Fortune Magazine/USA Today List Little Crisfield, MD as Among the Best

Seriously, Crisfield is #3 on Fortune magazine’s best bargain beach towns in 2015.

Crisfield, known as the “Seafood Capital of the World,” attracts tourists with festivals like the National Hard Crab Derby. The town has recently fallen on hard economic times, though, in part due the declining health of the nearby Chesapeake Bay. The average home price here, the lowest on the list, is $50,559. –

The little city beach in Crisfield, Maryland, made the USA Today list of fun beaches in 2015. Sure it’s last on the list, but check out the competition — Ogunquit Beach (Maine), Victoria Inner Harbour (Canada), Myrtle Beach (South Carolina).

What gave Wellington Beach the edge over, say, Ocean City, Rehobeth and other beaches is the small town fun factor. The self-proclaimed “Crab Capital of the World” throws a big party over the Labor Day weekend beginning with the crowning of Miss Crustacean.

 “The fun continues with a parade, carnival rides, fireworks, live concerts, crab-picking contests and the highly entertaining National Hard Crab Derby Races.” writes USA Today. “Local watermen bring in hundreds of Chesapeake Bay crabs and launch them on tracks where they demonstrate their speed and agility in front of thousands of spectators.”

Check out the competition Welllington Beach was up against with these USA Today beach pictures:

Cannon Beach, OR
Cannon Beach in Oregon, which was #5 on the newspaper’s list of top beaches for Labor Day. (photo by USA Today)
Myrtle Beach, NC
Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, #8 on the list  (photo by USA Today)

Now… Wellington Beach, Maryland

Crisfield MD Labor Day race
Dachshunds participating in wiener dogs races, part of the Crisfield Labor Day celebration at Wellington Beach — last at #13 on the USA Today list — but those doggies helped Wellington make the list. (photo by USA Today)

It’s all about the fun in Crisfield.

Read more about Crisfield and what to see there, here.

Find out what Wellington Beach is really like, here.

And details on the National Hard Crab Derby, here.

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