There’s no better way to kick off summer than a fun and easy day trip to the beach. Sandy Point Park provides a great place to enjoy the sun and some swimming with the kids.
Sandy 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 water and Chesapeake Bay Bridge. This is the perfect time of year for the beach because the jellyfish have not yet arrived.
The 786-acre Maryland State park’s swimming beaches stretch for one mile and are a great place to have some summer fun. With restrooms, showering facilities and snack food near by, your family could spend the whole day making memories. Not far from the beaches are the picnicking and pavilion areas, which include grills and picnic tables available on a first come, first serve basis. The family can also enjoy fishing, crabbing, boating, hiking, areas of historical interest and wildlife viewing. The park offers boat rentals and a marina store, which has supplies you might need for your visit.
Fishing is permitted from the shoreline in designated areas and there are rock jetties near the boat launch perfect for casting a line.
Hours: 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, weekends and holidays.
Admission: $5 per person on weekends & holidays; $4 on weekdays.
For more details, visit Sandy Point State Park’s website.
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