North Beach offers the best of many worlds: quaint, small town with access to large metropolitan areas like Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Its seven-block waterfront contains a public fishing pier and a half-mile-long boardwalk with accompanying bike path. The boardwalk is dotted with benches for residents and visitors to linger and Bay-watch.
Recent years have produced a rebirth of pride and a sense of community. Old buildings have been removed; houses refurbished and flower beds blossom everywhere. Visitors flock to North Beach to enjoy casual and fine dining; pedestrian-friendly shopping for all budgets including antiques, fine arts, novelties and gifts; while beachcombers enjoy the sandy beach, fishing pier and delight in the search for fossil sharks' teeth. If you’re feeling energetic, rent a kayak, paddleboard or bicycle from the Welcome Center on the boardwalk. North Beach is home to the Bayside History Museum which was established in the historic “Charlie Mead” House. The museum is home to an extensive collection of memorabilia from the Bayside community. The many exhibits detail the history of the Northern Calvert/Southern Anne Arundel Counties’ Chesapeake Bay communities.
Every Friday Night from May to October, the Farmers’ Market and Classic Car Cruise-In is the place to be! Enjoy local produce, wine, live seafood, fresh-baked breads, organic meats, bedding plants, and much more. Don’t miss the summer concerts, movies and campfires on the beach, and new this year, the Bay Harvestfest.
Whether you want to shop, dine, stroll the boardwalk, relax on the beach, fish from our pier, dock your boat, or take in one of our special events, you will always be welcome in North Beach!