Local attractions: water parks and other area perks

Between our marinas, music, dining, gaming, water activities and spa indulgences, Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa is a whole world in itself. Yet there’s an entire world around us called the town of Chesapeake Beach.

And that’s where a short drive or pleasant walk will lead you to trails, parks, shops and restaurants. There’s a little something for everyone—from families to antique shoppers to history buffs.

Chesapeake Beach Water Park

How to stay cool on the hottest days: immerse yourself and the whole family in the cool refreshment of fountains, waterfalls, a lagoon, a kids’ activity pool and eight water slides. Located just off Bayside Road on Gordon Stinett Avenue, just a five-minute walk from the Resort.

Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum commemorates railroad builder Otto Mears’ dream to connect Baltimore and Washington, DC to beachfront hotels, beaches and a 1,600-foot boardwalk and other leisurely pleasures. The dream was fulfilled but completely overtaken by the increasing popularity of the automobile, the construction of highways and the Great Depression. Located near the Rod ‘N’ Reel Restaurant.

Bayside History Museum

How did the Chesapeake Bay shape the lives its bayside communities? Discover the answer through fascinating artifacts and interactive displays. Highlights include the explorations of English soldier, explorer and author Captain John Smith; a war of 1812 exhibit featuring Francis Scott Key and The Star-Spangled Banner; and a “Day at the Beach,” a historical amalgamation of old whale bones, beach artifacts, bathing beauties, boating and fishing.

Veterans Memorial Park

Pay homage to our war veterans and national heroes in the most peaceful of settings. An unforgettable highlight of this park overlooking the Chesapeake: a pathway made of memorial bricks dedicated to each branch of the military.