Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Visiting Chesapeake Beach, MD

Chesapeake Beach, in Calvert County Maryland, was founded by the Washington and Chesapeake Bay Railway Company in 1894 as a resort destination for visitors from the Washington D.C. area.  It’s still a popular spot today, with the waterfront Rod N Reel Resort Hotel, a fleet of charter fishing boats, a water park, beautiful views, beach access, museums dedicated to trains and surfing, 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. Today, the Rod N Reel Resort continues Chesapeake Beach’s vacation resort tradition, with waterfront lodging, a marina that offers charter fishing outings, gaming (bingo & slots), and entertainment.

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, exploring the history of surfing at Bruce “Snake” Gabrielson’s Surfing Museum and Surf Art Gallery, or cooling off at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park.

Visitors 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.

Rod N Reel Resort
This is the hotel actually located in Chesapeake Beach, located next door to the Rod n Reel Marina.

Holiday Inn Express Prince Frederick
The Holiday Inn Express Prince Frederick is a 100% non-smoking hotel located about a 25 minute drive from Chesapeake Beach. 

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