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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.

Photo of Rocky Point Beach.
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. Please leave a detailed message on the voice mail and your call will be returned.

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. 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.

Open Daily

The park is open year round for fishing, boating and picnicking from sunrise to sunset. Restrooms are unlocked during beach season when staff are on duty.

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 March 23, 2015

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