Chesapeake Beach Attractions

Chesapeake Beach Attractions

Things to see and do in Chesapeake Beach

Railway Museum

The town of Chesapeake Beach has a long history as destination for visitors. In the town’s early days, a railroad brought visitors out from the city for some fun in the sun.

Railway Museum

The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, located in an old train station,  tells the story of the Chesapeake Bay Railway Company and Amusement Park through a collection of historical photographs and artifacts.  The railway museum is open daily May through September from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and weekends in April and October from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Admission is free.

The Beach

Today’s visitors can enjoy the beach at Bay Front Park (also known as Brownies Beach or Randle Cliff).  The park has a public beach and is open during daylight hours.  This is a narrow beach with adjacent cliffs.  Visitors may find fossils on the beach here.  Bay Front Park is located in the southern part of town, on Route 261.

The Breezy Point Beach and Campground, located adjacent to the Breezy Point Marina, is operated by the Calvert County Dept. of Parks and Recreation and offers swimming and camping at 80 waterfront or water view campsites.  Located on Breezy Point Road, a few miles south of town.  Directions to the beach.

Water Park

In 1995, a water park was added to the attractions at Chesapeake Beach.  With eight water slides, a children’s activity pool, and a water volleyball area, the park has something for everyone.

Surfing Art

Something you might not expect to find in a small town on the shores of the Chesapeake is a museum dedicated to surfing art, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Bruce “Snake” Gabrielson’s Surf Art Gallery and Museum. The small museum features surf art, rare photos, and items pertaining to surfing history collected over 50 years by Gabrielson. The museum is located on Route 261, about three miles south of Chesapeake Beach (look for the surfboard sign). Check the museum’s website for hours of operation.

Charter Fishing

Chesapeake Beach is a popular departure point for Chesapeake Bay fishermen.  Both Breezy Point Marina and the Rod N’ Reel Marina have active charter fishing boat fleets. Some Chesapeake Beach charters are listed below.  Visit our charter fishing directory for information on additional charter boats in the Chesapeake Beach area. The Miss Chesapeake Beach offers head boat fishing daily (expect Tuesdays).

You’ll find additional charter fishing operations in Deale, as well as some additional restaurants.

Chesapeake Beach Fishing Charter Boats


Bay Hunter Charters.  Fishing with Captain Randy Dean aboard Bay Hunter, a 42′ Evans Built charter boat.  Licensed for 12 passengers, Bay Hunter is very clean and will get you to the fish fast.  Full day and half day charters.  We fish every day, so we know where the fish are.  Rod N Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD.


Lexianna Charters.  The Lexianna is a 41′ custom boat, USCG certified for 17 passengers, equipped with the latest in navigation and safety equipment, full head and a heated seating area. With over 28 years of fishing experience, the Lexianna crew can ensure you have a wonderful Chesapeake Bay fishing adventure!  Docked behind Abner’s Crab House, 3748 Harbor Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD.


Wound Tight Charters.  Enjoy at day of fishing with the friendly crew aboard the Wound Tight.  We catch everything from Spot and Rockfish to Tuna and Marlin.  We offer bay and ocean fishing.  Custom boat and custom tackle.  Rod N Reel Marina, Chesapeake Beach, MD.