The Beach at Fort Smallwood Park

Another beach within an hour drive from Washington, D.C.!

Where? In Pasadena, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA

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How much? Our visit to this park happened on a Thursday, late afternoon, and we weren’t charged any money. But according to their website, $6.00 per vehicle daily. There are annual passes as well. Click here to check out their website for more information.

Open/Closes: 7 days a week from 5:30 a.m. to dusk

Pets: No

At a Glance

More details of Our Experience

For Smallwood is located in Anne Arundel County. Click on the map to get directions on Google Maps.

Once you enter the park, just follow the signs pointing out to the beach. You’ll arrive to a small parking area overlooking the beach which is made of water from Patapsco River, Rock Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. Therefore, it’s salty!

The beach entrance is pretty obvious with this sign.


Also, there is a paved path that runs next to the beach. It’s stroller friendly. And thus, all things with wheels friendly.

The beach is to the left and this is the paved path made of, I think, concrete and sand leftovers.

There is enough sand space for kids to play, dig holes and build castles.

Moreover, the beach is very shallow, which is great for little kids.

Finally, another beach in the D.C. area for your list! Let me know how it goes if you visit this one.

I hope you have a great time visiting this beautiful place. Being in contact with nature is proven to make you feel better and happier. Let me know if you go how it goes and remember that the easiest way to stay posted and in touch is to follow me on insta, where I also share videos of the places in my stories/highlights!

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