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Best Baltimore Beaches

May 20, 2011 6:47 AM

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If you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a regular vacation at the beach, then you’re very lucky to be living in the Baltimore area. Gorgeous sandy beaches, with incredible facilities and activities for all ages, are waiting for you yearlong. We’ve selected some of the most famous and beautiful beaches around that are bound to enchant and relax you. – Roxana Bardan
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Calvert Cliffs State Park

9500 H. G. Trueman Road
Lusby, MD
(301) 743-7613
Calvert Cliffs State Park Website

Calvert Cliffs State Park is a unique sandy beach that features incredible fossils, a recycled tire playground, freshwater, tidal marshland and numerous hiking trails. The massive cliffs in the state park dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay and are believed to have been formed over 15 million years ago, way after the Miocene period ended. These cliffs are a great area to discover fossils of prehistoric species such as whales, rays and birds, making them a great attraction. What will you discover at Calvert Cliffs?

Sandy Point State Park

1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis MD 21409
(410) 481-3161
Sandy Point State Park Website

Located in Anne Arundel County, Sandy Point State Park impresses with a variety of recreational activities such as swimming, camping, bird watching, fishing, crabbing, boating and hiking. Its panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has made Sandy Point a long-time favorite destination for families and friends, especially during the hot summer months. During the winter holiday season, its annual Lights on the Bay display has become a must-see family tradition in the area. Check their website for more information.

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Ocean City

The Official Site of Ocean City, MD
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
(800) OC-OCEAN
ococean.com

Just a drive away on major highways from Baltimore and Washington, Ocean City is the place to go for vacation or to enjoy a beautiful escapade at the beach. Ocean City features numerous golf courses, world famous fishing activities like the White Marlin Open tournament, and the famous boardwalk and gorgeous beaches. While there, don’t forget to enjoy the crème de la crème in terms of seafood, including steamed crabs and delicious crab cakes.

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Assateague State Park

7307 Stephen Decatur Highway,
Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 641-2120
Assateague State Park Website

Maryland’s only oceanfront park, Assateague State Park is located on the island with the same name, just minutes away from the historic town of Berlin, offering many activities such as swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing and beachcombing. The marsh areas include a great variety of wildlife, like deer, waterfowl and the famous wild horses. Check website for more information, your getaway is just a couple of hours away.

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Chesapeake Beach

8200 Bayside Road
P.O. Box 400
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
(410) 257-2230
www.chesapeake-beach.md.us

Located in beautiful Calvert County, Chesapeake Beach is the place to discover together with your family and friends. The place features quiet waterfront restaurants, delicious seafood, water park activities and events. Check their website for more, including the town’s history and its major attractions, like the Railway Museum and the water park.

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