Jul 11, 2006

A Day at the Shore

"Platted in 1900, North Beach celebrated its Centennial at the turn of the millennium. Socially and culturally, the town has a rich and diverse history. Originally settled primarily by part-time residents from nearby Washington and Baltimore, North Beach provided an ideal site for vacation cottages, as well as for those of the Chesapeake's working watermen. When the Bay bridge opened in 1955 bringing easier access to the Atlantic Oceans resorts, summer crowds on the western shore soon dissipated, and the end of legalized gambling later brought an end as well to the heyday of North Beach as a rollicking resort ..." Read On.

Photo: Postcard "Bathing Beach: North Beach, MD" Calvert County 1937