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Address: 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409
Phone Number: 410-974-2149
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Great for swimming, fishing, & boating

If you like crowds, this is the place to see and be seen. The beach is fairly decent and long, the view of the Bay Bridge is wonderful, lots of fishing, and a huge boat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Central Maryland
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Central Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like crowds, this is the place to see and be seen. The beach is fairly decent and long, the view of the Bay Bridge is wonderful, lots of fishing, and a huge boat ramp. Recommended.

Thank Exploratorius
Dameron, Maryland
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Park is known for it's scenic views and concerts. They have Jazz and Blues festivals here almost every year - that I know of. Boasting famous named musicians - all playing during a weekend of fun. One after the other. It is also a good place to visit if you are a sea glass hunter. One of the best... More 

Thank Mako13Man
Basye, Virginia
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been going to Sandy Point for 30 years. It has a very large beach on the Chesapeake Bay just north the the Bay Bridge. The sand on the beach is more like clay than white sand but the water is generally warm even in early summer. There are many places for families or church groups to have picnics.... More 

Thank Tomwilliamsen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I along with several other families camped this weekend at Sandy Point State Park. There are some very beautiful sites to stay right on the water, and most of the sites have a lot of privacy with the natural vegetation/marsh grasses. The park is a great place to bring bicycles to explore the area and check out... More 

Thank Unisys
North Carolina
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We've never been to the park during the summer, but local relatives say it can get pretty crowded on a summer or holiday weekend. We went in October and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Had a good walk on the beach and saw plenty of local wildlife. As with all Maryland state parks, in our experience, there's an... More 

Thank JohnBoyinNC
Catania, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It's a nice place to go swimming in the summer. It does tend to get a bit crowded. You can also go fishing there as well!

Thank Sasha R
Grasonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

nice clean park, if you don't feel like driving all the way to OC. they have little grills and picnic areas. the beach is nice watching the bay bridge and at sunset you have an amazing area for pictures

Thank Kara D
Centreville, Maryland
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It's "just OK." If you've never visited the Chesapeake Bay, it's probably worth a stop - "maybe" even a "picnic" although you wouldn't want to stay too long. Folks use it as a "beach" which, at least in my opinion, it is not. It's also not free.

Thank SailOnTommy
West Sweden, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Very nice when the sun is shining as it did when we were there. Nice views, nice place to stroll around in and have something to eat and drink.

Thank Fisksk
Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Twenty minutes in traffic just to reach the toll booth, I went to hand over my $7.00 when I was told it would be an ADDITIONAL $7.00 EACH for EVERYBODY in the car! I have NEVER encountered that ANYWHERE ELSE. To Hell with that!

Thank Myles H

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