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Bayfront Park, Chesapeake Beach

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  • Not tourist friendly- This beach has very little parking, no facilities and outrageous summer entrance fees as a result of too many tourists trying to take advantage. If you are looking for beach expe...  more »
  • This place used to be great for walking along the cliffs and finding decent sharks teeth and other fossils. Now too many people go there and they had to start charging admission during the summer and ...  more »
  • We've been here several times over the last couple of years. It has always been quiet and you can find a few shark's teeth as well. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • This beach is meant for appreciating nature. That's what is so great about it. Allow me to give a little history lesson: Bayfront park used to be called "Brownie's Beach" and it was a free beach owned by some really nice people. Well one day there was an article about free beaches on the east coast and for some reason this one was mentioned. It brought a lot of people from outside of the town of Chesapeake Beach and after that it was always trashed. Well the family couldn't deal with it and the trouble it bought anymore so the town government bought it to preserve it for the townspeople. The real reasons the prices are so high is because this beach is a beautiful piece of nature that we don't like to mess with but other people do. It's to keep the masses of people who want to litter and trash the place out AND to clean up after the ones that do anyways when the staff isn't there. The reason you find all of these fossils and stuff is because of the cliffs which are (for the most part) untouched. We want to preserve that. As of the writing of this review the prices are $10 per child and senior and $18 per adult if you live outside of Calvert County. There are discounted rates if you live in Calvert County and if you live in the town limits (not the district, the actual town) then it is free because your taxes pay for it. Yes, they check your ID. No, the prices cannot be negotiated. This beach is great for appreciating nature. The only man made thing down there is a tiny bridge to cross a stream and a Port-a-potty because we don't want things in the bay that match your attitude. The fact that there has to be a cop there on the weekends to keep people from harassing and threatening the kids that work there is sickening. All in all a great beach I rate 10/10. Oh and bring your dog. The water is shallow and they LOVE it.
  • Horrific. Just left. We arrived and immediately packed up to leave after noticing glass in MUTLIPLE places. Two adults and a toddler almost $40. We asked for a refund and they said no because you must leave within 30 minutes and it took us 40 minutes. MY SON IS DISABLED and the path is lengthy. I explained that it takes about 10 minutes to walk the path, they said no and the security guard motioned that it was time for me to leave. The staff working was horrific and inconsiderate and the beach is overpriced for a GLASS RIDDLED slab of mud.
  • 60 bucks for two adults, and two toddlers....I about crapped a brick when the guy told me what it was...we ended up heading down the road to a much nicer beach 10 mins away for 20 bucks...I think the fame of finding shark teeth got to the county's head and they decided the could charge an arm and a leg. Needless to say I will tell anyone I know from out of town to avoid it. And we found just as many shark teeth down the road!
  • Almost $60 for two parents,7 yr old, and Twelve yr old ,....shamefull ! ... There are no bathrooms, unless you count the filthy dirty and stinky port a potty. There are no park rangers or naturalist on site. There are no info/ educational boards- plaques to let you know about things you may find. What is all the money for? Save your money, Don't go.
  • Great place. Clean. Family friendly