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Flag Ponds Nature Park

Address: 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone Number: 410-535-5327
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Lusby
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Trails, Outdoors
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I visited Calvert County in 2012, on a fossil hunting trip along the western coast of Chesapeake Bay. I read in a travel guide that Calvert Cliffs State Park is a prime location for finding 100 million year old shark teeth, so I decided to give it a go. I combed the beach for a while, even digging some shallow... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

An awesome and unique place to visit! Not your typical beach, this place also offers short, easy and interesting scenic hikes along numerous trails. The beach is a half mile walk from the parking lot. Be sure to stop in at the little museum/info centre to view the various shark teeth displays so you know what to look for on... More

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east coast
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The beach is uncrowded, but the parking lot sometimes fills up by noon. It's a good beach for swimming, and there are relatively few rocks underfoot. Highly recommend. Less than 1 1/2 hrs from DC and Baltimore. It';s about 1/2 mi walk from the restroom to the beach.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great little beach spot just 90 minutes from DC. Hoping the half mile walk and lack of services keeps it rugged.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Flag Ponds is a lovely spot for a quick beach break! It's about an hour from DC, straight out Pennsylvania avenue. Get there around 10 to find a good spot (it didn't get crowded but the parking lot did fill up). The water was warm, with gentle but constant waves. We could walk out quite a way and the water... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My family and friends had a great time at the Flags Pongs Nature Park beach area...that is, in between the hauls to and from the distant parking area. We had 3 adults, 5 kids, and a full days worth of food, drinks, beach toys, pop-up tent, cooler and everything else you can think to bring with us to haul on... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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57 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We didn't have time to do the long hike to the beach at Calvert Cliffs, so we opted for this smaller park and were not disappointed. The walk is down hill to the beach, so it's obviously going to be up hill the whole way back! We were able to find a bunch of shark tooth fossils, and the beach... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An easy walk to a nice beach. What fun it was to look for shark teeth! The ranger station displays were very interesting.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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367 reviews 367 reviews
101 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Came here to hike, and see the cliffs and was not disappointed. The walk refreshing and the trails clean. Not to buggy and even though it was an extremely humid day I enjoyed it very much, the dunes were pretty and the observation deck was also very nice. If you want to go for a nature walk, it is enjoyable... More

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a very nice secluded beach. this is not a typical beach with boardwalk and all the tourist stuff. this is beach present in a nature reserve, need to hike half mile from parking lot. there is a lot of soft sand. if you are interested in collecting shells and fossils this is a great place to go. there... More

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