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Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis

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  • Good place with some activities. But above all a good spot to watch the bridge very impressive.
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  • Swimming, fishing, and boating on the shores is the way to go. It's controlled by the Maryland state park system, but they are laid back a bit on the drinking. It didn't Fill To Capacity on my visit, ...  more »
  • Sandy Point is located just prior to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge near Annapolis. The water is brown, but was plenty warm to swim in August. It's not as good as an ocean beach - but in my opinion, good e...  more »
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  • It's the biggest beach we have been to so far (on the bay.. It's orange sand because it's the bay, not the Caribbean). But like true Maryland standards, trash is common everywhere you look. Not for lack of efforts by the park staff, who are super friendly, but because everyone here is a disgusting. Lots of parking, picnic tables, grills, restrooms.. It's a great layout. They even have lifeguards for the swimming area. Just stop being so nasty!
  • Super crowded. The San is more like pebbles. There are life guards and a place to rinse feet but no showers. There is a changing are in the bath house with individual stalls. Won't be coming here again. Just not big enough for the amount of people. Never even got a chance to get in the water.
  • I love coming here. I've been here a few times and the park ranger staff are always very nice. The beach itself is clean and on a good beautiful day can get really crowded. There is a big parking lot there so you may have to walk a ways (max 5 min) to the beach. There also seems to be a boat launching area as well which attracts another type of crowd. Key thing to note is that if your military entrance to the park is free (at least it was for me the last time I went, two weeks before this post)
  • Amazing place to relax and need a mini get away but don't feel like driving hours to a beach. Beautiful view. I love the diversity that comes through here. You'll find a little bit of every part of the world here all just wanting to have a good time with their family and friends. Park is clean. Only thing that needs a better job maintaining are the bathrooms. I have to hold my breath every time I'm in there.
  • I've been to many beaches. This is the worst beach I have ever been to. And they actually have a nerve to charge a fee to enter the beach. Which would have been fine if the upkeep was well. No trash cans anywhere, had to reach over someone purchasing food to pass my trash to the young man taking food orders. I felt so bad having to reach over the nice lady that didn't mind. No wonder there was trash all over; along with the water having trash floating in it. And the restrooms smelled horrible. The urine smell was strong. I have never smelled such horrible restrooms; not even in my travels at rest stops on highways; which I've been in many being that I travel by car very often. I did like the diversity of people that were there and the friendly customer service. Please take more pride in your beach. Thanks.

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