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Baltimore, a Maryland city is sprawled along the alluring coastline of the Chesapeake Bay covering around 11,000 miles offering some scenic beaches and waterways. Beaches in or around Baltimore are p (Read More)erfect for a summer beachy getaway and an adventurous drive along the shoreline. Some of the picturesque beaches in Baltimore are must visit if you are in town, so let’s know about a few of them.

Here is the list of 12 Beaches in Baltimore

1. North Beach, Baltimore

North Beach, Baltimore

Often considered as “Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay”, North Beach is a beautiful and low key beach ideal for a day trip with family and friends. North Beach offers pretty boardwalks along the shoreline other than some historical attractions like Bayside History Museum. Apart from a beautiful boardwalk, there are ample parks like Sunrise Garden, Callis Park, wetlands Overlook Park etc. around the beach for nature fanatics. Visitors can also enjoy fishing, sunbathing and the boat ride on the beach area which is open round the year. Some special events like summer movies and Polar plunge swim at North Beach are worth attending.

Opening Hours : 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Activities : Fishing, Boating etc.

Attractions : Bayside History Museum, Chesapeake Antiques, Chesapeake Bounty, Sunrise Garden etc.

Time Required : 4-5 hours

Distance from Baltimore : 51 miles

Parking : Available

Location : 9023 Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714

2. Hammerman Beach, Baltimore

Hammerman Beach, Baltimore

One of the most popular kayak friendly beaches near Baltimore, Hammerman beach is situated northeast of the city covering around half a mile. Hammerman beach is a swimming beach featuring food stalls, playgrounds, pavilions, concession stands etc. Scenic forest and a splendid sunset view are treats to the eyes while kayaking and boating in the Gunpowder River. Rental picnic arena and pavilions are available on the short hiking trails of Hammerman beach making it an ideal holiday beach.

Opening Hours : 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Activities : Kayaking, boating, camping, swimming, fishing, hiking etc.

Distance from Baltimore : 16.3 miles

Parking : Available

Location : 7200 Graces Quarters Rd, Middle River, MD 21220, United States

3. Oregon Ridge Bridge, Baltimore

Oregon Ridge Bridge, Baltimore

Contemplated as the best swimming hole around Baltimore since 1995, Oregon Ridge Beach is a hidden gem near Baltimore which houses a spring fed water quarry and white sand on the shoreline. With a shallow and deep swim area on the beach, it is a public swimming area ideal for all ages. Oregon Ridge Beach is also available on a rental basis and features some extraordinary amenities like concession stands, playgrounds, volleyball courts, pavilions, horseshoe pits and picnic tables. Pets and alcohol are not allowed on the beach side.

Opening Hours : 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Amenities : Picnic area, pavilions, barbeque grill area, bathhouse, concession stand, picnic tables, horseshoe pits etc.

Distance from Baltimore : 19.0 miles

Parking : On site parking available

Location : 13555 Beaver Dam Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030, United States

4. Matapeake Park and Beach, Baltimore

Matapeake Park and Beach, Baltimore

Nestled on Kent Island alongside the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, Matapeake Park and Beach is a sunny beach with walking trails covering the major historic attractions of the shoreline. The public swimming beach, family picnic area, amphitheatre, ferry house and fishing pier enhances the fun at the beach. The prime attraction of the Matapeake beach is its Dog beach where pets can also splurge the beach water and play on the winding trails.

Opening Hours : 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Amenities : Ferry House, Swimming Beach, Dog Beach, amphitheatre, Picnicking area, walking trails etc.

Time Required : 3 – 4 hours

Distance from Baltimore : 45.8 miles

Parking : Available

Pets : Allowed

Location : 2010 Sonny Schulz Blvd, Stevensville, MD 21666

Historic Attractions : Historic clubhouse, Former ferry landing, Old Mansion etc,

5. Betterton Beach, Baltimore

Betterton Beach, Baltimore

Betterton Beach is a small yet vibrant beach covering around 5 acres of landscape land and Victorian setting. There are two public beaches in this area with white sand, 300 feet swimming and 700 feet shoreline frontage. Ideal for picnics and relaxing beach weekend, the entire Betterton beach is beautified by large trees and picnic cabanas. Further, the beach eases the vacation with its extraordinary amenities like a public pavilion, boardwalk, benches, fishing jetty, public pier, etc.

Opening Hours : 05:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Amenities : Public restrooms, bathhouses, benches, boardwalk, pavilion etc.

Time Required : 4 – 5 hours

Distance from Baltimore : 90.7 miles

Parking : On site Parking available

Wheelchair : Available

Location : Betterton town, MD, USA - 21610

6. Miami Beach Park, Baltimore

Miami Beach Park, Baltimore

Sprawled over 400 feet beach area Miami Beach Park is an astonishing shore located in the Middle river city. The beach is packed with entertainment and fun activities as it houses grills, pavilions and bathhouses. Natural landscapes and playgrounds for kids make it a family friendly beach where rental pavilions are available for a picnic at nominal rates. Also, Miami Beach park allows fishing and swimming, hence an ideal spot to dive into the beach surroundings.

