The Misty Harbor began a life as a one-story motel known as the “New Beach Motel” in the early 1950s. Located at 2501 Philadelphia Avenue, the motel was sold to Ocean City Mayor Hugh Thomas Cropper in 1964.
The name was changed to the “Misty Harbor” for the 1965 season and a second floor was later added. A popular motel in the 1970s and 80s, the Misty Harbor offered its guests free rowboats and boat docking on its bayside lagoon.
Demolished in 2007, the site is currently vacant with just a solitary sign to recall the once popular motel.
Postcard image courtesy David Dypsky