention the friendly locals. Kids will enjoy Pocomoke’s Delmarva Discovery Museum, as well as Ocean City’s boardwalk attractions.

Pocomoke City, Maryland has been nicknamed the friendliest town on the Eastern shore. Dockside restaurant offers an all-American menu with a casual, coastal flair. The most popular dishes include Maryland classics like cream of crab soup, crab cakes and crab dip.

Spanning the banks of the Pocomoke River, Snow Hill’s history stretches back to 1686 when it served as a royal port and was home to a thriving shipbuilding industry. Today’s visitors can explore the town’s history at Furnace Town Historic Site. The Pocomoke River offers miles of outdoor water recreation and sightseeing. Plan your adventure with a local outfitter such as the Pocomoke River Canoe Company and enjoy a gentle cruise, fishing excursion or kayak experience.

A few miles north of Pocomoke City is Berlin, a town bursting with life and entertaining events. Summer in Berlin is packed with downtown events for music lovers, foodies, and kids. One of the most popular–and quirkiest–events in Berlin is the town’s annual bathtub race.

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Ocean City’s boardwalk and pier are popular attractions, featuring games, amusement park rides and miniature golf. Visitors can take in the view from the top of the giant Ferris wheel and indulge in a variety of desserts like saltwater taffy and hot funnel cakes.

Plan your trip to Maryland’s coast today.