The Very Best Places in MD for a Family Beach Session | Maryland Beach Photographer

We know that Maryland has miles and miles of beautiful coastline, but what are the best, most picturesque places for your family photography session? Regardless of the season or location, there is a beach for everyone. Here are a few of my favorites - Eastern Shore heavy, because this is my stomping grounds!

1) Ocean City. Any list of beaches in Maryland needs to start with the OC! With miles of beautiful sand and rolling waves, it’s a classic and gorgeous backdrop for your family.


2) Terrapin Nature Park, Stevensville. Want a great view of our iconic Bay Bridge? Not only does Terrapin have that, but a long beautiful beach, miles of lush green park and marsh, wooden bridges galore, the sunsets are to die for!


3) Fort Smallwood Park, Pasadena. A hidden gem in Anne Arundel County! Small sweet beaches with hidden and shaded coves, and a great place to find some driftwood.

4) Elk Neck State Park, Elkton. Up in the Northern part of the state you’ll find many of the prettiest backdrops all in one spot. Whether it’s beautiful rock formations, seemingly endless sand stretches, or leafy wooded areas you’re looking for, this is where to go.


5) Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. A great central location from most places in the state, with a beautiful long stretch of beach, great parking (bonus!), and a great view of the Bay Bridge to boot.


6) Crisfield. This entire town is super cute, and if you want a very classic Maryland beach town, with beaches to match, you will find it in Crisfield.

7) Matapeake State Park, Stevensville. Another spot to get a great view of the Bay Bridge, there’s also a pretty rocky pier, some beautiful beach vegetation, and super bonus? It’s dog friendly!


8) St. Michaels and Oxford. Ok, they’re not the same place. But both these tiny towns are bursting with character and beauty. Maybe not traditional beaches in the sand and ocean sense, but if you’re looking to capture a nautical feeling this spot is for you.


9) Breezy Point Beach, Chesapeake Beach. Gorgeous, small beach where you can also find shark teeth. Cool! Pretty wooded cliff background, with wooden bridges and more beach vegetation.

10) Annapolis. Ok, ok, again not a traditional sandy beach. But the Annapolis waterfront cannot go without a mention! Beautiful old oversized wooden boat pier, gorgeous sunsets, and boats galore.


11) Bonus!! Sure, we’re discussing Maryland beaches, but can I really not mention our gorgeous neighbor, all of the Delaware beaches? Whether Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Rehoboth, or Lewes, there are miles and miles of beautiful coast to take advantage of!