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Calvert Cliffs State Park
Based on 30 traveler reviews
So much fun to look for sharks teeth
Oct 10, 2013 by: lovetotravel54321 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
We've been here many times There are a few beaches you can stop at and enjoy the beach and look for fossils There is a lovely hike to the beach from the parking lot It's about Two miles each way (There are other points where you can park and the walk to the beach is a shorter one We happen to enjoy the hike . It is mostly shaded . We have built sifters for our fossil hunting. We usually bring a picnic and spend about 2-3 hours there We have found many sharks teeth of different sizes. Check the website for info on the tides
Sep 07, 2013 by: Sheila S from Towson, Maryland, United States
It's about 1.8 miles walked to Calvert cliffs. It was an easy walk and scenic. We love watching the beautiful nature and wild life. We particularly love the wetland. My boyfriend said it looked like a bayou. The Calvert Cliffs' beach is small, but it's just relaxing to sit there and watch the bay. We didn't find any shark teeth or fossils. We enjoyed watching people there hunting for them.
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Sep 04, 2013 by: randy h from newport beach, ca
It was nice but the beach was small and crowded. You could not go into the cliff area because of erosion problems.
Good place if you like to hike
Jul 23, 2013 by: Dan J from Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
I wasn't impressed with the beach and the shark tooth hunting. We didn't find any teeth and no one else seemed to either. It is a two mile hike to the beach and of course 2 miles back and although they have some benches along the way, its still tough if you aren't in good shape. We did see some cool turtles in the swamp though. If you want to hunt for shark's teeth, there are better places near by.
The journey is an enjoyable as the destination
Jul 08, 2013 by: mkozeal from Washington DC, District of Columbia
We hiked the red trail from the parking lot to the beach. The hike was just slightly under two miles. Along the trail we followed Grays Creek to a cool marsh and eventually to the beach. Wild raspberries were in season, so I ate few along the way. We saw numerous wild mushrooms (which I did not eat). We also saw several birds, turtles, and a few fish. Once we arrived at the beach I began the fossil hunt. I found several fossilized rocks with seashell impressions. I also saw a sharks tooth. We spent the next couple of hours laying on the beach and then headed back (on the red trail) right before sunset. I cannot wait to return to try some of the other trails. The fee to enter the park was $5. We also bought the official trail map for $3. The $7 was money well spent.
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