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Sandy Point State Park

1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409
410-974-2149
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Ranked #23 of 43 attractions in Annapolis
Type: State Parks
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

First off, this is not one of the nicer beaches in Maryland. It is dirty, and the facilities are a bit run down. We visited later in the afternoon, however, and it was less crowded than usual, pleasant, and rewarded us with a marvelous view of the bridge as the sun began to set. A plus for location, C minus... More

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Clarksburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We planned to visit beach last weekend. We have researched several places. Finally in consideration of the weather and our young child, we ended up going here instead of two other places with much higher rating. To be honest, we have been here four years ago. Back then, we paid mostly $30 for the entrance fee and only stayed 5... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Minutes from Annapolis, Sandy Point State Park delivers sand, sun, picnic areas, and a beautiful scenic view of the Bay Bridge. Great for those who want to visit the beach for the day, without going all the way to Ocean City.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I live relatively close by so I just went to go in the boats there. The beach is OK if you go to a quiet part of it. We went to get a rental and the prices were OK still. Problem is that they ask you to launch across the park from where you actually go to get the rental.... More

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Waldorf, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Huge beach (more dirt than sand, but lots of room) with fresh water and a great view of the bridge. Get there early because they close the entrance once it's full. Decent bath house. Parking lot is much closer to the beach than we expected.

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Medford, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stopped with my husband as we were headed home to NJ from MD. What a total disappointment! Litter everywhere - EVERYWHERE. Would not recommend - certainly not to families that need to watch for small children; broken glass on the beach, bathrooms were filthy, trash strewn in the bbq areas - with people just sitting amid the trash! The State... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just don't go ! The worst beach experience ever. Dirty everywhere including the sand and the water. Filled with camps and grills. The bathroom was just horrible !!

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The site is unfortunately close to Baltimore harbor. We visit either early in the Spring or late in the Fall. We don't get in the water here. This beach would be perfect for sunbathing or sports on land. It is very flat. Bringing bicycles would be a good idea.

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Severn, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Convenient to Maryland and DC, Sandy Point offers all the convenience of a park (complete with restroom facilities) and the beach. Fishermen are abundant, boating opportunities abound. Great place to spend time basking in the sun at the foot of the famed Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

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Gaithersburg
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We spent an entire day from 8:30 - 6 at the beach. It cost $5 per person or buy a yearly pass for $75 for up to 10 people in your car. It was a great day. There are lifeguards on the beach during the summer and lots of room to spread out. There are grills and picnic tables, snack... More

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