Rod 'N' Reel Chesapeake Beach Resort

Chesapeake Beach's Rod 'N' Reel Resort

Chesapeake Beach

Rod 'N' Reel Chesapeake Beach Resort

Chesapeake Beach's Rod 'N' Reel Resort

Always something to do and an easy adventure from Baltimore and D.C.

Built as a railway resort town, Chesapeake Beach is unique along the bay, as it was born as a recreational destination.

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Make a Splash at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park
Chesapeake Beach Water Park
Chesapeake Beach Water Park

Waterslides, a lazy river, a splash pool, and more, all just a stone’s throw from the Chesapeake’s shore? Oh yeah, it’s a great destination. Rent a cabana for the day and relax as the kids make the most of this aquatic adventure-land.

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Stroll or Roll on the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail
Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail or Rail Trail

Spanning nearly two miles, the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail is an easy, accessible hike or bike trip. The trail features educational gardens, osprey platforms sure to delight birders, and exhibits along the trail highlighting the history and ecology of the area.
 

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All Aboard at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
Calvert County Tourism

Built in 1898 as the rail depot that connected the Chesapeake Beach Resort to Washington, D.C., this charming museum transports visitors back through the history of this unique railway. Climb aboard historic trains, witness the construction of the old railway, and all just steps from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. 
 

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Hang Ten at Bruce “Snake” Gabrielson’s Surfing Museum
Bruce 'Snake' Gabrielson's Surfing Museum and Surf Art Gallery
Kym Gabrielson/Mirror Image Photography

Free to visit by appointment, this amazing little museum and gallery focuses on the history and incredible art of surfing. The waves may not be so big on bayside Chesapeake Beach, but this museum is totally tubular!
 

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Go Charter Fishing with a Chesapeake Bay Storyteller on the Katherine
Katherine Charter
Katherine Charter

Chesapeake Beach is a great town for charter fishing, with easy access to the big waters of the bay, and even bigger rockfish! Make the most of your charter on the Katherine, part of our certified Chesapeake Bay Storytellers program. Drop a line and combine fishing with learning about the ecology and culture of the Chesapeake Bay!