At Ocean City, you can take surf lessons from a legend, Bruce "Snake" Gabrielson, who got his start in Huntington Beach, Calif. ( Judy G. Rolfe/For the Washington Post)

Ready to find out how? Our Beach Guide is full of tips on these activities, what to do when it rains, plus updates on weather and beach traffic, design ideas for your beach house and much more. And we’ll keep adding to it all summer long. Check it out before you hit Route 50, so this summer, you can catch a break.

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