Kent Island

Visiting the Kent Island

If you’ve crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, you’ve gone right by Kent Island.  Located off the west coast of Queen Anne’s County, Kent Island sits at the base of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, connecting Maryland’s eastern and western shores.  The island is just barely separated from the mainland by a narrow channel known as Kent Narrows. Kent Island has deep roots in Maryland history. Kent Fort, founded in 1631, is the third oldest English settlement in the country, after Jamestown and Plymouth. Before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened in 1952, the area served as a hub for steamboat travel, and ferry service traveled between Kent Island’s Love Point and the Western Shore.

Next time you’re crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, plan a stop in the Kent Island/Kent Narrows area.  Stretch your legs at a nature area or enjoy a meal are one of the many restaurants.  There are also lots of hotels here if you need a place to stay. Water views and convenience to dining make this a popular overnight stop.

Things to do and see in the Kent Island area.


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Kent Island Area Hotels


Holiday Inn Express Kent Island

This Holiday Inn Express has a waterfront location at Kent Narrows. Amenities include free hot breakfast and free high-speed internet.  See rates.



Front exterior of the Best Western Hotel, Kent Island MD

Best Western Kent Narrows Inn

Within walking distance of several popular restaurants. Nice views from the waterfront rooms.

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Kent Island Information

Stevensville and Gasonville

A bridge crosses over waterfront buildings in Kent Narrows, MD

Stevensville and Grasonville are towns on Kent Island and they’re the addresses you’ll see listed for most of the hotels.

The area near the inlet between the island and the mainland is known as Kent Narrows. That’s where the biggest collection of restaurants are. It’s a nice place to have some seafood while you enjoy the view.

Kent Island Area Restaurants


The Kent Island area restaurants, located near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, are a good place to stop and eat on your way to or from Ocean City and the Eastern Shore.  Good seafood and nice views also make them a popular destination for an evening out for people who live in the surrounding cities.

There are several restaurants located at Kent Narrows, offering attractive waterfront views.   Annie’s Paramount Steak and Seafood House offers steak and seafood, and waterfront views.  The Narrows Restaurant  advertises their award winning crab cakes and cream of crab soup.  The Fisherman’s Inn & Crab Deck has a full seafood menu and steamed crabs.  Bridges Restaurant and Bar serves regional seafood and produce in an island-inspired setting. Live music on the weekends.   Harris Crab House has fresh seafood and indoor or outdoor dining.  Kentmorr Restaurant in Stevensville has a great waterfront view and an extensive menu that includes award-winning crabcakes.

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