Where Nature Meets the Beach

This 786-acre Maryland state park is located along the northwestern shore of the majestic Chesapeake Bay, about a ten-minute drive from downtown Annapolis. The park’s beach (the largest in the area) and picnic areas are well known for their breathtaking scenic water views that overlook one of Maryland’s true treasures, the Chesapeake Bay.

Sandy Point State Park Sunset

The park was first opened on June 25, 1952 and has provided its guests with various activities and services ever since. Some of these activities and services include swimming beaches, picnicking, fishing and crabbingboating, hiking, youth group camping, areas of historical interest and wildlife viewing. The park also offers a marina store and boat rentals.

Wildlife viewing and bird watching are favorite pastimes for many park visitors. Sandy Point's location on the Eastern Flyway makes it an ideal location for viewing a large variety of woodland, marsh and migratory waterfowl. A park map is available at the park office.