Beach Use

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The beach areas at Long Beach are some of the most spectacular of Maryland’s western shore. In addition to outstanding views, this part of the Chesapeake Bay boasts a boaters’ paradise and access to some of the best fishing spots. Calvert Cliffs provides beach goers with a trove of fossil finds.

All residents of Long Beach and their guests have access to the beaches and the beach access lanes along the shore front.  In order to park at the beach parking lots, residents and guests must display a beach pass, which is a hang tag with the current year sticker.  See the Road Fees and Community Membership application for beach pass information.

The north beach or Big Beach is accessible at the end of Flag Harbor Blvd just passed the Flag Harbor Marina.  There is an unpaved parking lot for beach access, picnic tables and a volley ball net. During the summer months access to this beach is controlled by a gate guard. If the tide is low, visitors to this beach can walk all the way up to Kenwood Beach and Governors Harbor.

The south beach or Little Beach is located at the end of Long Beach Drive.  The beach is smaller and a favorite gathering place of the neighborhood.

Fossils of Matoaka Beach Cabins