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Flag Ponds Nature Park

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Address: 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone Number: 410-535-5327
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Our family with two small kids absolutely love this beach! We have gone multiple times, and have never been disappointed. The walk out to the beach isn't too bad, although the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Our family with two small kids absolutely love this beach! We have gone multiple times, and have never been disappointed. The walk out to the beach isn't too bad, although the hill coming back to the parking lot is a little tough with strollers/wagons. We love that even when the park is at maximum capacity, there is enough space that... More 

1 Thank arentzfamily
Jessup, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This a great beach to take the children to learn and find shark teeth fossils, There is a museum at the parking lot where you can get some knowledge of what you will be looking for and finding. I recommend that if you go there with children make sure they are wearing shoes or enclosed sandals why is this because... More 

1 Thank 67Nelson
Accokeek, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We love Flag Ponds Park on the Chesapeake. It is clean, quiet, and a fun day. The big secret of this state park is the many prehistoric sharks teeth which can be found along the shoreline. Apparently many years ago, sharks were common in the area. When they died, many bodies were trapped on the cliffs on the shoreline. Now,... More 

3 Thank Bill T
Lanham, Maryland
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We were looking for a beach for some fun in the sun. My husband found this location online. It was 1/2 a mile from the parking lot to the beach which was a bit of a struggle with 3 kids, beach gear, food, etc. Once we got to the beach we loved it! The amount of people there was festive... More 

2 Thank mom2KNA
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180 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is a beautiful beach, and I can't believe I'd never heard of it given that it is so close to DC! I arrived at 3:30 on a hot, sunny Saturday, and while staff at the gate told me they thought there were about 3 parking spots available, I had no difficulty parking. Pleasant walk to the beach (a bit... More 

3 Thank bertha1223
North Potomac, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been coming here on an off for years. In order to be sure that we could park, we arrived at 11 am on a Saturday and were the last car in lot 1B. There was still another lot open. The 1/2 mile walk to the beach is shaded and the park ranger will drive handicapped people down to... More 

3 Thank Kristina M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

been coming here since I was a kid. nice scenery nice beach short walk to it. combines beach and forest. search for sharks teeth and hang out off the beaten path.

2 Thank WTH9
Dunkirk, Maryland
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

10 years ago, this park was a wonderful place to spend the day. The hands of time have altered the beach, which is turning into another flag pond. In the las year, enough sand has accumulated that the oxygen level in the water has plummeted. Detritus covers the once sandy bottom rendering it slimy and black, and the water is... More 

1 Thank lovesmaryland
North Beach, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Love this place! If weather/time permits, take a stroll down to the beach (1/2 mile) where you can play in the bay or one of the many small pools. Or, if you aren't a sand/water person, take a hike on one of the many trails or watch birds from the blinds. There is even a small picnic area by the... More 

1 Thank 4Historygirl
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The only downfall about this place is the 1/2 mile walk from the parking areas to the beach. That is the only bad thing I have to say. I went this past Saturday and arrived around 2pm. There was a wait to get into the parking lot, about 30-40 mins because parking was full. So suggestion #1 is to get... More 

2 Thank Heather S

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