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Address: Liverpool Point Road, Charles County, Nanjemoy, MD
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+1 301-743-7613

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Fun fossil-hunting at low tide!

My daughter and I visited here in late winter, so we bundled up and hiked along the small beach (best to go at low tide) and marveled at all the fossils embedded in the cliffs... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Along an idle two lane in the hills of the Eastern Potomac River with good parking is the trail head to the beach. After an easy walk there is a good mile of sand to search for treasures. Some caution is needed around the cliffs, and watch for low tide. Great time for families and active seniors. Can be brisk... More 

Thank bigcreek
Rocky Point, New York
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The fossils here are small but abundant. I found 278 in one day. Bring a small kitchen strainer and hand shovel. There is no bathroom here or food so bring snacks. The walk is a little creepy if you are by yourself but beautiful. The beach itself is narrow but long. I found a big snake on the beach too.... More 

2 Thank michelle w
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My daughter and I visited here in late winter, so we bundled up and hiked along the small beach (best to go at low tide) and marveled at all the fossils embedded in the cliffs. The park itself is not well marked, and there are only about 8 parking spaces across the road from the woods which leads about a... More 

2 Thank sanisidro0
Auburn, Alabama
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We went as the tide was going out and stayed for a few hours. We found quite a few small shark's teeth, but two men walked by and mentioned they were with the Maryland Geological Society. They identified all the teeth we had and then gave my daughter a huge tooth that they had just picked up. They also stooped... More 

2 Thank Rebecca H
Prince William County, Virginia
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We found a few small shark teeth. It was a nice place to take a break and enjoy the river. A small beach area. It's best to visit at low tide. We enjoyed a short visit.

1 Thank 724M
Washington, DC
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146 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

While Calvert Cliffs has the reputation as the beach to go to for fossil hunting, you can find shark teeth and other fossils all over Mayland's southern shores, including Purse State Park. It's a great, quiet little beach away from the kind of crowd Calvert tends to get. It is also a short distance to Mallow's Bay and Smallwood State... More 

4 Thank JSinDC
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Getting there the first few times is tricky since it's not well marked and kind of desolate. Lots of tiger shark teeth to find. Go around low tide since you lose the beach at high tide. Very buggy in the summer so load up on bug spray.

3 Thank GoNSEW
La Plata, MD
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Hidden gem in southern md. Park on one side of road and tail goes thru woods on other side. Short walk down to river. Isolated so probably not good idea for a woman alone. Check tide charts because beach nearly disappears and you won't find the teeth. You will find about 20 fossilized teeth in an hour if you have... More 

11 Thank D_Elaine_Dreamer
Dameron, Maryland
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430 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I've been to this Park several times before, but it's not the easiest to find. Really back in the "Boonies" - no real landmarks to go by. In fact, there wasn't even a sign telling you this was a Park until about 5 or 6 years ago.The parking lot is on the left off of Liverpool Point Road - small... More 

8 Thank Mako13Man

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