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Sandy Point State Park

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Address: 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409
Phone Number: 410-974-2149
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Great Family Destination

Plenty of beach for swimming, flying kites, sand castles, fishing and food pavilion. Numerous picnic areas with grills, plus numerous boat ramps with a bait and tackle shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Plenty of beach for swimming, flying kites, sand castles, fishing and food pavilion. Numerous picnic areas with grills, plus numerous boat ramps with a bait and tackle shop.

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33 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is an attractive park to go hang out, walk a little and get fresh air. Not a place I would make a special visit to. Since I was visiting family in the area it was a great afternoon. Hopefully next time will be during the summer.

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Winburne,pa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited with our family on a weekend getaway from the snow of Pa. We walked the beach and enjoyed the beautiful view, it was very peaceful. Very nice change of scenery for us !

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Parlin, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We spent about 35 minutes here on an evening in December. $15 a car load of people and Santa greets you at the gate with a scavenger hunt sheet and coupon for hot chocolate. All the lights were working and spread out enough to take your time and slowly drive/enjoy the sights! The park is a few minutes off the... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We primarily use this location to launch a boat to fish and boat the middle bay. They have excellent clean rest room facilities and some of the nicest launch ramps.There are almost always ducks, herons and egrets around the dock area. It is not unusual to see whitetail deer near the park entrance. The park becomes very crowded on weekends... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a large park where a lot of people seem to go swimming. We are not swimmers so we went in search of a natural place to watch the water.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a nice spot for a stroll on the beach or run in the sand, which is gravelly and not as hard as usual ocean sand. As some other reviewers have suggested give it a pass on summer weekends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lovely day on the Bay with spectacular view of the bridge. I understand it gets very crowded but for a last weekend of summer (9/20) there was little crowd. The water...well the bay has its environmental challenges but lots of peopl were in it. The sand is not powder fine with some small pebbles but by no means uncomfortable. The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I would love to give the park five stars because it is at such a great location and it can be so relaxing...but for it to be relaxing you need to go on a weekday and preferably off season. I have been several times this season. To get into the park you have to pay. During the peak season the... More 

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Kentucky
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

As a child growing up in Catonsville, my family took my brother and I to SPSP all the time! I remember experiencing the sand, floating in an inner tube and those famous Coppertone girl billboards. Haven't been then since I was a child so I hope this park is giving new generations of children wonderful memories such as mine. The... More 

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