There’s nothing better than lounging by the water with the sand between your toes. When you stay at Brampton Inn, you’re just a short drive from the most scenic beaches near Chestertown, MD! Are you ready to enjoy a sunny day along the Eastern Shore of Maryland?
If you’re looking for more ways to spend a vacation in Chestertown, access your free copy of our Travel Guide today! Inside, you’ll find local recommendations on the best places to dine, shop, and explore in the area.
The 4 Best Beaches Near Chestertown, MD
Spending a day by the water is one of our favorite things to do in Chestertown. Don’t miss the opportunity to dip your toes in the water and experience some of Kent County’s best beaches!
1. Ferry Park
19 minutes from Brampton Inn
Travel down Rock Hall’s Beach Road to discover Ferry Park, one of the area’s hidden gems. During the day, take a dip at the swimming beach or seek shelter from the sun under the gazebo. There are plenty of picnic tables and barbecue stands available for a family dinner by the water. We highly recommend staying at Ferry Park until dusk, as it’s one of our favorite spots to see a sunset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
2. Betterton Beach
20 minutes from Brampton Inn
Betterton Beach is one of the most well-known beaches along the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This 5-acre landscaped park features 700 feet of sandy shore and is the larger of the two public beaches in Kent County. Swim in the Chesapeake Bay, stroll along the boardwalk, or fish off of the municipal pier. The choice is yours!
Do you want to know the best part? The beach is located near the mouth of the Sassafras River, meaning that it has lower salinity levels than nearby beaches. Therefore, Betterton Beach is completely jellyfish-free.
After a day under the sun, enjoy a delicious meal at Barbara’s on the Bay while enjoying a view of the water.
3. Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area
20 minutes from Brampton Inn
If you travel to the picturesque banks of the Sassafras River, you’ll find the Sassafras NRMA. The area is known for its magnificent views of the river and countless outdoor recreation opportunities. While you can’t swim at the park, there are plenty of picnic areas along the river’s shore. View the site map to start planning your adventure!
For directions to the NRMA, put the Knock’s Folly Visitor Center into your GPS. The Sassafras NRMA is open from sunrise to sunset every day.
4. Conquest Beach
32 minutes from Brampton Inn
Located in Centreville, MD, Conquest Beach is a peaceful retreat along the Chester River. While the beach is technically part of a public county park, access via land is limited to reservation only. The sandy stretch of beach is a haven for boaters in the area. On the weekends, expect to see 50-100 boaters docked here for the afternoon.
Make a Splash at Brampton Inn
The fun doesn’t have to end when you step off the sand. Whether you’re vacationing here to enjoy the waterfront restaurants, charming shops, or scenic beaches near Chestertown, MD, you’re guaranteed to make memories to last a lifetime. When you stay at Brampton Inn, you’ll experience premium amenities such as complimentary gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, and access to the swimming pool at the Chester River Yacht and Country Club. Browse our romantic accommodations and start planning the getaway of your dreams today!