Sparrow's Beach

Sparrow's Beach showing picnic area and Ferris wheel

Sparrow's Beach provided picnic areas and "carnival rides" in addition to the swimming beach.

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Postcard view of Sparrow's Beach, Annapolis Maryland

Sparrow's Beach was considered to be the family-friendly beach and Florence Sparrow catered to churches.  Church groups held annual picnics and other events for members.  This is a view of the swimming beach.

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Sparrow's Beach


P. O. Box 266 Annapolis, Maryland

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Located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, on the south side of Back Creek, Sparrow’s Beach consisted of a swimming beach, a picnic area, amusement rides and cabins. 

Detailed History

Following her father’s death in 1929, Florence Sparrow inherited a portion of his farm.  Mr. Sparrow had used part of his bayside farm as a picnic ground, attracting church groups from Annapolis, Baltimore and in time, Washington, DC for annual church events.  In addition to a swimming beach, Florence Sparrow also advertised cabins for daily or weekly rent, and an amusement park with “carnival rides.” 

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