Wellington Beach

Crisfield, MD, fishing pier sunset
Sunset from Crisfield fishing pier next to the beach

Wellington Beach is the community beach of Crisfield, Maryland, a town on the Chesapeake Bay’s Eastern Shore that calls itself the “Crab Capital.” It’s on the edge of a peninsula in the Pocomoke Sound and has fantastic sunsets. 

116 A Lorie Quinn Drive, Crisfield, Maryland 21817

Directions: Once in Crisfield, on Route 413 (Maryland Ave./Richardson Ave.) turn west onto Hudson Street. Go straight onto Lorie C Quinn Sr. Drive, past townhouses. It’ll be on the right.

Wellington Beach is small, about a half-block long, but it has a wide sandy swimming area with a wood playground thingy in the shape of a boat.USA Today said it was one of the nation’s most fun beeches to visit in 2014, mainly due to the town’s annual festivals.

Wellington Beach in Crisfield, MD
Wellington Beach (Courtesy Crisfield Marketing Association)

The beach is used for kayaking and volleyball. The town encourages picnics and swimming. The facilities are limited, but there’s plenty of stores and restaurants off of Route 413.

Next to the beach is a fishing and crabbing pier with a couple benches available to watch the sunsets.

There is no fee for use of the beach.

For more about Crisfield, see our community page.

Crisfield, MD sunset from beach
Sunset off Wellington Beach in Crisfield, MD


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