Swimming is permitted at your own risk. Lifeguards are not on duty at this time. For your safety, swim in designated areas only.
The park’s lengthy beaches located at South Beach provide plenty of room for stretching out and enjoying the sun’s warmth as you dry off after swimming in the cool tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay.
A portion of South Beach is protected with lifeguards from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays, Memorial Day to Labor Day.
A bathhouse is located near the beach and provides park users with restroom and showering facilities. Snack food, beach and picnic supplies are also available at the South Beach area of the park.
Maryland State Parks are “Trash Free”. Please practice Leave No Trace principles and take your trash with you when you leave.
Special Notes: For the safety of our visitors, tents are not permitted. Only see through sun shelters without a bottom floor are allowed. During the late summer months there may be jellyfish.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)