Chesapeake Harbour is a man-made basin just outside of Annapolis.
|Pulling into the basin.|
We were lucky enough to get a spot on the first t-head on the right as you enter the marina (J Dock). The marina has direct access to the Chesapeake Bay yet it's very protected. Even being that close to the entrance, the only movement we felt was from boats entering or leaving the marina.
|The view from our bow. We could see the Bay Bridge in the distance.|
|Looking back into the marina. I think we were the smallest boat in a t-head.|
|A few boats pulled in along the bulkhead each night and the bar became a busy place.|
- There was an adult swim for 15 minutes every hour. As a child, I hated adult swim -- I would sit on the edge just waiting for that whistle to blow so I could jump back in. As an adult, I see a lot of value in adult swim. Adults without children can enjoy the pool without being splashed. And adults with children get a chance to reapply sunscreen to the kids and maybe get them to eat something during the break.
- There was a decently sized shallow area that was roped off from the rest of the pool. Kids had to pass a swim test to be able to leave the shallow area without an adult. The test consisted of swimming from one end of the pool to the other without stopping and then treading water for a set period of time. Since most of the kids were regulars, the lifeguards kept a list of who had passed the test and who had not. I was really impressed with this system. It encourages children to build their swimming skills and creates a safer environment.
- The pool water felt extremely fresh and clean.
There is also a small beach right outside the bay-view pool.
loyalty program. Do other marinas offer programs like this?
We found that Chesapeake Harbour Marina is like a cozy version of Herrington Harbour South. It's a little resort community and it's not far from Baltimore. We'll be back!