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Bay Front Park (Brownie's Beach) -- Enjoy the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay one-half mile south of Chesapeake Beach.  Bay Front Park is owned and operated by the Town of Chesapeake Beach. Please contact Town Hall Monday- Friday 8:30am - 4:30 pm with questions or concerns (410) 257-2230 or via email .

During the summer months, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, there is a fee for non-town residents to use the Park (see below).  

NOTICE:  Effectively immediately, entrance fees to the Park may not be paid with cash.

When the Park is open, guests are responsible for paying the fee for the use of the Park, regardless of the time of arrival. Those in violation of Park rules or Town ordinance will be asked to leave the Park by staff and / or the Police.

Warning: There is no lifeguard on duty at the beach, so swim at your own risk. There is a risk of landslide or cliff deteriorating from the cliffs abutting portions of the Beach, particularly during or after heavy or prolonged periods of rain or snow. Beach guests should stay away from the cliffs and assume the risk of injury.

During severe weather, the Park will close, and guests will be asked to vacate the Park.

Admission fees are waived for active duty military personnel, veterans and families at Bay Front Park (Brownie’s Beach) on Memorial Day, Labor Day, and July 4th.  

Welcome to Bay Front Park

Please observe these ordinances:
Park opens 6 AM closes 9 PM
Observe parking signs; towing enforced
Leash and cleanup after pets

Not permitted:

  • Fishing or crabbing on boardwalk

  • Rollerblades, skateboards or Motorized vehicles

  • Drugs, alcohol, glass containers or fires / grills

  • Camping

  • Bicycles

Thanks for using the trash cans
and keeping our park clean.  The Town of Chesapeake Beach hopes you enjoyed your visit.

 

2019 RATES FOR BAY FRONT PARK

Town Residents and Guests Free
Calvert County Residents
          Age 2 & under Free
          Age 3-11 $5
          Age 12-54 $8
          Age 55 & over $6
          Active Military Member only w ID $5
Out of Calvert County Residents
          Age 2 & under Free
          Age 3-11 $10
          Age 12-54 $18
          Age 55 & over $10
          Active Military Member only w ID $9

 

Admissions payment to the Park can be made by credit card. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER.


NO PARKING ALONG MD ROUTE 261; VIOLATORS WILL BE TICKETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 268-3 OF THE TOWN CODE, VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO A $100 FINE PER OCCURENCE.

 

 

Directions to Bay Front Park (Brownie's Beach)
If using GPS, use the address: 7255 Bayside Rd. Chesapeake Beach, MD.  Please leave no debris in our parking lot.


From Rt. 4:

  1. Take a right at the traffic light (Rt. 261/Bayside Road) as you enter Town and continue south.

  2. Pass through the next light (Mears Road) and travel one mile.

  3. Regular Parking: if you were to continue south on Rt. 261, Bay Front parking lot is ¼ mi. on the left hand side.

From North Beach:

  1. Pass the traffic light (Rt. 261 & Rt. 260) as you enter the center of Town and continue south.

  2. Pass through the next light (Mears Road) and travel one mile.

  3. Regular Parking: if you were to continue south on Rt. 261, Bay Front parking lot is ¼ mi. on the left hand side.

From South of Chesapeake Beach:

  1. Regular Parking: as you enter the Town limits, Bay Front parking lot is ¼ mi. on the right hand side.

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