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Shark teeth

A good place to spend some time in nature. There are some nice walks and you can go hunting for... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Fun fossil-hunting at low tide!

My daughter and I visited here in late winter, so we bundled up and hiked along the small beach... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

A good place to spend some time in nature. There are some nice walks and you can go hunting for shark teeth. It's a nice place to spend the day!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Caution for parents - i found this on a parenting blog - thought fossil hunting would be great adventure. Daughter was bitten by a snake in the water - non serious injury, non venomous snake a but what a scare w a 5 and 2...More

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank LonelyPlanetFaithful
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Went about 4 hours after high tide and within minutes we were finding shark teeth and fossils. Ended up with over twenty shark teeth in about an hour. Bring a bag and something to sift the sand with.

Date of experience: July 2017
6  Thank dotherighttheme
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Along an idle two lane in the hills of the Eastern Potomac River with good parking is the trail head to the beach. After an easy walk there is a good mile of sand to search for treasures. Some caution is needed around the cliffs,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank bigcreek
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The fossils here are small but abundant. I found 278 in one day. Bring a small kitchen strainer and hand shovel. There is no bathroom here or food so bring snacks. The walk is a little creepy if you are by yourself but beautiful. The...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank mwacker7
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My daughter and I visited here in late winter, so we bundled up and hiked along the small beach (best to go at low tide) and marveled at all the fossils embedded in the cliffs. The park itself is not well marked, and there are...More

Date of experience: March 2016
5  Thank sanisidro0
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We went as the tide was going out and stayed for a few hours. We found quite a few small shark's teeth, but two men walked by and mentioned they were with the Maryland Geological Society. They identified all the teeth we had and then...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We found a few small shark teeth. It was a nice place to take a break and enjoy the river. A small beach area. It's best to visit at low tide. We enjoyed a short visit.

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank 724M
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

While Calvert Cliffs has the reputation as the beach to go to for fossil hunting, you can find shark teeth and other fossils all over Mayland's southern shores, including Purse State Park. It's a great, quiet little beach away from the kind of crowd Calvert...More

Date of experience: August 2015
10  Thank longstrangejourney
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Getting there the first few times is tricky since it's not well marked and kind of desolate. Lots of tiger shark teeth to find. Go around low tide since you lose the beach at high tide. Very buggy in the summer so load up on...More

Date of experience: June 2014
7  Thank GoNSEW
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7 August 2018|
Response from Donna D | Reviewed this property |
The trail is flat until you get near the beach, then it is steep, but not long. I have taken baby stroller there, but the beach trail is blocked with a downed tree. You have to scramble a tiny bit, so someone should not... More
Natalie B
30 March 2018|
Response from Donna D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are permitted on the beach. Be sure to keep your dog on a leash, my dog was almost attacked when two aggressive dogs came on the beach - my pup wasn't on leash and he was curious, dumb on my part, but he hadn't... More
19 March 2018|
Response from Donna D | Reviewed this property |
I have been to the park in all seasons.