On The Water

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Beaches & Surfing

  • A natural barrier island with lush marshlands and sandy beaches is just a few minutes south of Ocean City.

    The island is home to Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park in Maryland; and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. The wild ponies of Assateague are a favorite of visitors. Thousands visit the area each year just to see them.This island is home to pelicans, egrets, ospreys and hundreds of other birds. Assateague is a wild and beautiful barrier island with miles of beach, sand dunes and marsh to explore.

    Find out about island parks, camping, programs, and other services:
    Assateague State Park: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/assateague.html
    Assateague Island National Seashore: http://www.nps.gov/asis/
    Assateague Wild Horses: http://www.nps.gov/asis/naturescience/horses.htm
    Assateague Horses

  • Ten miles of dazzling, white-sand beaches welcome sunbathers, joggers and beach lovers to the resort town of Ocean City year-round.

    Surfers can catch waves at any beaches before 10am but between Memorial Day and Labor Day after 10am surfers must go to the desginated beach which rotates through town. Find out more at: http://oceancitysurfreport.com

    Cyclists cruise the Boardwalk in the early morning. In the evening, the Boardwalk comes to life as visitors stream into specialty shops, amusement parks, arcades and restaurants.

    Fishing enthusiasts can fish for blue and white marlin, shark and tuna in the waters off the coast. Sailors, water skiers, parasailors, kayakers and windsurfers can perfect their technique in the bay waters. Those with a more romantic bent can opt for a sunset cruise on a private sailboat.

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    Website:

    http://www.ocvisitor.com




Boating & Sailing

  • “Young people, … always keep your eyes open to what Mother Nature has to teach you. You will learn many valuable things every day of your life.” ~ George Washington Carver If you have a passion for fishing, then welcome to Worcester County Maryland, where fishing is always in season. Click here to down load this guide in PDF.
    Anglers Guide


  • Ocean City, the White Marlin Capital of the World, is famous for bottom fishing in the bays and deep sea fishing offshore. Its rated one of the best spots for bill fishing in the US. Check out the excitement of fishing Ocean City waters in the great videos from Hooked On OC.

    The Gulf Stream is a short distance offshore and easily reached by boat to waters teeming with bigeye and yellowfin tuna, mako and dolphin, plus trophy fish like white and blue marlin and an occasional sailfish.

    Marinas & Clubs
    Bahia Marina 22nd Street & the Bay
    Ocean City, MD 21842
    410-289-7438

    Ocean City Fishing Center
    12940 Inlet Isle Lane
    Ocean City, Maryland 21842
    410-213-1121
    800-322-3065

    Ocean City Marlin Club
    9659 Golf Course Rd
    Ocean City, MD 21842
    Phone: 410-213-1613
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    Sunset Marina
    West Ocean City Harbor
    Ocean City, MD 21842
    410-213-9600
    877-514-FISH

    Talbot Street Pier
    311 Talbot Street & the Bay
    Ocean City, MD 21842
    410-289-9125
    800-659-7703

    Make sure you are legal - check local regulations. And for weekly trends and bait suggestions check these online fishing report resources before you head out:
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  • Make your visit to the Ocean City, Maryland area memorable with a fishing charter or cruise on our beautiful coastal bays and the in shore waters of the Atlantic ocean.Capt. Brad McCabe has been navigating the coastal bays of Ocean City since the age of 13. He is very knowledgeable about the local waters, and catching the many species available locally. Specializing in small parties. Go fishing or take an eco-cruise.


    Phone:
    410-422-2331

    Email:

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    Website:

    http://baytimeoc.com



  • See the beauty of the Maryland Coastal Bays from the water: Assawoman, Isle of Wight and the Sinepuxent. Crabs, flounder and rock fish are plentiful, as are the spectactular views.

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    Assateague State Park
    Located at Route 611 and the Verrazano Bridge. Provides access to Sinepuxent Bay. Facilities include restrooms and lighted paved parking. 410-641-2120

    Byrd Park
    Located on Market Street in Snow Hill. Provides access to the Pocomoke River. Facilities include picnic area, comfort stations and paved parking.

