There are many exciting cities to visit in Maryland
that offer so many things to
do families often have to plan well so that each member
leaves satisfied. Baltimore offers the famous Inner Harbor, a waterfront destination
emitting a wonderful, spirited atmosphere of fun and excitement.
Kids love the National
Aquarium where getting up close and personal with
numerous sea creatures and other animals offers great
insight into the aquatic world. At Port
Discovery there is even more opportunity to explore
the many facets of the harbor front. Fort
McHenry's position along the water front offers
some fantastic and unique views of the water as well.
But one thing is evident, there is nothing that compares
to spending well deserved time on the water at one or
more of the beautiful beaches in Maryland.
Maryland beaches literally come in all shapes and sizes. Some are very well known while others are quiet and off the beaten path. Maryland beaches are located both by fast flowing rivers, canals and gleaming lakes as well as right along the sparkling blue ocean. Heading away from the western cities like Frederick, Bethesda and Silver Spring, and toward the eastern counties of Arundel, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's, visitors will stumble upon a large assortment of beaches to choose from. Maryland beach cottages are also found along the eastern region where summer holidays are most popular.
Bay Ridge Beach in Arundel County is highlighted by fantastic natural scenery and many fun summertime events like beach bonfires and cookouts. Maryland fishing, boating, hiking, whitewater paddling and swimming are all ideal. Maryland golfing is available for those who aren't quite as fond of the water. There are a few Maryland beach cottages in the area as well as many hotels that all fill up quickly in the summer. Be sure to reserve far ahead of time to avoid a longer drive to the beach each day. May sees the most rain but into the rest of summer the weather is terrific.
Ocean City is by far the most popular seaside destination in the state. It's home to some of the best beaches in Maryland and has a true ocean resort vibe to it. The Maryland beaches along this stretch get extremely crowded in the summer months as do all the Ocean City hotels. It's virtually impossible to get a decent room without booking in advance. Far in advance. There are many Ocean City Maryland beach rentals to choose from. Ocean City Maryland beach rentals are the most popular type of accommodation for extended stays and are the first to go. There are year round rentals, weekly rentals and seasonal rentals available.
The majority of Ocean City Maryland beach rentals come fully quipped and set for family fun. Stocked kitchens, bedroom and bath linens and towels, entertainment systems, board games, outdoor equipment like grills, patios, lawn furniture, docks and more are common amenities. Maryland beach cottages, condos and houses in Ocean City come in a large assortment of styles from one to six bedrooms and more right on the beach or a few minutes walk, depending on your budget. Though Ocean City Maryland beach rentals can be expensive in peak season, they often do offer much more value for money than staying at a hotel for a week. Making your own meals will be a major bonus saving the family time and money and maximizing time in the water. Along with the savings, the privacy is also well appreciated.
Some of the quieter beaches in Maryland include Langford
Sand in Somerset County, Port Sunlight Beach in St Mary's
County and Wicomico Beach in Charles County are all located
on the eastern shores. They aren't seaside destinations
brimming with a multitude of amenities but they are pleasant
beaches offering some peace and tranquility along with
favorites like swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and
golf. The trade off of busy Maryland
resorts is the absence of crowds and the presence
of peacefulness and fun. There are a large number of smaller
beaches in Maryland to choose from. Unless you have your
heart set on Ocean City Maryland beach rentals, be sure
to check out some of the smaller jewels during your holiday
for some pleasant surprises.