Maryland Beaches Within Driving Distance of Anne Arundel County


Summer is here! Why not cool off with a family trip to one of Maryland's many amazing beaches or waterways?


You can go fishing, hiking, cycling, kayaking, even horseback riding and observe the majestic wildlife! You can play in the sand, build sand castles, jump in the waves, collect shells and beach glass-and burn all that extra energy. Maryland is full of amazing watershed for you to find your family fun this summer!


Pack up a picnic, grab your sunblock, towels, and sand toys and head on out for an adventure in the sun!


Anne Arundel County (approximately 20-30 minute driving time)

Fort Smallwood Park

Mayo Beach Park

Sandy Point State Park


Baltimore County (approximately 40 minutes driving time)

Beaver Damn Swim Club & Quarry

Gunpowder Falls State Park: Hammerman Area

Hart-Miller Island State Park

Patapsco Valley State Park

Rocky Point Beach & Park


Frederick County (approximately 45 minutes driving time)

Cunningham Falls State Park


Howard County (approximately 45 minutes driving time)

Patapsco Valley State Park


Carrol County (approximately 1 hour driving time)

Cascade Lake Outdoor Waterpark


Queen Anne's County (approximately 1 hour driving time)

Matapeake Beach

Tuckahoe State Park


Washington County (approximately 1 hour driving time)

Greenbriar State Park


Calvert County (approximately 1.5 hours driving time)

Breezy Point Beach

Calvert Cliffs

Chesapeake Beach Bay Front Park (Brownie's Beach)

Chesapeake Beach Water Park

Flag Ponds State Park

North Beach


Cecil County (approximately 1.5 hours driving time)

Elk Neck State Park


Dorchester County (approximately 1.5 hours driving time)

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge


Harford County (approximately 1.5 hours driving time)

Rocks State Park


Kent County (approximately 2 hours driving time)

Betterton Beach & Ferry Island

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge


St. Mary's County (approximately 2 hours driving time)

Greenwell State Park & Foundation

St. Mary's River State Park

Myrtle Point Park

Elm's Beach Park

Point Lookout State Park


Somerset County (approximately 2.5 hours driving time)

Jane's Island State Park


Worchester County (approximately 3 hours driving time)

Ocean City

Assateague State Park


Allegheny County (approximately 3.5 hours driving time)

Rocky Gap State Park


Garrett County (approximately 3.5 hours driving time)

Deep Creek Lake




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