Ocean City's Best Bayside Communities

Bayside real estate in Ocean City, Maryland offers an alternative for those that may be looking for a more laid-back coastal lifestyle.  The bayside areas of Ocean City tend to be less congested than the oceanside areas and there are good real estate values to be found.  Many of the bayside properties offer access to the area's surrounding waterways and some offer incredible views and sunsets.  There are a variety of residence options to choose from on the bayside and several communities offer great amenity packages.  Below is an overview of the best bayside communities in Ocean City, MD.

Island at Hidden Harbour

The Island at Hidden Harbour is a bayside community located off of 125th Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  Its location is somewhat secluded, which makes for a private and peaceful setting year-round.  The Island at Hidden Harbour offers two and three bedroom condominium residences across ten separate low-rise buildings.  There is also a small grouping of townhomes in the community, although these rarely come on the Ocean City real estate market.  The residences are either situated on the community canals or the surrounding wetlands.  The units located on the wetlands offer beautiful views of the open bay and sunsets.  Many condos in the Island at Hidden Harbour community convey with a deeded boat slip.  The Island at Hidden Harbour condos feature attractive floor plans that make good use of their space.  All have large, private waterfront balconies and many have a second balcony that overlooks the community grounds.  Community amenities include two outdoor pools, grilling areas, playgrounds, pickleball courts, volleyball courts and tennis courts.  Northside Park, the beach, restaurants, shopping, amusements and more are all within walking distance.  The Island at Hidden Harbour community is well-managed and always in good condition.

Harbour Island

Harbour Island is a bayside community located off of 14th Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  Harbour Island offers waterfront condominium and townhome residences with either a bay or a harbour view.  The condominiums are situated on the bay front with great open water views.  A majority of the townhomes are situated on the Harbour Island marina, although a few of the townhomes are situated on the open bay with southern exposure.  The condos range in size from two bedrooms to three bedrooms and feature an open, functional floor plan with a large private balcony.  The townhomes range in size from two bedrooms to four bedrooms and offer a garage.  The townhome floor plans are well laid out with good interior and exterior space.  Many of the Harbour Island properties convey with a deeded boat slip.  Harbour Island is one of the few waterfront communities in Ocean City with boat slips that can accommodate anything from small center console boats all the way up to large sport fishing vessels.  Harbour Island amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis courts, tot lot, restaurant and bar, waterfront boardwalk and a fuel dock.  The gated waterfront community of Harbour Island provides a private feel, but is close to everything that Ocean City, Maryland has to offer.  The beach, boardwalk, restaurants, shopping, amusements and more are all nearby.  

Sunset Island

Sunset Island is a bayside community located off of 67th Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  Residence options in Sunset Island include condominiums, townhomes and single family homes, ranging in size from three bedrooms to six bedrooms.  There are very few direct waterfront properties in Sunset Island, however properties that are situated on the edges of the island offer nice views of the open bay.  Sunset Island amenities include indoor, outdoor and kiddie pools, recreation center, fitness center with sauna and locker rooms, multi-purpose rooms, onsite bar and grill, interactive fountains, controlled community access, security, private bayside beaches, marina, community market and cafe, fishing and crabbing pier and more.  Sunset Island is within walking distance to the beach and good restaurants, shopping, amusements and more are all nearby.  Sunset Island homes for sale offer the very best in resort style living in Ocean City, Maryland.  

Heron Harbour

Heron Harbour is a bayside community located off of 120th Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  Heron Harbour offers condominiums, townhomes and single family home residence options.  There are several communities within Heron Harbour, all of which offer something a little different depending on what you are looking for.  The Seascape community offers one and two bedroom condos with both water view and community view options available.  The Harbour Club community offers two bedroom condos and villas.  A majority of the Harbour Club condos are situated on the water with nice views.  The Harbour Club villas offer a popular split-bedroom floor plan and a private courtyard.  The Baywatch community offers larger three bedroom condos that are either situated on a canal or the community's wetlands.  The single family homes are located in the back of the Heron Harbour community.  These homes range in size from three bedrooms to six-plus bedrooms and a majority of them are waterfront.  Many of the condos, townhomes and homes for sale in Heron Harbour convey with a deeded boat slip.  Heron Harbour amenities include two outdoor pools, indoor pool, kiddie pool, Owner’s clubhouse, fitness center, tennis courts and a library.  Heron Harbour offers a quiet, peaceful setting yet restaurants, shopping, parks and the beach are all nearby.  The Heron Harbour community offers the best in bayside living in Ocean City, Maryland.

Club Ocean Villas

Club Ocean Villas is a bayside community located on 120th Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  Club Ocean Villas offers two bedroom, two full-bathroom villa-style condos.  The condos feature a popular split bedroom floor plan and each unit has its own private courtyard and deck space.  This is rare outdoor space that you will not find with most condominium residences in Ocean City.  There are both waterfront and non-waterfront options available in the Club Ocean Villas community.  Some units convey with one of the deeded boat slips that border the community.  Club Ocean Villas amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and a sauna.  The beach, restaurants, shopping, amusements, parks and more are all a short walk away.  

Feel free to contact me directly anytime at 443-614-9179 or via email below if you would like additional information on any of the bayside communities in Ocean City or would like to schedule a bayside property tour.


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