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Calvert Cliffs State Park
Based on 41 traveler reviews
Fossil Lover's Dream
Jul 26, 2014 by: James B from New York City, New York
We loved the location and atmosphere. We found a lot of sharks teeth. It is also located close to Chesapeake Beach and Solomons Island
Long hike with no reward at the end.
Jul 23, 2014 by: Hurleyluv from
We are very outdoorsy and up for a long hike but were hoping the hike was worth it. The cliffs are blocked off so all you can do is walk a short stretch of unattractive beach far from the cliffs. We looked for fossils and sharks teeth with no luck and headed back on the long return hike. We were all disappointed.
Jul 22, 2014 by: BoneP from Vineland, New Jersey
We had a two mile hike to the Calvert Cliffs and enjoyed every minute of it took a back pack,water,shovels and some lite food.This is what my wife and myself needed.
Nice walk, disappointing at the end
Jul 20, 2014 by: AmyK41129 from Elkton, Maryland
We went on an extremely hot day, which probably affected our experience. It was a 1.8 mile walk from the parking lot to the beach. Trail was flat and very well groomed. A few extremely minor slopes, not really worth noticing unless you have difficulty walking or have a stroller. Part of it was boardwalk, passing through wetlands and swamp, interesting to see. The beach area at the end is very small and the cliff area is fenced off so you can not really see them or photograph, which is why we went, so we were disappointed. Families were swimming. Many people bring dogs, who sometimes do not get along, so there was some barking and snapping, somewhat disturbing the tranquil atmosphere. There is a nice bathroom building and water fountains at the parking lot, and some porta potties and a few big orange canteens of water for people to use at the beach. Unless you intend to swim, I would recommend a cooler day. But it was pretty along the path. $5/car entrance fee seemed very fair to us.
A refreshing change
Jul 17, 2014 by: MichiganBean from Michigan
After passing on the $15 per person charge at North Beach, we drove to Calvert Cliffs - what a state gem! Spectacular nature walk on a neatly groomed trail. Beautiful sandy beach and stunning cliffs. Be sure to bring your own hydration and snacks as there did not seem to be a town for stops.This is a definite on the stop by and see it again the next time around. The park ranger was very informative and helpful.
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