    Cedar Hall Wharf
    Located 6 miles from Route 13 off Route 371. Provides access to the Pocomoke River.

    George Island Landing
    Located in the Stockton vicinity at the end of Route 366. Provides access to Chincoteague Bay.

    Gum Landing
    Located on Gumpoint Road .6 miles off Route 589. Provides access to Isle of Wight Bay via Turville Creek.

    Isle of Wight
    Located at the intersection of Route 90 and Saint Martins Neck Road. Provides access to Assawoman Bay.

    Mason Landing
    Located in the Newark vicinity off Route 113 and Langmaid Road. Provides access to Massey Creek and Newport Bay.

    Pocomoke City Landing
    Located on Riverside Drive at the end of Laurel Street in Pocomoke City. Provides access to the Pocomoke River. Two 80 foot boating piers and paved parking.

    Pocomoke River State Park - Shad Landing Area
    Located off Route 113, 4 miles south of Snow Hill. Provides access to the Pocomoke River. Facilities include water and electrical hookup, 23 boat slips, pump-out station, several boating piers, canoe rentals, comfort stations, telephones, camping, picnic areas and paved parking. 410-632-2566

    Pocomoke River State Park - Milburn Landing Area
    Located on Route 354 in the vicinity of Snow Hill. Provides access to the Pocomoke River. Facilities include picnic area, barbeque grills, comfort stations and paved parking. 410-632-2566

    Public Landing
    Located at the end of Route 365, off Route 113 in the Snow Hill vicinity. Provides access to Chincoteague Bay. Facilities include fishing pier, pavilion and paved parking.

    Shell Mill
    Located at the end of Shell Mill Road off Saint Martins Neck Road. Provides access to Assawoman Bay via St. Martins River. Facilities include boating pier and paved parking.

    South Point
    Located at the end of South Point Road off of Route 611. Provides access to Sinepuxent Bay. Facilities include telephone and paved parking.

    Taylor Landing
    Located 3 miles east of Girdletree off Route 12 and at the end of Taylors Landing Road. Provides access to Chincoteague Bay.

    West Ocean City
    Located off Golf Course Road in West Ocean City. Provides access to Sinepuxent Bay and Ocean City inlet. Facilities include lighted, paved parking.


    Phone:
    800-852-0335

    Email:

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  • Worcester County has many fine parks where you and your family can play and explore our beautiful natural treasures. At our parks you can also find sports events, camping, entertainment, and educational programs. Download our guide to parks or visit the Parks website at: http://www.worcesterrecandparks.org

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  • Amateur, novice and expert fishermen will find the tidal Pocomoke uniquely challenging. Yellow and white perch, eel, gar, sunfish, pickerel, catfish, crappie, bluegill herring, spot croakers, bluefish and largemouth bass will tease and taunt the best rod 'n' reelers. Certain areas of the river banks have been designated as "Free Fishing Areas" where no Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing License is required. For locations, check where fishing licenses are sold. Fishing from a craft requires a license.

    Fishing Equipment/Licenses


    Pocomoke River State Park- Shad Landing Area
    3461 Worcester Highway
    Snow Hill, MD 21863
    410-632-2566

    Pocomoke River Canoe Company
    312 North Washington Street
    Snow Hill, MD 21863
    410-632-3971

    Sea Hawk Sport Center
    643 Ocean Highway
    Pocomoke City, MD 21851
    410-957-0198

    Guides


    Eastern Shore Bass Fishing
    6661 Snow Hill Road
    Snow Hill, MD 21863
    410-251-9677

    Bruce Wootten - Licensed Eastern Shore Fishing Guide
    Freshwater/Saltwater
    410-251-9677
    www.captbrucewootten.com

    Make sure you are legal - check local regulations. And for weekly trends and bait suggestions check these online fishing report resources before you head out:
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Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboards

  • Worcester County has many fine parks where you and your family can play and explore our beautiful natural treasures. At our parks you can also find sports events, camping, entertainment, and educational programs. Download our guide to parks or visit the Parks website at: http://www.worcesterrecandparks.org

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  • The Bog Iron Water Trail is an existing network of water trail routes along the Pocomoke River and Nassawango Creek. The route along the Pocomoke River runs between the town of Snow Hill and Shad Landing State Park. The route along Nassawango Creek runs from the canoe launch at Red.

