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
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Wellington Beach is small, about a half-block long, but it has a wide sandy swimming area with a wood playground in the shape of a boat. USA Today said it was one of the nation’s most fun beaches to visit in 2014, mainly due to the town’s annual festivals.
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 and it’s always open. As with all Chesapeake Bay beaches, keep an eye out for jellyfish starting mid-summer and debris in the water.
For more about Crisfield, see our community page.