Mayo Beach Park Will Open to the Public for a Day on Sept. 8

Mayo Beach Park is opening to the public for a day of fun from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 8. That is the Sunday after Labor Day. Mayo Beach Park is owned by the people of Anne Arundel County and operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. Typically, the space is only open to windsurfers ($45/season), car-launched boats and those who rent the facility out for large events.

Mayo Beach Park is located at 4150 Honey Suckle Drive, Edgewater, MD.


Mayo Beach Fun Day will include a day of water access from the white sand beaches for swimming, canoeing and kayaking. Bring a picnic lunch (sorry, no grilling, alcohol or concessions on Fun Day) and a blanket and enjoy rare public access to the space.


This event is open to Anne Arundel County residents only. You must show proof of residency to enter. In addition, only passenger vehicles will be permitted. No bus traffic or access will be allowed.

Mayo Beach Fun Day is weather permitting, call 410-222-7312 or check the cancellation web page for any cancellations on the day of the event.

Mayo Beach Park was privately owned and a real hot spot for families from DC and Baltimore who paid for a day on the Chesapeake Bay before the opening of the Bay Bridge in 1952. It closed to the public for several years before it was acquired by the county in 1976.

Aside from a few public days such as Mayo Beach Fun Day, the beach remains closed to the public at large.

If you get the idea that you might want to rent the facility out for your group of family and friends, hang on to your wallet. It isn’t cheap. Rental fees for the facility start at $1,600 for 300 people for a half-day event. It costs $3,000 when the guest count tops 300 (maximum 750 capacity).



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