Sandy Point State Park

BoatingSandy Point Lighthouse

Sandy Point’s staff is very proud of the park’s marina facility, which includes 22 launching ramps and six finger piers for temporary day use docking on a first come first served basis. The marina’s boat pump-out station is available April through October. The facility is certified as a Clean Marina. Please call Sandy Point State Park’s headquarters at 410-974-2149 to check for boat pump-out availability.

Depending on the Coast Guard’s wind and weather reports, motorboats are available for rent in late spring, summer, and early fall. The marina is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The marina is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Marina at Sandy Point State ParkMarina Store

The Marina Store, located near the boat launch ramps, is open from mid-April through mid-October. Here you can purchase a variety of boating, fishing, crabbing and picnicking supplies. Boat fuel, ice, snacks and drinks are also available for sale.

Rowboats and 6hp motorboats are also available for rent on a first come first served basis. Boat rental availability is subject to weather conditions.

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Launching KayaksSmall-craft Launch Area

If you are the proud owner of a smaller vessel such as a catamaran, Hobie cat, canoe, kayak, or windsurfer and would like a safe, convenient place to launch, then head to the Small-craft Launch Area in the south end of the park. Parking is limited in this area, but convenient parking is available nearby after you launch.


crablogo.pngChesapeake Region Accessible Boating (C.R.A.B.)

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (C.R.A.B.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the thrill and freedom of sailing to persons with disabilities, recovering warriors, and disadvantaged youth. C.R.A.B. operates a fleet of sailboats from floating docks at the Sandy Point State Park marina. The dock and boats are fully accessible for persons with limited or no mobility. C.R.A.B. offers Group Sails Tuesday and Thursday of the week and on the third Sunday of the month. Sail Frees are open to everyone. Please visit the CRAB website for more information and scheduling.

Once the park is closed, there is no entry for Sail Free participants. C.R.A.B. participants are expected to pay the customary service charge for entry to the park unless they possess a Maryland Park Service Golden Age Pass, a Maryland Park Service Annual Passport, or a DNR Universal Disability Pass. Military personnel who display active military identification also have the day use service charge waived.