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beach between baltimore and washington dc

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beach between baltimore and washington dc

I am looking for a good beach town situated between DC and Baltimore. Ideas? And how long will it take to drive from each city?

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1. Re: beach between baltimore and washington dc

The route between Baltimore and DC is inland and there are no beaches. If you are willing to drive a bit out of the way, there are some options on the Chesapeake Bay, but just as a heads the Bay is allot different that the Ocean. There are no waves, the sand is darker and courser, jelly fish can be issue, water temps are warmer, and the water has a slimier feel. Also, there are no real resort towns on the Bay. On the Bay, you could try Chesapeake Beach or Sandy Point. But for the true ocean beach experience, you will need to drive about 2.5 to 3 hours to one of the ocean beach towns (Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany, or Fenwick in Delaware or Ocean City in MD).

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2. Re: beach between baltimore and washington dc

If you find one let us know but I think newtomd is right.

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3. Re: beach between baltimore and washington dc

Not quite what you are looking for but when wind blows the right way in Canton in B'more you get the feel of a resort town. Take a walk along the promenade and stop at any number of bars or restaurants for refreshments.

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4. Re: beach between baltimore and washington dc

"Not quite what you are looking for but ..."

Can you say understatement? :)

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5. Re: beach between baltimore and washington dc

When will you be in Baltimore/DC? What are you looking to do? Swim or sun? (There are other options). That will help a bit. Yeah, there aren't any beach towns near here. Any beach is at least a 3+ hour drive from either. More on a Friday afternoon.

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What about Sandy Point Beach? It's not the ocean but I don't think you'll find much saltwater between Bmore and DC

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7. Re: beach between baltimore and washington dc

Does Six Flags still have a wave pool?

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8. Re: beach between baltimore and washington dc

I'd have to agree with everyone here. There really are no "beach towns" between Baltimore and D.C.

The drive from DC to Baltimore and vice versa can be anywhere between 45 minutes to three hours, depending on traffic. Avoid driving at rush hour times on Fridays especially!

Distance wise, the cities are about 35 miles apart. Another option to avoid the parking problems in DC is to drive to one of the Metro stations and take the train in.

You COULD stop in Annapolis. Not really a "beach town" but a "sailing town." You won't get to go into the water really, and there's no sand. But you can get close to it and take boat rides. :)

Annapolis isn't really a stop between Baltimore and DC, but it's near both.

Good luck with your travels.

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