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Matapeake Clubhouse and Public Beach

Admission Fee

Free General Admission


  1. Beach
  2. Dog Trail
  3. Old Ferry Terminal
  4. Restrooms
  5. Trails

THE BEACH HAS BEEN RE-OPENED!!!  Come bring your towels and your umbrellas.... more sandy area to stretch out on.


Opening Memorial Day Weekend, the Deli at Matapeake Beach will be back for the summer!!  Hours will be Monday -Friday  10:30 AM - 4:00 PM and Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day hours will be 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Enjoy the convenience of grabbing something to eat while enjoying the beach.  

Located on the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island, Maryland, the grounds include a public swimming beach, an outdoor amphitheater, family picnic area and 1 mile trail through the surrounding woods, with views of the Bay Bridge.  The beach is open sunrise to sunset daily.

Dog Beach at Matapeake Clubhouse and Public Beach

Yes, there is a lovely spot where you may take your dog for a swim! A winding trail through the woods ends at the Dog Beach, on the sandy banks of Chesapeake Bay. Parking is located at the Matapeake Clubhouse and Public Beach lot; however, pets are not allowed at the clubhouse, its lawn, or the public beach. The pet trail begins at the fence that borders the rear of the clubhouse. Enjoy your visit and please bring along a plastic bag to clean up after your pet to ensure that this park stays open and available to dog lovers, while not posing a public health issue for the families using the public beach.