Bayfront Park (aka Brownie's Beach) CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Effective March 18th at sun down this Park is CLOSED
restriction signage

 

Bayfront Park is a natural preservation that has limited amenities and limited parking. Bayfront Park is a smoke and vape free facility with a beach area that is small with access restrictions due to bordering unstable cliffs. Bayfront Park is home to large cliffs that are ever changing by nature. The land mass making up the cliffs are subject to collapse without warning, which can lead to loss of life or severe injury. 

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.

For a beach with additional amenities, parking and rentals we recommend visitors check out our "Twin Beach" North Beach or Calvert County's Flag Ponds

Actions NOT permitted at Bayfront Park:

  • Guests must NOT access the cliff area that is marked as restricted. Violations of this restriction is unlawful and subject to a municipal infraction and is subject to a $125 fine. 
  • Fishing or crabbing 
  • Rollerblades, skateboards or Motorized vehicles
  • Smoking or vaping not permitted per Town Ordinance
  • Drugs, alcohol, glass containers or fires / grills
  • Camping
  • Bicycles
  • Littering
  • Pets not leashed and within the control of an adult who can maintain control of the animal
  • Parking in restricted areas. Parking is strictly enforced by law enforcement. 

 Rates for Bay Front Park
Town Residents and GuestsFree

Calvert County Residents

 
Age 2 & underFree
Age 3-11$5.00
Age 12-54$8
Age 55 & over$6
Active Military Member (only w/ ID)$5
Out of Calvert County Residents 
Age 2 & underFree
Age 3-11$10
Age 12-54$18
Age 55 & over$10
Active Military Member (only w/ ID)$9

Bay Front Park is owned and operated by the Town of Chesapeake Beach. Please contact Town Hall Monday- Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm with questions or concerns (410) 257-2230 or via email.

Notice: Entrance fees to the Park may not be paid with cash. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover

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.

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.

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 occurance.

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 (Rd. 261/Bayside Rd.) as you enter town and continue south.
  2. Pass through the next light (Mears Rd.) and travel one mile.
  3. Regular Parking: If you were to continue south on Rt. 261, Bay Front parking lot is 1/4 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 Rd.) and travel one mile.
  3. Regular Parking: If you were to continue south on Rt. 261, Bay Front parking lot is 1/4 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 1/4 mi. on the right hand side.