Chesapeake Beach, Maryland


Chesapeake Beach is located in Calvert County Maryland. The town was built because of the vision of railroad builder Otto Mears. He wanted to build a resort town with railroad service that went from Washington to Baltimore. His vision included beaches, casinos, hotels, a race track, and a 1600 foot boardwalk. During the early 1900’s it thrived as a resort destination. Because of the Great Depression and popularity of automobiles the train had its last departure on April 15, 1935. You are able to visit the Chesapeake Beach Railway museum and see the history of the resort town railway.


The boardwalk features a band shell, carousel, dance pavilion, roller coaster, and entertainment booths.

Chesapeake Beach is also a popular starting point for bay fisherman. With fishing boat fleets at two Marina’s. There are many events held at Chesapeake Beach including summer concerts, family fun days, fireworks on the beach, and an annual Rod ‘N’ Reel Pro-Am fishing tournament.

There is a beach trolley available every two hours that will take you from the Chesapeake Beach area to Deale. It’s a convenient and fun way to take in the sights and visit the area.

Chesapeake Beach Water Park is a fun destination since 1995. With eight water slides, a lagoon, waterfalls, and children’s activity pool; there is fun around every bend.