North Beach is a town in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,978 at the 2010 U.S. Census.
In addition to a boardwalk, North Beach has multiple parks including Wetlands Overlook Park, Sunrise Garden, Callis Park, and the Walton Beach Nature Preserve. It is also the home of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland and is slated to be the new home of the Twin Beachs Public Library.
The Town of North Beach was originally platted in 1900 and then re-platted in 1908. It was formally incorporated in 1910. It was established as strictly a residential town with ads running in local newspapers proclaiming North Beach as “Washington’s most popular salt water resort.”
Early visitors arrived to the Town via steamboat, railroad, oxen carts, trolley car and automobiles. For more than one hundred years residents and visitors alike have enjoyed the Town’s numerous amenities which included: swimming, crabbing, boating, gambling, fine local restaurants, pier, boardwalk, top named bands, carnivals, parades, hunting, trapping, fun, beauty contests, motor cycles, numerous festivals, search for sharks teeth, fossils, farmer’s market and summer breezes.
Revitalization began in the 1980s, and escalated in the 1990s. Tropical Storm Isabel destroyed many of the waterfront homes and boardwalk in 2003.