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Sunset over North Beach

Chesapeake Beach is in Southern Maryland. Along with North Beach, it forms a seaside community that saw its heyday before the building of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and the resulting competition with Ocean City, but may be experiencing a comeback.

Get in

By car

Maryland Route 260's eastern terminus is at the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach. Coming from Washington, D.C., Route 4 will get you from the Beltway to MD-260. Coming from Annapolis, head south on Route 2. From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) take MD-301 S to MD-4 S. At the terminus of MD-

From Washington’s Capital Beltway (I-95/495), take Route 4 south into Calvert County. Take the Route 260 ramp to the Beaches. See ALL below. From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), take Route 301 south to Route 4 south into Calvert County. Take the Route 260 ramp to the Beaches. See ALL below.

From Annapolis, take Route 2 south to Route 260 east (left). See ALL below. From Southern Maryland, take Routes 2/4 north to Sunderland. When Routes 2/4 split, take Route 2 north to Route 260 east (right). See ALL below. ALL follow Route 260 until it ends at the Chesapeake Bay. Turn left and go north approximately 0.6 mile.

Get around


A must for Sunday visitors is a stop at the Bayside History Museum, 9006 Dayton Avenue, from 1PM–4PM. The many exhibits detail the history of the Northern Calvert/Southern Anne Arundel Counties’ Chesapeake Bay communities. Arrangements for special events/group tours can be made by calling 410-495-8386.


Don’t miss the free summer concerts held the second Saturday of the month from June – August and our annual Bayfest held the fourth weekend in August where an array of crafters show off their talents.[1]


You’ll find great Shopping: Antique shops, Fine arts gallery, Novelty shops, Gift shops, Flower shop, Candy store All shopping and restaurants are within walking distance of the pier, boardwalk and beach.


Chesapeake Beach

  • Smokey Joe's, 4165 Mears Avenue (Attached to Chesapeake Beach Resort), +1 301-855-3089. Su-Th 7AM-10PM, F-Sa 7AM-11PM. This casual family restaurant has take out service

through the bar, including two dedicated take out parking spaces. They have a nice section of the menu featuring items from Wesley Stinnett's Restaurant, which was closed due to Tropical Storm Isabel after 67 years in operation, and they also do a pirate-themed family night on Tuesdays which is a lot of fun for the kids.

  • Little Panda, 7836 Bayside Rd (Chesapeake Station), +1 301 855-8068. Good Chinese takeout.

North Beach



Chesapeake Beach

  • Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa, 4165 Mears Avenue, toll-free: +1-866-312-5596. Balconies directly overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and the Calvert Cliffs, a full-service spa, marinas with slip rentals and charter fishing, two restaurants and an outdoor café.

Rose Haven

Herrington Harbour Inn Rt. 261, 7161 Lake Shore Drive Rose Haven, MD 20714 +1-800-213-9438 • +1 410-741-5100 • +1 301-855-8399

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