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Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Sandy Point State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located on Sandy Point at the western end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The park grounds include the Sandy Point Farmhouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, which is undergoing restoration and is not open to the public. The historic Sandy Point Shoal Light stands in about five feet of water some 1000yards east of the park's beach.HistoryThe state park opened in 1952 at the site of a ferry landing that had formerly served the Chesapeake Bay Ferry System on its run across the bay to what is now Matapeake State Park on Kent Island. The park was established with racially segregated beaches and bathhouses which lead to litigation in 1955. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the park to become integrated in Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City v. Dawson, which ultimately extended the Fourteenth Amendment to state beaches and other recreational facilities.
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  • Sandy Point State Park, affordable place to go and small beach, Chesapeake salt water. This is a very nice attraction, to spent with family, couples or go solo. Before you visit please, check Calendar...  read more »
  • I went there for the first time for my wife's family reunion. I was so impressed that I have booked a spot for my own family reunion next year 
  • We did not encounter the heavy traffic in other reviews while we arrived the park. The beach was a bit crowded but overall it was nice. However, it was difficult to find a bench that you can sit down....  read more »
  • I have been to this park in the past and found it was great. Great surf, nice beach, showers and public bathrooms. $7 per person for parking equals a fairly inexpensive fun day for one person. I believe your fun is what you make it to be. The beach is really nice. The real question when wondering if you'll have fun at this beach is - are you making your fun .....or expecting it to be delivered on a platter? Go and enjoy. Your day is what you make it.
  • There's ALWAYS room for improvement.. However, while attending "we" enjoyed ourselves. There was no loud music or profanity, no ppl in the way (including children), no animals/pets! I will look fwd to going back & the $7 cover is nothing compared to the what I saved traveling to VA Beach or Rehoboth. Cheap, boring ppl should stay home.. Very family-oriented, fun, accommodating grounds.. See for yourself!
  • This is the beach where fun goes to die. No, seriously. You drive up and are hit with a $7 per PERSON entrance fee. Then you are subjected to a litany of rules. Maryland State Police patrol the beach aggressively; looking to write you a citation for open containers on the beach. It's ridiculous and unnecessary. Get in the water and the lifeguards will whistle at you for everything. Don't waste your time. Go to a real beach. This place is a joke and a tax on us all. What a sham, Maryland. You should be ashamed.
  • Great place for families. Large and decent bathrooms with showers and there is also a snack bar with a great menu. Very crowded on weekends.
  • A great close by family place for a day trip! We love going. The only issue is that during the peak season, the East beach is for rental parties only, which would be fine because there's still the larger beach area, but all the playgrounds that my kids love are on the restricted East beach side. Still, a fun place.
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