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Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis

(3.2/5 based on 220+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • A great spot that provides the single best photo opportunity of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Quiet off-season, it can get very crowded doing the Summer.  more »
  • We went during the off season (no way we were getting in the water in February!) but the whole area was just beautiful. We plan on coming back closer to summer so we can rent a rowboat and go out on t...  more »
  • Took my granddaughters there over a weekend in May, we had a wonderful time, the water was not that deep that the 9 yr. old could not swim. No waves and they just loved that. Cant wait to visit again ...  more »
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  • This Park has such great potential, but they need to spend some time on customer service. If it's a busy weekend and you want to meet a handful of friends there, expect that every picnic area will be reserved (and at a tremendous price), expect that the gate personnel will not be able to give you directions or answer questions about park amenities or features. The fees to enter are PER PERSON, so if like me you have a family of six, that gets as pricey quick. That said, they will give you a refund if you drive in and can't find what they couldn't give you directions to and want to come right back out.
  • 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.
  • Had a great day here! Only fault was bathrooms were a lil dirty. But it was still a wonderful day.
  • 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!
  • Place was very very busy, it didn't have enough places with benches. Beside that the water was okay beside the fact that there was a lot of jelly fish, a lot parking space which is good even though it was far away. So this is why I rated this place as okay, I might come back and see if it has improve but no any time soon.