Opening Hours : 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Time Required : 2 - 3 hours

Distance from Baltimore : 16.6 miles

Parking : Free Street Parking Available

Location : 4001 Bay Dr, Middle River, MD 21220, United States

7. Assateague Island National Seashore, Baltimore

Assateague Island National Seashore, Baltimore

One of the top beaches in the USA, Assateague Island National Seashore is a magnificent shoreline along the Virginia – Maryland border. The beach was developed in 1965 for protecting the wildlife and nature’s beauty along the 41,000 acres shore. Ample amenities and activities like camping, biking, fishing, surfing, kayaking, among others enhance the frolic for adventure lovers. To enjoy a relaxing spree, the beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing and picnic. Wildlife photography can also be done on the shoreline with ponies, horses, crabs and other pretty wildlife species roaming on the Assateague Island National Seashore.

Opening Hours : Open 24 hours

Activities : Beach Camping, Surfing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, beach hiking, biking etc.

Time Required : 3 hours

Distance from Baltimore : 113 miles

Parking : Available

Wheelchair : Beach Wheelchair available

Location : 6915 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin, MD 21811 USA

8. Baltimore Beach, Baltimore

Baltimore Beach, Baltimore

Baltimore Beach is the only beach within the city limits and hence is extremely popular for beach sports. Baltimore beach is well known for hosting various volleyball leagues including the East Coast’s largest beach volleyball league on the Inner Harbour of the city. Not only for sports fanatics, but Baltimore beach is also ideal for relaxing sunbathing on the sand munching the seafood from the food trucks housed on the beach.

Opening Hours : 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Wednesday)
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Saturday)
11:00 AM to 04:00 PM (Sunday)

Parking : Available

Wheelchair Access : Yes

Location : 300 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States

9. Rocky Point Beach and Park, Baltimore

Rocky Point Beach and Park, Baltimore

Situated on 375 acres along 300 feet shoreline on the Chesapeake Bay, Rocky Point Beach and Park is one of the most treasured beaches around Baltimore. The beach is admired for its breathtaking seascape of Craighill Light and Hart Miller Island along with the awe inspiring wildlife. Various fun activities like boating, camping, swimming, fishing can be enjoyed on the sea shore as the beach is equipped with a fishing pier, boat ramps, playgrounds, sailing centres etc. Sports enthusiast can play volleyball or netball along the sandy beach as there are various courts as well.

Opening Hours : 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fee : USD 8 (Adults)
USD 5 (Seniors)

Activities : Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking etc.

Amenities : Picnic area, sailing centre, fishing pier, volleyball courts, boat ramps, playgrounds etc.

Distance from Baltimore : 15.5 miles

Wheelchair Access : Yes

Parking : Available

Location : 2200 Rocky Point Rd, Essex, MD 21221, United States

10. Sandy Point Beach, Baltimore

Sandy Point Beach, Baltimore

Along the Chesapeake Bay for 2 miles lies Sandy Point Beach offering a scenic view and popular picnic arena since 1950. The prime attraction on the beach is a magnificent Sand Point Lighthouse and Chesapeake Bay bridge. Sandy Point Beach is perfect for a family day out as it is situated along the calm water shore away from the city hustle. Swimming, boating, crabbing, fishing and sunbathing are well-liked activities on the beach along with picnicking.

Opening Hours : 07:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Activities : Crabbing, boating, fishing, swimming, etc.

Distance from Baltimore : 32.8 miles

Parking : Street Parking Available

Location : 1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21409 USA

11. Breezy Point Beach, Baltimore

Breezy Point Beach, Baltimore

Breezy Point Beach is a stunning beach on the shorefront of the Chesapeake Bay covering a shoreline of around half a mile. The beachfront is equipped with a public swimming area and fishing pier appropriate for all ages. The large area around the beach is dedicated to sand sports and sunbathing along with a picnicking site. Breezy point beach also offers rental shelters for a day picnic where one can find barbeque grills, seasonal tent, RV campsites, bathhouse and pop up area.

Opening Hours : 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Amenities : Picnic sites, fishing pier, Children playground, bathhouses, concession stand etc.

Distance from Baltimore : 20.2 miles

Parking : Available

Location : 5300 Breezy Point Rd, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

12. Chesapeake Beach, Baltimore

Chesapeake Beach, Baltimore

Chesapeake Beach is located towards the southern point of the state and attracts a large number of visitors for a large number of attractions around the area. Bayfront Park, a secluded beach on the Chesapeake beach is the major attraction followed by Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, Marinas, Public Ramps, Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, Veteran's Memorial Park, Chesapeake Beach Municipal Water Park etc. Apart from some adventurous sports and activities including boating, fishing, crabbing, jet skiing, visitors can also rent rooms and a pavilion on the beach side for a pretty scenic stay around the area.

Opening Hours : 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday Closed)

Attractions : Bay Front Park (Brownie's Beach), Chesapeake Beach Heritage Trail, Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, Marinas, Public Ramps, Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, Veteran's Memorial Park, Chesapeake Beach Municipal Water Park

Activities : Boating, Charter Fishing, Jet skiing, seafood dining, sport fishing etc.

Distance from Baltimore : 51.0 miles

Parking : Available

Location : Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732, USA

Plunge into the beachy vibes and explore beaches in Baltimore to experience the scenic nature. If we have missed any gem in or around Baltimore, do let us know in the comments section below.

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