Rocky Point Beach and Park
Welcome to Rocky Point Beach and Park. Since 1969, Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks has owned and operated this 375-acre park. Located at the mouth of Back and Middle Rivers, it boasts an expansive view of the Chesapeake Bay, Hart-Miller Island and Craighill Light and one of the nicest beaches on the upper Chesapeake.
Picnic Areas Abound
The 33 acres comprising the picnic and beach areas of the park feature a 300 foot beach, eighteen picnic areas (PDF) including; a large 40 foot by 60 foot pavilion, a smaller pavilion, and several shaded groves, as well as two playgrounds, a sand volleyball court, a sailing center, fishing pier , two boat ramps , bathhouse, first aid station and comfort station.
Image of people enjoying the sand, sun and beach at Rocky Point Park.
Reserve Your Picnic Grove
To reserve an area for your group's next picnic contact our office at 410-887-2818.
Swimming on The Bay
Swimming is allowed at the guarded beach Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. when lifeguards are on duty. During the "Beach" season, the main park is open from sunrise to 7 p.m. Note that during the early and late beach season on those days when Baltimore County Schools are in session, the beach will be closed for swimming.
From Labor Day through Memorial Day weekend the park is open for fishing, boating and picnicking from sunrise to sunset.
Come join the eagle, osprey and great blue heron in this tranquil setting on the bay.
Rocky Point Park and Beach
2200 Rocky Point Road
Essex, Maryland 21221
Phone: 410-887-2818 TDD: 410-887-5319
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Revised April 11., 2014