    • Primary Waterways: Pocomoke River and Nassawango Creek.
    • Length: Approximately 15 miles with multiple paddling options .


    Clcik here to download the Bog Iron Trails Guide & Map.

    Address:
    Southern Worcester County Maryland

  • Nestled in one of the most beautiful settings on the Eastern Shore, this water trail meanders through tidal creeks surrounded by low marsh and forest. For open water enthusiasts, it offers a 6-mile leg around Mills Island in Chincoteague Bay. MD Route 12. From U.S. 50, take MD 12 south to Girdletree and to E.A. Vaughn WMA
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    Address:
    E.A. Vaughn WMA - Girdletree, Maryland

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  • A 2-mile water trail in protected waters along irregular coastline and marsh grasses at Assateague Island. A great place to observe the richness of life in the salt marsh. Options to explore up the "guts" or coves to dead ends will add to this length. Brochure available.

    Address:
    Little Egging Island Route, Assateague Island National Seashore, Berlin, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-632-3110 or 410-641-1441

  • What better way to see the beauty of Worcester County than by canoe or kayak? Now several area waterways are designated trails.

    Corker's Creek Black Water Canoe Trail
    Pocomoke River State Forest & Park, Shad Landing
    410-632-2566
    This 1.5-mile self-guided canoe trail along Corker's Creek takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. A brochure describing the natural environment along the water route is available, making the adventure educational and informative for either the novice or experienced canoeist. Canoe and kayak rentals are available.

    Goat Island Nature Trail
    Snow Hill
    410-632-2080
    View Byrd Park and Snow Hill from one side of this uninhabited island and a typical cypress swamp on the other. This trail is accessible by boat or canoe on the northeast end of the island. As you hike this quarter-mile trail, observe the variety of birds and plant life that changes seasonally.

    Nassawango Creek Canoe Trail
    Red House Road
    410-546-8597
    The lower part of Nassawango Creek from Red House Road to the Pocomoke River is an easy paddle for canoeists or kayakers. More than 3,000 acres along Nassawango Creek have been preserved by the Nature Conservancy, which makes this 2.5-mile ride bordered by bald cypress forests a beautiful one. For a shorter trip - 1.5 miles - take out at Nassawango Road.

    Porter's Crossing to Snow Hill Canoe Trail
    Porters Crossing Road
    410-632-3971
    This 5.5-mile canoe trail on the Pocomoke River is relatively narrow and easy to paddle. Cypress trees, reeds and other still water plants line the dark waters and decorate the scenery. Heron, egrets and turtles are often seen wading in the river's swampy reaches. The densely wooded banks provide a cool shade canopy overhead.

    Canoe & Kayak Rentals & Portage Service

    Ayers Creek Adventures
    8628 Grey Fox Lane
    Berlin Maryland 21811
    443-513-0895
    888-602-6288
    http://www.ayerscreekadventures.com

    Coastal Kayak
    877-445-2925
    http://www.coastalkayak.com

    Pocomoke River Canoe Company
    Snow Hill, Maryland
    410-632-3971
    http://www.atbeach.com/amuse/md/canoe/

    Survival Products
    1116 North Salisbury Blvd; Salisbury, Maryland
    410-543-1244
    http://www.survivalproducts.com

    Shad Landing Concessions
    Pocomoke River State Forest & Park
    Pocomoke City, Maryland
    410-632-2566

    SuperFun Eco Tours
    107 West Street; Berlin, Maryland 21811
    410-656-9453 or 888-41-KAYAK
    http://www.superfunecotours.com

    Tangier Sound Outfitters
    Kayak Rentals-Nature Tours-Lessons-Shuttles
    27582 Farm Market Road; Marion, Maryland 21838
    410-968-1803
    http://tsokayaking.tripod.com
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    Locations along our Coastal Bays, their tributaries, & the Pocomoke River

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