Summer Fun—Day 29: Swim at Sandy Point

There's no better way to kick off summer than a fun and easy day trip to the beach.

SandyPointStateParkSandy Point State Park is located along the Northwestern shore of the Chesapeake Bay, just beyond Annapolis off of Rt. 50. The park's beaches and picnic areas overlook the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. This is the perfect time of year for the beach because the jellyfish have not yet arrived.

The park offers swimming beaches, picnicking, fishing, crabbing, boating, hiking, youth group camping, areas of historical interest and wildlife viewing. The park also offers a marina store and boat rentals.

Fishing is permitted from the shoreline in designated areas and there are rock jetties near the boat launch perfect for casting a line.

The park is open 7 a.m. to sunset. Lifeguards are on duty on a portion of the South Beach from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Admission is $5 per person for Maryland residents and $7 per person for non-Maryland residents on weekends, and $4 for residents and $6 for non-residents on weekdays.

For more details, visit Sandy Point State Park's website.

Looking to go swimming and avoid the crowds? Take a look at some more beaches off the beaten path.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer list of family activities, or see our daily calendar of events.

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