Chesapeake Beach, in Calvert County Maryland, was founded by the Washington and Chesapeake Bay Railway Companyin 1894 as a resort destination for visitors from the Washington D.C. area. It’s still a popular spot today, with the waterfront Chesapeake Beach Resort Hotel, a fleet of charter fishing boats, a water park, beautiful views, beach access, and several large marinas nearby.
Chesapeake Beach thrived as a destination resort during the early 1900’s. The train station that brought early visitors arrived to the area remains as a museum which recounts the history of the resort town.
Things to do in Chesapeake Beach include taking a charter fishing trip, going to the beach, visiting the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum to learn about the area’s history, cooling off at the Chesapeake Beach water park, or try your luck at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa’s gaming rooms. You can also use Chesapeake Beach as a home base for exploring other places nearby, such as Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis and the diverse attractions of St. Mary’s County.
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