For dogs that like to take a dip, Matapeake Dog Beach provides a place to romp in the sand and swim in shallow waters on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay. With views overlooking the Bay Bridge, the dog beach sits on Kent Island less than 50 miles from Baltimore. The waterfront dog park is part of Matapeake State Park, which also incorporates a separate public beach, fishing pier, clubhouse, picnic area and trails.
2010 Sonny Schulz Blvd., Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County, parksnrec.org/rental-facilities/matapeake-clubhouse-beach
— Sarah Meehan