Maryland beaches are found fronting the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and along the Chesapeake Bay in the middle of the State. Beaches also extend along lakes and rivers further inland. While the most reknown of Maryland's beaches is in Ocean City, many are found scattered on the Eastern Shore.

The Maryland Park Service of the Department of Natural Resources maintains 15 park beaches in ten Maryland counties. All State park beaches, and many county and municipal beaches, require entrance fees for access. Most beaches offer extra equipment and facility rentals as well.

(by county)

*(no swimming allowed)
**(access requires permit)
***(beaches are accessible only by boat)

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