Famous for its wild ponies that roam the shore, Assateague Island seashore is a 37-mile barrier island beach near Ocean City, Maryland. There are no accomodations...
The 786-acre state park about an hour outside of DC, Sandy Point has a large public beach with lifeguards where fishing and crabbing is allowed. The park itself is a
Bethany Beach, DE
Bethany Beach in Delaware-named by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the best secret beaches on earth-has all the amenities of a major beach with none of the...
Chesapeake Beach, MD
About an hour outside of DC is Chesapeake Beach in Maryland. There's a water park nearby, and the beach itself offers fishing and sailing.
Chincoteague Island, VA
The beach on Chincoteague Island is quiet and untouched, with a large number of animals calling it home. The town of Chincoteague has several hotels and restaurants,...
Lewes Beach in Delaware is a small public beach perfect for those with small children as the water is very calm. There are nature trails nearby for light hiking.
North Beach, MD
A small, ramshackle beach an hour and a half outside of DC, North Beach has a short boardwalk and pier but few attractions, though it does have a faded charm and
Ocean City, MD
Three hours out of DC is Ocean City, MD, a sleepy little beach town on an Atlantic barrier island with ten miles of soft white beach. Because it's so close to the...