North Beach, MD, USA

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North Beach, MD, USA

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It's beachy bliss in North Beach

Known as the 'Jewel of Chesapeake Bay', North Beach is a charming waterfront town 30 miles south of Annapolis. Once a not-quite-legal gambling hub in the 1940s, it's become much more wholesome in recent years, as a family vacation destination. The best views of Chesapeake Bay are found from the pier and boardwalk. Throughout the summer, the town hosts a legendary Friday night farmers' market featuring a buzzy collection of local farm produce and handmade craft stalls. Book a centrally located North Beach vacation rental and have the Bayside History Museum, great dining and shopping right on your doorstep.

Find your basic beach face on North Beach

Perched on the western shores of Chesapeake Bay, North Beach is blessed with wide, buttery sands which run for 7 blocks, so make sure you pack a shovel and pail. Many North Beach vacation rentals are situated within a pebble's throw of the beach, but it's worth noting that North Beach's central stretch attracts a fee for non-residents. There are kayaks and paddleboards for hire for a leisurely paddle around the bay, or bring your best rod for fishing off North Beach pier. After dark, things hot up with a host of free summer concerts and movies on the beach.

Classic cars and cabbages? It must be Friday night

The North Beach Friday Night Farmers' Market and Classic Car Cruise-In has become a bit of an institution in this beachfront town. From May until October, visitors from all over the bay come to buy organic fruit and vegetables, local farm cheeses, and handmade arts and crafts. Petrol heads also bring their beautiful classic cars for the weekly cruise-in. Cars and cabbages aside, book a North Beach vacation rental in the center of town and have the Bayside History Museum, a fascinating insight to old seaside life, right on your doorstep.

Summer is (Chesa)peake season in North Beach

The climate in North Beach and Chesapeake Bay is usually subtropical, promising long, hot and humid summers, and mild winters. For the best of the weather, visit between May and September when the mercury peaks at 80-90 degrees. Summer is peak season and also regatta season, when North Beach vacation rentals get booked up well in advance. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are also good times to come. The weather is bright and often warmer than average, but the beaches are far less crowded.

Big birds don't cry _ Meet Chesapeake's migratory birds

North Beach sits on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, America's largest estuary. The bay is home to more than 3,600 species of fish, animals, and plants, many of which can be seen at Wetlands Overlook Park. This nature park and wetlands area sits half a mile north of the town center and is a twitchers heaven. Fans of our feathered friends can spot the sea and shore birds of Chesapeake Bay, including the blue heron, brown pelican, and American oystercatcher, as they navigate the Atlantic Flyway. The park is open all year round, there's also a small visitors center.