Matapeake Clubhouse and Beach
Free General Admission
- Dog Trail
- Old Ferry Terminal
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.
Starting July 1, 2020 Park Rangers will be enforcing the COVID-19 capacity numbers at the Matapeake Beach and Dog
Beach. Once capacity is reached no other visitors will be permitted to enter until others leave. We welcome all visitors to our other landings,
parks, trails, and piers.
The Café at Matapeake Clubhouse is currently closed. However
there is a refreshment cart serving ice cream and drinks.
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.