At MIKE, telling someone to go fly a kite is not quite the insult that it usually is.

The beaches of Ocean City are among the most beautiful in the world. Stretching from the Inlet to the Delaware line, the OC beach is very accessible. They are well maintained with nightly cleaning and replenished as needed every 4 years by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Previous beach pictures OLO begins to rise above the beach at the 2007 MIKE event at Ocean City, MD. At 130 feet long, OLO is the largest sea creature to ever crawl along the beach in Ocean City. Gasps of amazement could be heard from casual spectators on the boardwalk as they passed by OLO at the '07 MIKE. OLO by Larger Than Life Kites at the 2007 Maryland International Kite Expo. The Ocean City boardwalk was a great place to view all of the kites and displays at the 2007 MIKE. OLO, the gigantic octopus, casts a long shadow over the beach in OC. Looks like the time is now cause I do believe I see a pig flying! The 2007 Maryland International Kite Expo in Ocean City, MD. OLO, from Larger Than Life Kites has traveled all over the world and has made appearances at festivals. Kites fill the sky while colorful ground displays add splash to the beach. It was a beautiful sunny day for flying kites at the 2007 MIKE event. Many kite flying groups were in attendance at the 2007 MIKE including the South Jersey Kite Fliers. The amazing 130 foot OLO is an unheard of 67 pound octopus kite. The Lehigh Valley Kite Society puts on an impressive ground display filled with images of pop culture. The private beach at the Castle in the Sand is for hotel guests and patrons of Coconuts. It is not uncommon to see folks put up tents to give them some cool shade on the beach. A beach photographer sets up a portrait. The shoreline of Ocean City on a calm day in August. A rental stand offers beachgoers essentials such as beach chairs, boogie boards, and umbrellas for hourly or daily rates. Ocean City's peak season runs from the second week of July to the third week in August.  During that time it can get pretty crowded  on the beach. Randy Hofman uses his art of sand sculpture to spread the word of God as part of his Christian ministry.  His sculptures are loved by many people. This is the end of the line for the boardwalk - where the boards end and the dunes begin. A checkpoint for the Island Ironguard Challenge, where Mid Atlantic surf lifegaurds compete in a triathalon along the entire 10+ mile coast of Ocean City. Kids frolicking in the surf. The OC Fishing Pier is a landmark attraction. The 95th street dune crossing.