The beach is open from 8 am until dusk or 8 pm, whichever comes first. The beach will close occasionally for inclement weather. If you reside outside of the incorporated limits of the Town of North Beach, you must purchase your beach pass on Click Tickets! No refunds, no rainchecks, no guarantees! The beach is located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and there is minimal wave action. If you're looking to catch a wave, head east to Ocean City!

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The bathrooms at the Welcome Center are open year round: from 6 am to dusk from April through September; and, 8 am to dusk from October through March. The bathrooms may be closed due to inclement weather.  See below for other policies and rental information.

Beach, Boardwalk and Conduct Rules

To ensure everyone's visit to North Beach is enjoyable, there are certain rules that must be followed. Keep in mind that we are a family-friendly town and have residents and visitors of all ages.

Please make note of the following:

  • Lifeguards are NOT present. Swim at your own risk.
  • Your leashed pet is welcome on the boardwalk but is not allowed on the beach. If your pet is found on the beach, you may face fines up to $500 per incident.
  • No smoking or vaping on the beach areas or in the park areas. You may face fines up to $500 per incident.
  • Amplified music is prohibited on beach, pier or boardwalk.
  • Alcohol is prohibited on the beach, fishing deck, boardwalk, roadways, parking areas, restrooms, etc.
  • Fishing is permitted in the designated areas only.
  • Fires, cooking and grilling are prohibited on the beach, fishing deck, boardwalk, roadways, park, parking areas, etc.
  • No tents or tent-like structures, canopies, pop-ups, shade screens are permitted. Umbrellas and single infant covers are allowed.
  • You may bring coolers on the beach. Tables are prohibited. Large coolers are permitted on the lower level fishing pier for bait and catch only.
  • Please refrain from bringing glass on beach or fishing pier as it poses a hazard if broken.
  • Motor vehicles, bicycles, skates, skateboards, rollerblades or roller skates are not allowed on boardwalk or pier.
  • You may not camp or sleep overnight on beach, pier, boardwalk, park, parking lot, etc.
  • No fish cleaning on beach, pier, fishing deck, boardwalk, park or parking lot.
  • Thongs, g-strings, Swiss strings or micro bikinis are not permitted on the beach, pier, boardwalk, park or parking lot.
  • Parents are responsible for their children’s behavior at all times.
  • Fireworks are prohibited at all times.
  • Disorderly, ill-mannered conduct or drunkenness will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the beach areas.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife.
  • No loitering.
  • Rented inner tubes must remain in the swimming area.
  • Beach closes at dusk or at 8 pm, whichever comes first.
  • No refunds, rainchecks, no guarantees.

Thank you for keeping our beach area clean and safe for everyone!

Beach Fees

North Beach Residents: Free. (Must obtain a beach pass at the Welcome Center by providing proof of residency within Town limits.)

Out of County Visitors

Adults 12-54$25.00
Children 3-11$10.00
Children 2 and underFree
Seniors 55 and up$9.00
Active Military$9.00

Calvert County Residents (Must show proof of Calvert County residency.)

Adults 12-54$9.00
Children 3-11$6.00
Children 2 and underFree
Seniors 55 and up$6.00
Active Military$6.00


Low Beach Chair$10.00
High Beach Chair$15.00
Inner TubesHourly: $10.00 / Daily: $30.00
  • Beach Fees are to be paid on Click Tickets.

  • When paying at the Welcome Center, there is a $2 fee for all credit card transactions. Visa or Mastercard is accepted for payment. No cash is accepted.

  • Fishermen must have a valid Maryland state fishing license. The Fishing Pass is not your license. Fishing Fees are to be paid at the Welcome Center. The pier will be closed to fishing at 7:00 pm when there is a Movie on the Beach. 

  • Restrooms, public showers and changing rooms are located behind Welcome Center.