Very sad news as 2 more people passed away this past week in Ocean City, MD due to strong rip currents. Read the full story here http://www.the-chesapeake.com/2014/09/17/2nd-man-drowns-rip-tides-ocean-city-one-day/
It is beautiful and can be one of the best experiences for a swimmer, paddler, surfer but it can also be dangerous. Before you swim ask the lifeguards about swimming conditions, especially since Ocean City replenished (Dredged) the beaches this spring. The shore break can be intense in big surf and the rips are worse then normal. Please be careful and take a second to review these chart, and if you are unsure or there is any hesitation do not go in the water.