Ocean City - resort on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, is widely known in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and is a frequent destination for vacationers in that area. The population grows up to 8 million visitors annually. During the summer, Ocean City becomes the second most populated town in Maryland. There are many historic landmarks located here and there have been several shark sightings. Many times Ocean City was destroyed by hurricanes and floods, hurricane Sandy last time in 2012. The boardwalk was flooded and half of it was destroyed as a result of the water coming so far onto shore. The boardwalk has since been rebuilt back to its original length and still attracts many tourists & families. As a historical landmark the Ocean City boardwalk has been consistently rated as one of the "best boardwalks for food" in USA Today, and was rated one of the Top Ten Boardwalks to Visit in the US by National Geographic".