2200 Rocky Point Road
Essex, MD 21221
Welcome to Rocky Point Beach and Park. Since 1969, Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks has owned and operated this 375-acre park. Located at the mouth of Back and Middle Rivers, it boasts an expansive view of the Chesapeake Bay, Hart-Miller Islands and Craighill Light and one of the nicest beaches on the upper Chesapeake.
The picnic and beach areas of the park feature a 300' beach, eighteen picnic areas and several shaded groves, as well as two playgrounds, a sand volleyball court, a sailing center, fishing pier , 2 boat ramps , bathhouse, first aid station and comfort station.
Swimming is allowed off the guarded beach Memorial Day through Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the "Beach" season, the main park is open from dawn to 7 p.m. Note that during the early and late beach season on those days when Baltimore County Schools are in session, the beach will be closed for swimming.