North Beach, Maryland

North Beach, Maryland

Visiting North Beach

North Beach, Maryland sits on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. This small town has seven blocks of waterfront, a public fishing pier, and a half mile long boardwalk with a bike path.  You’ll enjoy wide open views of the Chesapeake from the boardwalk benches.

North Beach is in Calvert County, Maryland, about 30 miles south of Annapolis and just one mile north of Chesapeake Beach.

Beach Access:

There are fees for access to the beach and use of the fishing pier for non-North Beach residents.  Kayak and paddle board and bike rentals are available as well as beach chairs and umbrellas.  You’ll find information about the beach fee rates, plus rules about use fo the beach at the town’s website.

Things to Do:

The town has a variety of shops, including antiques and gifts.  And there are several restaurants to choose from.  All are within walking distance from the pier, so park your car and enjoy a stroll around town.



If you’re in town on a Friday night, visit the popular Friday Night Farmer’s Market and Classic Car Cruise-In.  This happens from May to the beginning of October.  Weekend visitors can also take in the Bayside History Museum, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00.

And, there is a series of  free summer concerts and movies on the beach.

Find a good place to eat: North Beach restaurant reviews.

Here’s a nice article about a summer Friday day trip to North Beach at the Capital Gazette.

Places to Stay:

There aren’t any hotels in North Beach, but there are a number of vacation homes available for rental.

Or you can drive about five minutes south to Chesapeake Beach, where you’ll find the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa.

Drone views of North Beach by LRogers1096 on YouTube

North Beach Information