Assateague Island National Seashore

Berlin, MD

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...

  • Public beach

Sandy Point State Park

Annapolis, MD

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

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Park
  • Hiking

Bethany Beach

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...

  • Public beach
  • Excursions
  • Winter sport
  • Natural Attraction
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure

Chesapeake Beach

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.

  • Public beach

Chincoteague Island

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,...

  • Wild beach
  • Excursions
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Natural Attraction

Lewes Beach

Lewes, DE

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.

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

North Beach

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

  • Public beach

Ocean City Beach

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...

  • Public beach