Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Sandy Point State Park
I visited Sandy Point State Park on Chesapeake Bay last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed my one-day visit to the “beach”. The Sandy Point State Park is located on the western end of the bay bridge, which connects the eastern shore of the Maryland to the “main” Maryland. Going eastbound towards bridge on Route 50, the park is the last exit before the bay bridge.
The main attraction of the park is the mini beach it contains on the shore of Chesapeake Bay. The beach is about a mile long. As the name suggests the beach is mostly “sandy” with some “stoney” patches mixed in. There are areas for swimming and fishing designated and separated from each other. The park also has boat-launching ramps. I saw many people launching their private boats in the Chesapeake Bay from these ramps. Rowboats and motorboats are also available for renting from within the park. There are benches and tables scattered throughout the park for dining purposes.
The atmosphere was family friendly at the Sandy Point State Park. There were lots of families with children enjoying the summer sun and a dip in the beach.
I liked the park a lot and will be visiting many times in the future.