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Flag Ponds Nature Park

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Address: 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
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+1 410-535-5327
09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
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Fossil and Shark Teeth Hunt Adventure Package with Lunch and Dinner
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Beach views and nature trails

Tucked away in Calvert County with cliffs! This seems to be a shark-tooth-hunter paradise as well as other fossils with the beach, the cliffs and the ponds. We've always enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Tucked away in Calvert County with cliffs! This seems to be a shark-tooth-hunter paradise as well as other fossils with the beach, the cliffs and the ponds. We've always enjoyed exploring the exposed sandbars at low tide and searching for a few shells (most of them are crushed but it's a good excuse for walking slowly). A small entrance fee... More 

Thank happywaterdog
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The half mile trail to the beach is an easy walk on a gravel road. Restrooms available on the trail. The beach has an abundance of shells washed up from the surf, so not a smooth surface, but it was a nice visit.

Thank Jeff W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I liked this.place. Right on the Bay and the beach is clean. Plenty of room. Bathrooms were filthy. Plenty of small shark teeth if you take the time. Looked like the fiahing was good there too

Thank David N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time here. Metal detecting allowed on the beaches here. Restrooms clean & there is a shower area to rinse off feet & shoes. Much easier walk. Did find some shark teeth here also.

Thank PaBirddog
Mt. Calvary, WI
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited Flag Ponds Nature Park during our recent trip to the Washington, DC area. We wanted to take a break from visiting all of the museums and monuments, and Flag Ponds seemed like a great spot. We were not disappointed. The entrance fee of $6 per car is a bargain. While walking to the beach, we went past a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

my whole family loved this park. There is a short half mile hike to the beach through a lovely forest. The beach is nice and clean. The sand is fairly rough, full of broken shells and rocks, but that is the appeal. My kids loved sifting through looking for shells and hoping to find a shark tooth (they did not).... More 

Thank Heidi S
Jessup, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We come to Flag Ponds Nature Park to 1. look for shark teeth and 2. have beachy sand fun. The reality is that if you are lugging a lot of beach things and have several small children with you, this is not the easiest beach to visit for water play. You have to walk for a half mile with all... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This is our easy fix when we need to stay in the DC area but want a fun beach. It's only an hour and a half away and the beach is usually warm and there's plenty of room. It's very close to Calvert Cliffs state park so the big draw is the ability to find fossils and shark teeth in... More 

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Clarksville, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I brought 2 young boys here on a hot summer day! The staff is friendly and willing to answer questions. We parked and walked to the beach which is about a 15 minute walk through the woods. Coming back after an afternoon in the sun was tough because it was a bit uphill! The beach is wide so once you... More 

Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A bit of a walk to the beach through trees and then a short wooden boardwalk to the beach. The dog loved it as we did and it would have been more enjoyable if it had not been near 98 degrees, but I guess that's what the west side of the Chesapeake is like in july.

Thank Patata38

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