A 45-minute drive from Washington, D.C., will put you right in the middle of a charming town on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. North Beach Maryland long has been loved for its mix of outdoor recreation and scenic views. With tidal marshes, seven blocks of beaches, and a wildlife refuge, the town known as the Jewel of the Chesapeake lives up to its name.
Like Chesapeake Beach, North Beach Maryland is located in Calvert County, a peninsula nestled between the bay on the east and the Patuxent River on the west. Soaring limestone cliffs, known as the Calvert Cliffs, are emblematic of the western shore.
When embarking on a North Beach vacation, travelers will have the chance to admire this striking setting. With fine beaches, charming restaurants, and close access to other Maryland beaches, the town provides a quiet and relaxing place to vacation.
With a boardwalk, fishing pier, wide stretch of sand, and a bike path, the beach in North Beach MD, offers all the fun of the Maryland shore. You can enjoy the typical beachside activities such as swimming, splashing in the surf, building sandcastles, and sunbathing. Umbrella and chair rentals are available for those who want to relax.
The beach in North Beach MD is watched over by the city; if you're not a resident, you'll need to purchase an entry pass at the welcome center. Residents of other towns in Calvert County receive special discounts. Season passes are available, as are discounts for seniors and children under the age of twelve.
Many of the state's beaches are located a short drive away, perfect for those who want to explore even more of the shoreline on their North Beach vacation. Sandy Point Beach is on the north end of the bay, up near Annapolis. Ocean City beaches, along the Atlantic Ocean, offer all the excitement of a busy hotspot, including a boardwalk, amusements, saltwater taffy, a hopping night scene, and more than 1,000 hotel rooms.
Back in the quiet town of North Beach Maryland, vacationers will have the chance to explore the city. Fishing is also a favorite activity along the beach in North Beach MD. Out-of-town anglers (anyone who does not live in Calvert County) need to purchase a pass before stepping onto the pier. The Chesapeake, an estuary where fresh water meets the ocean saltwater, is known for its catches of flounder and striper, which are called rockfish in these parts.
Local charter boat captains, who know the waters and the fish of the Chesapeake well, will lead fishing excursions. The boats are based in North Beach as well as the surrounding communities of Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown, and Deale.
When a North Beach vacation coincides with Bayfest, you'll have the chance to gather with locals and celebrate life along the shore. Held the fourth weekend of August, the arts and crafts festival stretches out for blocks with live music, fair food, craft demonstrations, and a lot of fun. The town pier is the setting for a shrimp and crab feast. Actually, no matter what time of year, North Beach's restaurants serve up fresh seafood. No visit to the Maryland shore is complete without tasting some crab cakes.