The Town of Oxford has created a lovely little beach in a quaint Eastern Shore village. It’s on the gentle Tred Avon River. A great place to spend a summer day. 

About Strand Beach in Oxford


  • Public Beach
  • No Fees
  • Some facilities (portable toilets, outside shower)
  • No lifeguard
  • Restaurants nearby

Oxford has replaced its blocks-long narrow sandy area below a cement wall that went along Strand Street with a short, wide sandy beach.

Just past the beach, on the other side of Strand Street, is a parking lot with portable toilets in a beach hut that also has an outdoor shower for rinsing off after swimming.

Oxford Town Park

Oxford Town Park across from the Oxford Museum once had a beach. Water grasses have taken over the area and it is now a Chesapeake Bay sunset viewing site with a grassy stadium seating.

The park could be a setting for a Georges Seurat painting. It has a beautiful view of the river with benches and picnic tables to watch the water through a canopy of tall, old trees. A new addition at the water’s edge — a large swing set that allows kids, and adults, to swing facing the water.

What Else to Know About Oxford?

There’s a little grocery store across the street that sells sandwiches, wine, cheese, and other supplies. Tucked next to the marina across town is the Scottish Highland Creamery (314 Tilghman Street), a must-stop for locals visiting Oxford.

Adults looking for libations in a historic setting should check out the historic Robert Morris Inn. Built in 1710, it’s the oldest full-service Inn in America and has an outside bar, as well as an inside bar.

Several other popular restaurants are scattered throughout the town.

Watch your speed in Oxford. We’ve been warned that the town is very strict and gives out tickets.


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