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Maryland Eastern Shore - Page 2

A Visitors Guide to the Eastern Shore of Maryland


Maryland Eastern Shore - Page 2
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Ocean City, Maryland
With 10 miles of white sand beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City, Maryland is the ideal place for swimming, surfing, kite flying, sand castle building, jogging, etc. The Eastern Shore resort is a bustling beach town with amusement parks, arcades, miniature golf courses, shopping malls, an Outlet shopping center, movie theaters, go-kart tracks and the famous three-mile Ocean City Boardwalk. There is a wide range of accommodations, restaurants and nightclubs to appeal to a variety of vacationers.

Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island is most known for the more than 300 wild ponies who wander the beaches. Since this is a national park, camping is allowed but you’ll have to drive to nearby Ocean City, Maryland or Chincoteague Island, Virginia to find hotel accommodations. This is a great Eastern Shore destination for bird watching, seashell collecting, clamming, swimming, surf fishing, beach hiking and more.

Crisfield, Maryland
Crisfield is located at the southern end of the Maryland Eastern Shore at the mouth of the Little Annemessex River. Crisfield is home to many seafood restaurants, the annual National Hard Crab Derby, and the Somers Cover Marina, one of the largest marinas on the East Coast.

Smith Island, Maryland
Maryland's only inhabited off-shore island on the Chesapeake Bay is accessible by ferry only, from Point Lookout or Crisfield. This is a unique getaway destination with a few bed and breakfasts, the Smith Island Museum and a small marina.

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