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Mayo Beach Park Notice
Mayo Beach Park Information
4150 Honeysuckle Drive

Edgewater, MD 21037

(410) 222-7313

GPS Coordinates:  
Lat. 38° 53’ 38.55” N 
Lon. 76° 29’ 29.16” W 
Map Coordinates: X-1457076, Y-447528


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Mayo Beach Park sitsat the mouth of the South River and the Chesapeake Ba.The park is available to groups on a permit basis for civic and nonprofit organizations, weddings, receptions, cultural exhibits, company picnics and family reunions. Use is exclusive to the individual or organization submitting the application.

Rental Fees and Information for Mayo Beach Park
Abbreviated History at Mayo Beach Park by Darald Lofgren
Cartop Boat Launch Permit
Launch area for permit holders only.
Mayo Beach Park is a great launch site wind surfers and kiters as well as for canoe and kayak enthusiasts.  There are several “Water Trails” that can be paddled to with several historic and scenic points of interest. Open "Mayo Wind General Information" link for more information.
Mayo Beach requires a valid permit to utilize the launch area. The permit is valid only for the applicant and car top launch area. Guests are not included. No motorized watercraft may launch, land or park on the beach. Mayo Beach Park is not open to the general public, this permit is for boat launching only. No picnic or swimming is allowed. Cartop launch is available 7 days a week from dawn to dusk with the exception of camp days and special event days. 

Access to the launch site is located off the entrance to the park just to the left after crossing the bridge. The launch site is part of the beach reconstruction and has changed somewhat. The area has a grassy rigging area and sandy beach. Parking is available at the site and it is a short distance to the water to launch. Parking or driving on the beach area is no longer allowed. There are limited services available in the park. The swimming area is now located directly to the south of the launch site and you will need to be aware of others in the water. Summer Day camps are on site from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the summer and they will be sharing the water with te cartop boats.

The best wind direction for windsurfers is southeast and south, but east and northeast are also great. North, northwest, and west can be good, but if you break down, it’s a long drift to the Eastern Shore.
The water is shallow for the first 200-300 yards then drops off. The river swell can get very large depending on the tide. Two to three feet swells are normal for the winds in the 12-18 mph range but can become significantly larger in higher winds. The swell is the long rolling variety but can get choppy with increased boat traffic. The water on the inside is good for beginners and the outside swell is good enough to loop. This site is good for all levels of windsurfers and kite boarders. Some of the attractions to see will be Thomas Point Lighthouse, Quiet Waters Park, Beverly Triton Beach, and London Town farther up the river. There are many small creeks along the shoreline to explore.
For a permit or more information call (410) 222-7313.
2014 Permit Application Mayo Wind at Mayo Beach Park   
Mayo Wind

Directions (Use of the park by permit only)

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From Annapolis, take MD Route 2 (Solomons Island Road) South (4.5 miles) to MD Route 214 (Central Avenue). Take 214 East (4.4 miles) and turn left on Shoreham Beach Road at Lou’s Store. Stay on Shoreham Beach Road (1 mile) through sharp turns (3 Mayo Beach signs) to Honeysuckle Drive. Turn sharp right and follow Honeysuckle Drive into the Park.
Amenities and Facilities (Use of the park by permit only)
Office (limited hours)
Playground IconPlayground
Swimming IconSwimming

Swimming is allowed in certain sections of the waterfront. Mayo Beach Park is an unprotected beach, and swimming will be At Your Own Risk. It is the responsibility of the renter using the facility to provide adequate supervision by certified lifeguards, when swimming will take place. When guards are used, there is a one (1) to fifty (50) ratio for each lifeguard needed for safety of the swimmers. The stone jetties are off-limits to the renters.



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