For decades, families have flocked to Calvert County, Maryland, to escape the city heat in Baltimore and D.C. and experience the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle, complete with bay breezes and crab feasts. With over 100 miles of shoreline along the Patuxent River and the bay, water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding, crabbing and charter boat fishing for that big catch are a must. Afternoons offer visits to local wineries and breweries followed by dinner at sunset overlooking the water.  

EAT

When in Rome! Calvert County is right on the Chesapeake Bay so make time to partake in a traditional crab feast or seafood platter. To the north of the county lies the twin beach towns of North Beach and Chesapeake Beach with several superb restaurant options. To the south is Solomons, a tiny waterside town with a big waterfront restaurant selection.  

STAY

All of the accommodations in Calvert County are top notch. Plan a quick stay in an affordable hotel, stay for a few days in a tent, camper or vacation home, treat yourself to a luxurious stay in a bed & breakfast or plan something unique and book a stay at the base of the Cove Point Lighthouse in the keeper’s quarters (featured in the top image). 

PLAY

With all the water access in Calvert County, you know there have to be beaches! We have some of the nicest beaches on the bay and you don’t have to drive all the way across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to access them. Search for shark teeth and shells at any of the beaches dotted along the bay, peruse local museums and galleries and stop for an ice cream cone to finish off your perfect day away!  

Maryland. Be Open For It