These 18 Charming Waterfront Towns In Maryland Are Perfect For A Daytrip
Warmer weather is finally here and now is the perfect time to explore Maryland’s most charming waterfront towns. Each offers something unique but they all have one thing in common: the views are spectacular.
Maryland's state capital is packed with history, the Naval Academy, and delicious restaurants with a view of the water. Prepare to spend an entire day exploring the dozens of boutiques as well.
2. St. Michaels
This charming town offers unique stores, seafood restaurants, and fun events. After a day of enjoying this spot, relax by the water and take in the sights.
3. Ocean City
We can't write about waterfront towns without mentioning Ocean City! This spot attracts tourists for its oceanside location and never-ending activities.
4. Havre de Grace
The downtown area here is delightful and you can mix up your visit by walking along the promenade. Make sure to also check out Concord Point Lighthouse while you're visiting.
This underrated spot offers a quaint downtown area, water views, and a historic ferry ride. Check it out at least once.
6. Chesapeake City
What's cool about Chesapeake City is that it's located along a canal. Watch the ships glide along the water while enjoying the quaint sights.
This island spot is breathtaking during sunset. A quiet summer's day awaits.
Known as Maryland's crab capital, Crisfield is filled with watermen and therefore, great seafood as well. Don't leave without chowing down on steamed crabs.
9. North Beach
North Beach offers a boardwalk that's perfect for strolling year-round. Double the fun by visiting the nearby Chesapeake Beach while in the area.
Baltimore's Inner Harbor can't be missed. There's so much to do here, including the ever-impressive National Aquarium.
11. National Harbor
This spot is perfect for a day of shopping and eating. End your adventure by taking in a sunset view from the Capital Wheel.
McHenry is chock-full of outdoor activities, most of which can be located around Deep Creek Lake. Don't miss out on this impressive state gem!
13. St. Mary's City
History lovers will adore St. Mary's City, especially the ship battle reenactments. So much fun!
14. Kent Island
No matter which town on Kent Island you visit, you're sure to witness an astounding water view. It's so gorgeous, you may never want to leave.
15. Smith Island
This inhabited island is only reachable by ferry. Enjoy a day of solitude while kayaking or cycling along the island.
16. Deal Island
With a population of around 600 residents, this is the perfect place to visit if you're looking to get away from it all. The numerous wetlands in the area are perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and birdwatching.
to learn more about this quiet and relaxing town.
17. Rock Hall
Here you can visit the local beach, peruse the quaint downtown shops, and end your day eating sinfully delicious local oysters. This Eastern Shore gem is oh-so underrated and worth a visit.
to visit the Rock Hall website.
18. Chesapeake Beach
Chesapeake Beach and the nearby North Beach are great little places to visit if you want to feel kinda-sorta touristy but without huge crowds. With seafood restaurants, antique shops, and spots for fossil hunting, this part of Maryland is truly one-of-a-kind.
To discover more things this place has to offer, visit the Chesapeake Beach Website
When it comes to waterfront towns in Maryland, these 15 are just the beginning! Where’s your favorite place in the Old Line State to relax along the water? Feel free to share below.
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