Sandy Point State Park is a public recreation area located along the scenic shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay. First opened in 1952, it has been a source of family fun and unrivaled beauty for locals and visitors since that time; and you will be astonished at all of the wondrous things you can find there…
Historic Sandy Point Farmhouse, located within this 786-acre park just north of the Bay Bridge, was constructed in all of its 18th century grandeur for a relative of the then governor of Maryland; and Sandy Point Lighthouse, about 1,000 yards east of the park’s beach and built in 1858, can be seen from the park’s shores.
Open during the summer months and offering a wide variety of engaging programs for all ages, Sandy Point State Park Nature Center is located at the heart of the park. There is also a 215-acre nature preserve and environmental study area nestled within this picturesque park.
Sandy Point State Park’s creature comforts include food and beverage concession, picnic areas, playgrounds, bathhouses, boat rentals and a marina store. Of course, there are numerous nature trails for hiking, jogging, sightseeing and birding, as well as breathtaking scenic water views, a beautiful beach, jetties, woodlands, well-kept fields and a pond. The park is also a popular spot for swimming, fishing and crabbing. In addition, Sandy Point State Park is dog-friendly and offers an amazing array of photo opportunities.