Breezy Point Beach is the place to go on the Chesapeake Bay if you want a large, wide-open swimming beach with easy access. This beach is close to parking and has full facilities, lifeguards and a jelly-fish free swimming area.5300 Breezy Point Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Breezy Point Beach is a half-mile long stretch of groomed sand facing east across the Chesapeake Bay. The main swimming area has a net surrounding it in the water to keep out nettles and other critters. It also has a 200-foot fishing pier. Several volleyball nets stand ready.
Just off the beach is a large picnic area shaded by cedar trees. It has picnic tables, grills and playground equipment.
The facilities include a full bath-house & changing rooms, as well as a refreshment stand.
Calvert County acquired the beach and attached campground in 1995. The county maintains about 60 parking spaces at Breezy Point Beach, but they’ll park more cars in the grass. The gates will close when parking is full, but that rarely happens on regular summer days. On holidays, the beach parking lot fills by noon.
This is a popular beach. The county points out, “Based on recent experience and visitation trends, and depending on good weather, Breezy Point Beach and Campground will fill to capacity and close on Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday weekends, Labor Day weekend and likely to fill many other weekends during the course of the season. Please take this into consideration when planning your outing.”
If you’re meeting a bunch of people there, make sure you show up together or those who arrive later may not be able to get in to join you.
Breezy Point Beach is south of Chesapeake Beach.
Availability: (Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th, and Labor Day Weekend are excluded from reservations.)
May 1 – May 31: 6 AM – 7 PM
June 1 – August 31: 6 AM – 8 PM
September 1 – October 31: 6 AM – 7 PM
There is a fee. And, no pets are allowed at Breezy Point Beach and Campground.