Sandy Point State Park

Sandy 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. For hours of operation contact the marina at 410-974-2149​.

Due to staffing, motorboats, kayaks and paddleboards are currently not available for rent.

Boat Launch FAQ

  • How deep is the pond?
    The pond, named after one of Sandy Point’s previous owners, Baptist Mezick, was dredged to eight feet, however, due to sedimentation, the pond is believed to be approximately six feet deep in some areas.

  • How much is the boat ramp charge?
    No additional charge is required to use the boat ramp after the facility service charge has been paid.

  • Can I leave my boat trailer overnight or for several days?
    Boat trailers and vehicles can be left overnight in the large marina parking lot. If you intend to leave your trailer overnight or longer, please check in at the Marina store and fill out a form with registration information. If the store is closed, forms are available at the bulletin board by the Marina Restroom. If no forms are available contact a Park Ranger and inform them of your intentions. The trailers and vehicles should then be secured and parked at the top section of the lot by the Farmhouse.

  • Can I get gas or diesel fuel for my boat?
    Fuel is available at the Marina store. The fuel pumps are on the dock in front of the store.

Marina at Sandy Point State Park

Marina 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.

Motorboats, kayaks and paddleboards are available for rent on a first-come first-served basis. Boat rental availability is subject to weather conditions. 

Verify regional tides for Maryland waterways

Launching Kayaks

Small-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.


Chesapeake 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.​​​