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Sandy Point State Park

Western Chesapeake Shore, Maryland

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Sandy Point State Park

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  • Relaxing in a hammock under a large tree.- Sandy Point State Park
  • Setting up a picnic in the natural shade of the trees.- Sandy Point State Park
  • Playing basketball with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the background.- Sandy Point State Park
  • An umbrella rests on the beach next to the lifeguard stand.- Sandy Point State Park
  • Families playing in the water on the beach.- Sandy Point State Park
  • A swimmer with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the background.- Sandy Point State Park
  • Fishing from the shores.- Sandy Point State Park
  • The jetty at the southwestern end of the park.- Sandy Point State Park
  • Fishing off of the jetty.- Sandy Point State Park
  • Crowds relax on a hot summer day.- Sandy Point State Park
  • A concession/bathroom/snack shack.- Sandy Point State Park
  • A path running along the edge of the beach.- Sandy Point State Park
  • Volleyball nets on the beach.- Sandy Point State Park
  • Families setup for a day of relaxing in an open field.- Sandy Point State Park
  • Bathroom facilities located near the marina.- Sandy Point State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Lots of trees for shaded picnics. Beaches.
Cons: 
Can be crowded during warmer months.
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Region:
Western Chesapeake Shore, MD
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
General Day Use Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Sandy Point State Park, opened on June 5, 1952, is located at the base of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge just outside of Baltimore and Washington D.C. It is known for its brightly colored orange sandy beaches and many areas to setup for a picnic or barbecue. A marina and boat dock are also included within the 768-acre park.

The beaches and picnic areas of Sandy Point offer spectacular views of the Bay Bridge, visible from almost anywhere within the park. The beach is partially guarded from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and it can be enjoyed by all. There are bath and shower facilities and concession stands located near the beach. Sandy Point offers great fishing and crabbing spots, such as the jetty next to the Bay Bridge or from certain sections of the beach.

Sandy Point State Park also offers many areas that are perfect for a family picnic, and they will be filled with people doing so on a weekend in the summer. There are a few grills and picnic tables already in place, but it is recommended to come prepared to use your own equipment, because these spots fill quickly. Bathrooms are also located within the picnic areas.

If you're looking to explore the Chesapeake by boat, then the marina and boat launch at Sandy Point is the perfect starting point, again offering magnificent views of the Bay Bridge. The marina consists of 22 launching ramps and six finger piers designed for shorter use and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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