Warmer weather is finally here and now is the perfect time to explore the best waterfront towns in Maryland. Each of these coastal towns in Maryland something unique but they all have one thing in common: the views are spectacular. The only question is: which of these Maryland coastal towns will you visit first?
When it comes to waterfront towns in Maryland, these places are just the beginning! Where’s your favorite coastal town in Maryland? Your top spot in the Old Line State to relax along the water? Feel free to share below – we love hearing from you!
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Waterfront Towns in Maryland
Sarah M.|March 02, 2023
What are some waterfront hotels or coastal cottages in Maryland?
The above waterfront towns in Maryland all make for pretty amazing day trips in the Old Line State, so much so that you'll probably be interested in turning your small-town day trip into an overnight trip or weekend getaway! Happily, there are many wonderful waterfront hotels and coastal cottages in Maryland that put guests right along the lovely shoreline:
Ocean City Beach. With 10 miles of spectacular shoreline, a public promenade, and beautiful boardwalk (that has its very own Ferris wheel), Ocean City Beach offers visitors a classic beach experience. You'll feel like a true vacationer while at Ocean City Beach, as its endless shores and nostalgic seaside attractions are delightfully postcard-perfect. The open, sandy shore is perfect for enjoying old-fashioned beach activities like volleyball or picnicking. And if your perfect beach day begins with an immense, inspiring sunrise, this Maryland beach is definitely for you.
Assateague Island. A beautiful, 37-mile isle off the coast of Maryland, Assateague Island is an enchanting place where wild horses roam free and rumors of buried treasure abound. Beautiful beaches, stately stallions, and some of the most stunning sunsets and stargazing in the country, while there are many amazing accommodations on the island, we highly recommend pitching a tent and camping right on the beach. Camping is available in the Maryland district of Assateague Island, and with a little advanced planning, you can enjoy a serene, seaside retreat in Maryland that's about as immersive and intimate as it gets.
Deal Island. One of our favorite places for a waterfront getaway in Maryland, Deal Island has tons of accommodations, including this charming coastal cottage we found on VRBO. This waterfront cottage is 960 square feet. With one bedroom and one bathroom, it can sleep up to four guests. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in sweeping, near-endless views of the waterfront!
St. Michaels. Located in the eastern portion of the state, this town has an abundance of charm, from its seemingly endless water views to the picturesque storefronts. In fact, St. Michaels makes for an excellent shopping trip destination. And, after you've worked up an appetite, you can enjoy the local offerings from the town's many cafes, restaurants, and dessert shops. Learn more about why St. Michales might be one of the best small towns in Maryland. When in this charming coastal town in Maryland, there's no better place to stay than the eponymous St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa, a stunning waterfront property with an on-site pool and spa!