Downs Park Beach

Downs Park has a beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay a few miles outside Annapolis, Maryland. But the beach is for viewing and walking, not swimming. Only dogs are allowed to swim here.

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Flag Ponds Nature Park Beach

Flag Ponds Nature Park has a huge sandy, natural, swimming beach known for sharks teeth and other fossils found on the shoreline. It’s an excellent beach for families, and dogs are allowed (on a leash).

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Sandy Point Beach

Sandy Point State Park has a large, wide beach with amazing views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as huge cargo ships slip down the Bay’s shipping channel.

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Gunpowder Falls Hammerman Beach

Hammerman Beach in Gunpowder Falls State Park is one of the biggest full-service beaches on the Chesapeake Bay. And because it’s where Gunpowder River enters the Bay, Hammerman is jellyfish-resisistent all year round. 

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