LOGIN | REGISTER

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Maryland

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Promontorium Tremendum
    Posts
    931
    Images
    1

    Maryland

    just realized i may be up in Annapolis next Monday - anyone know the nearest place to find at least somewhat uncrowded surf? would that be Ocean City? thanks!

  2. #2
    You might try Assateague Island, just south of OCMD. If you don't mind walking a bit from the parking lot area, you can most likely find your own slice of the pie. The downside is that there's a vehicle entrance fee to the park, on the order of 15 bucks.

    If you go to OCMD instead, surfing is only allowed at two blocks on the public beaches. These blocks rotate daily. On Labor Day, those two blocks are 41st and 121st streets.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    VA BEACH
    Posts
    1,360
    Images
    23
    $15?! hot damn that's quite a fee

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Eastern Shore
    Posts
    365
    Images
    2
    Its more like 5 dollars

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    MD - VA
    Posts
    3,313
    If you plan on sitting on the beach at all, bring bug spray & lots of it. The very aggressive horseflies in Assateague aren't done yet.

  6. #6
    federal side cost 15 bucks...state side is $2

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Cape Cod
    Posts
    342
    Images
    5
    If you already have a "National Park and Federal Recreation Lands" Annual pass ($80 for 13 months), you should be able to use that to get in at Assateague. That pass is good for any National Park, and includes great surfing spots like Hatteras, Cape Cod, and Assateague National Seashore. You can probably inquire at the gate (or visitor center), if such pass would be beneficial to surfing and other outdoor recreational activities.

    For more info on fees, etc.:
    http://www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisi...servations.htm
    Last edited by capecodcdog; Sep 1, 2012 at 12:57 PM.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Baltimore
    Posts
    6
    go to assateague. The waves break out farther and its not crowed

  9. #9
    Here's even more info to help straighten out the confusion between the state side and national side:

    From http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclan...aguedayuse.asp

    What’s the difference between the National Park and State Park day-use areas?

    The State Park day-use area offers a concession stand, warm showers, flush toilets, camp store, and life-guarded beaches (10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day). The State Park day-use service charge is also good for use of the marina for clamming, crabbing, and fishing. (Use of the boat ramp is covered by a service charge of $10.00 for Maryland residents and $12.00 for out-of-state residents.) State Park day-use charges are $4.00 per person for Maryland residents and $6.00 per person for out-of-state visitors (cash or check only accepted at entrance station). During the off season, the charge is $3.00 per vehicle for Maryland residents and $5.00 for out-of-state residents. Golden Age Passholders and children in car seats enter free of charge at all times. Annual Passes may be purchased for $75 for Maryland residents and $100 for out-of-state residents. All passes must be clearly displayed within vehicles.

    The National Park day-use areas include life-guarded beaches during the season at their “North Beach.” They also offer swimming at their “South Beach”, but there are no lifeguards there. Facilities include chemical toilets and cold showers. There are walking trails and sites for boat launch, clamming, crabbing, and fishing. National Park charges are $15.00 per carload per week.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Cape Cod
    Posts
    342
    Images
    5
    Good point MLC. We have similar issues here (CCNS) with the NPS beaches and town beaches, which have different facilities, regulations, and fees.