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.
3501 Red Rose Farm Road
Middle River, MD 21220