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Purse State Park

Liverpool Point Road, Charles County, Nanjemoy, MD
+1 301-743-7613
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Awesome place

Went about 4 hours after high tide and within minutes we were finding shark teeth and fossils... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Walk with Nature on the Beach,,,

Along an idle two lane in the hills of the Eastern Potomac River with good parking is the trail... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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Liverpool Point Road, Charles County, Nanjemoy, MD
+1 301-743-7613
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Went about 4 hours after high tide and within minutes we were finding shark teeth and fossils. Ended up with over twenty shark teeth in about an hour. Bring a bag and something to sift the sand with.

1  Thank dotherighttheme
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Along an idle two lane in the hills of the Eastern Potomac River with good parking is the trail head to the beach. After an easy walk there is a good mile of sand to search for treasures. Some caution is needed around the cliffs,...More

1  Thank bigcreek
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The fossils here are small but abundant. I found 278 in one day. Bring a small kitchen strainer and hand shovel. There is no bathroom here or food so bring snacks. The walk is a little creepy if you are by yourself but beautiful. The...More

2  Thank michelle w
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My daughter and I visited here in late winter, so we bundled up and hiked along the small beach (best to go at low tide) and marveled at all the fossils embedded in the cliffs. The park itself is not well marked, and there are...More

2  Thank sanisidro0
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We went as the tide was going out and stayed for a few hours. We found quite a few small shark's teeth, but two men walked by and mentioned they were with the Maryland Geological Society. They identified all the teeth we had and then...More

2  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We found a few small shark teeth. It was a nice place to take a break and enjoy the river. A small beach area. It's best to visit at low tide. We enjoyed a short visit.

1  Thank 724M
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

While Calvert Cliffs has the reputation as the beach to go to for fossil hunting, you can find shark teeth and other fossils all over Mayland's southern shores, including Purse State Park. It's a great, quiet little beach away from the kind of crowd Calvert...More

7  Thank JSinDC
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Getting there the first few times is tricky since it's not well marked and kind of desolate. Lots of tiger shark teeth to find. Go around low tide since you lose the beach at high tide. Very buggy in the summer so load up on...More

4  Thank GoNSEW
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Hidden gem in southern md. Park on one side of road and tail goes thru woods on other side. Short walk down to river. Isolated so probably not good idea for a woman alone. Check tide charts because beach nearly disappears and you won't find...More

12  Thank D_Elaine_Dreamer
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I've been to this Park several times before, but it's not the easiest to find. Really back in the "Boonies" - no real landmarks to go by. In fact, there wasn't even a sign telling you this was a Park until about 5 or 6...More

11  Thank Mako13Man
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