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Nice boardwalk with a really tiny beach

I would not go out of my way to go to the beach here! The boardwalk, pier and whole atmosphere in... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Baltimore, MD
not much beach

North Beach is a small town on the Chesapeake Bay with a small patch of sand.. It has it's charms... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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All reviews ocean city small beach nice boardwalk chesapeake bay small town farmers market an umbrella live here fishing pier welcome center board walk young kids short drive calvert county across the street car show local artists
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to North Beach with a girlfriend this morning to visit 'The Little Bay Cafe'. Lunch was beautiful, however the lack of parking around the beach area was stressful on arrival. I parked on a side street in what I thought was a parking zone,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chloejt11
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A Chesapeake bay treasure! Still has that small town feel, especially durring the week. Shopping, restaurants and a small public beach, with a perfect place to walk dogs and peir fishing. Vist for the day, bring the whole family!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gary S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I would not go out of my way to go to the beach here! The boardwalk, pier and whole atmosphere in the area is nice for an afternoon. If you are used to Ocean City or Atlantic City, this place is way tiny by comparison....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank zzyzzx
Reviewed 17 September 2018

North Beach is a small town on the Chesapeake Bay with a small patch of sand.. It has it's charms; some good restaurants, a small museum about North Beach's history, a shopping area with antique shops and some art galleries were local artists display and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank u30178
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This little town reminded me of Abbeville where Julia Roberts moved to in Sleeping with the Enemy. It was a homey, laid back, place. Enjoyed sitting on the pier talking to the locals and walking through the farmer's market. A nice little beach area -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This beach is clean and really good for families with small kids. It has free parking, great sand for building, and good clean bathrooms. There are virtually no waves, which could be nice for kids (it was for mine) or disappointing for those of us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarahaO3539WR
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I am a Calvert county resident and I always take out of town visitors here for an afternoon / early evening. It never disappoints!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank V9420UFtomk
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

If you’re expecting something fancy and spacious, this is not it. If you want a simple day trip on a neighborhood beach this may work for you. I needed to be on some sand and near water and this almost did the trick. It’s bay...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank TJ M
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The beach requires a payment per person to enter. It is a small beach with a boardwalk. The boardwalk is free to walk on. It seems a good place to bring the family and enjoy a quiet. Not busy like Ocean City, but it is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This place is absurd. A complete waste of time & money and not worth the drive. Apparently, you can own the ocean and charge people $17 to even step foot on the sand. They didn’t even offer an hourly charge, it was all or nothing....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Laramie B
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25 August 2018|
Response from phoq36 | Reviewed this property |
Adults 12-54 $17.00 Children 3-11 $9.00 Children 2 and under Free Seniors 55 and up $9.00 Active Military $9.00 Season Pass Adults / Children $120.00 / $100.00 Family Season Pass (5 people max) $400.00
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14 August 2018|
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Response from 158jeffg | Reviewed this property |
They were about $18 per person. In my mind, very expensive for what you get. We stayed on the boardwalk and didn't pay to venture down to the beach.
6 July 2018|
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Response from 158jeffg | Reviewed this property |
I agree 100%. What a great way to drive people away from your area! We just walked the boardwalk and enjoyed the shops, etc.