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Matapeake Clubhouse and Beach

Admission Fee

Free General Admission


Matapeake Beach Rules


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

Matapeake 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.  


The Café at Matapeake Clubhouse is closed for the season.  Please come back and see us again next year.

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.