Marinas & Boating

boats on a marina


From charter fishing and group trips to recreational boating, Chesapeake Beach offers local marinas and docks to suit your Bay needs. 

Municipal public boat ramp access is available at 4055 Gordon Stinnett Ave, Chesapeake Beach, MD. The site is owned by the Town of Chesapeake Beach and managed by Marina West. Launch fees are collected at the Marina office for boaters outside of the Town limits. The location offers 70 designated trailer parking spots for ease of access to the ramps, permanent restrooms and a fish cleaning station. For more information please click here.  

In/Out Launch Fee$10.00
One way Launch Fee$5.00
Season Pass$150.00
Public parking of boat trailer while launched$0

Navigating the Water: Use NOAA Chart 12263.

About three miles south of Holland Point and Herring Bay off Maryland’s Western Shore, flashing green “1” marks the entrance to Fishing Creek. The Fishing Creek Inlet has reported depths of three feet with a channel width of 40 feet. If you are at all unsure as to the conditions at Fishing Creek Inlet, we would suggest calling ahead to one of the marinas on the VHF for local information ahead of time.

Once clear of flashing green “1,” you can proceed on to flashing red “2” and flashing green “3” farther in at the breakwaters (visible in the image above). Clear of the breakwaters, you can head toward the marinas on the left and right, if your draft permits. 

The first marina on the left (south) on entry is the Rod and Reel Marina and Restaurant, which accepts transient guest and supplies gas and diesel fuels. Just beyond the 10-foot fixed vertical clearance bridge on the left (south) is Fishing Creek Landings, which, if you can make it under the bridge, has transient slips, gas, and a lift for haul-out and repairs.