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Need a Summer Escape? Head to One of These Nearby Beach Getaways.

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Summer’s here, and we all deserve some time away from the daily grind to relax and recharge. And there’s no better destination for much-needed escape than the beach. Check out these nearby beach destinations close to home at BeechTree and start planning your day trip or weeklong vacation today.

 

Annapolis, MD

Estimated Driving Time: 40 Minutes

Suggested Trip: Day Trip

Maryland’s capital and its rich maritime history are just a short drive away and make the perfect day trip whether you’re looking for a romantic night out on the town with your significant other or an afternoon of fun with the kids. Take a boat tour and cruise out on the water, or you can head to Sandy Point State Park for a beachside picnic overlooking the Bay.

 

Solomons Island, MD

Estimated Driving Time: 1 Hour

Suggested Trip: Weekend Getaway

This quaint town on the Patuxent River in Calvert County offers the ideal weekend getaway for those looking for a slower pace to relax and take in natural beauty.

Gardens, lighthouses, historic St. Mary’s City and Calvert Cliffs State Park are favorite points of interest nearby. Boat tours, charters, and rentals are also available if you’re looking to don your sea legs.

 

Colonial Beach, VA

Estimated Driving Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Suggested Trip: Day Trip

One of the few remaining small seaport towns on the Potomac, Colonial Beach has a long history of attracting water sporting enthusiasts for its sandy beaches and marinas. Fishing, sailing, boating crabbing and swimming are all well enjoyed here. The friendly, artsy downtown is also filled with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants.

 

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Estimated Driving Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Suggested Trip: Beach Vacation

This boardwalk beach town on the Delaware coast offers the best of both worlds. Choose between high-rise hotels and inviting bed & breakfasts.

The family-friendly boardwalk is lined by unique shops and restaurants that play to Rehoboth’s (and neighboring Dewey Beach’s) charm. This is an excellent option for young families or older couples looking to get away from it all and enjoy the full beach experience.

 

Assateague Island, MD

Estimated Driving Time: 3 Hours

Suggested Trip: Weekend Getaway

Looking for a more rugged beach experience? Assateague Island offers a Maryland State Park and National Wilderness Area for a beautifully wild getaway. Set up camp right out on the beach and watch the stars as the sounds of the surf gently lull you to sleep. Rent a kayak and head out to Sinepuxent Bay to go crabbing or watch the wild horses graze in the marshlands.

 

Ocean City, MD

Estimated Driving Time: 3 Hours

Suggested Trip: Beach Vacation

The ultimate boardwalk beach destination, Ocean City, Maryland, is where you’ll find the party at any time of day during beach season. Big lights and flashy attractions line the massive boardwalk. You’ll never have to look far for fun, excitement or new friends to share it with, but it certainly doesn’t offer the peaceful beach experience you’ll find in Rehoboth or Dewey.  

There’s a wide range of options for a beachfront getaway close to BeechTree. And there are choices for every taste. Some are popular and action-packed while others offer a more quaint, peaceful experience. And though it might not be oceanfront, you can always get that well-deserved escape here at home. Summer is the best time to enjoy the golf course, the pool, the trails — everything outdoors here at BeechTree.