- The list below includes 251 free or cheap things to do in or near Essex, Maryland, including 113 different types of inexpensive activities like Marinas, History Museums, Beaches and Parks.
- From Rocky Point Beach to Markley's Marina, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Essex and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia and Pasadena.
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Launch from a floating pier onto Sue Creek and explore the tree-lined waters on a stand-up paddleboard suited for your skills
Spread over 375 acres of land, the Rocky Point Beach is situated at the mouth of both the Middle and Back Rivers along Chesapeake Bay. Along with the 300 foot beach, the surrounding park has numerous picnic areas, two playgrounds, a fishing pier, and a sailing center.
Located along the Clinton River, Markley's Marina is a marina that offers guests access to a large variety of amenities and facilities. These amenities include 500 boat slips, grilling and picnic areas, and a heated outdoor pool.
With direct access to the waters of Back River, Weavers Marine Service Inc has piers where visitors can see yachts and a variety of other boats docked. The marina has a small picnic area with panoramic views of the river.
Offering boat sales, maintenance and service, and storage, Sunset Harbor Marina Inc is a family owned and operated business located on the banks of Middle River. The marina also sells a complete line of boating accessories.
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Preserving the region's heritage, Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River Inc has a museum open to the public on Sundays. The museum features documents, photographs, and other artifacts that depict the community's history.
In continuous operation for over 60 years, Bengie's Drive-In Theatre offers double and triple features in a classic drive-in movie setting. The theater features a variety of concessions, as well as some video games.
The Upper Chesapeake Bay Charters is a full-time charter service that offers fishing trips, crabbing tours, kid's excursions, and a variety of cruises. The fishing charter company operates on the Chesapeake Bay.