North Haven Beach


North Haven Beach faces the Chesapeake Bay and the tidal lagoon of Whites Creek. Behind it are extensive tidal marshes, woodlands, and fields. Just to the north of the parking lot, during low tide, mud and sand flats are exposed providing a resting and feeding area for gulls and terns (including least and sandwich), as well as many other species of shorebirds. Migration can produce excellent viewing opportunities for loons, thousands of which have been seen in a single day, as well as tundra swans, herons and other waterbirds. In winter, diving ducks can be seen just offshore, and snow bunting or purple sandpiper may appear on the beach. Bald eagles may be present any day of the year at this site.


  • Please be mindful of the property lines and ‘No Trespassing’ signs while exploring North Haven Beach; adjacent properties are privately owned.


Physical Address: 2862 Haven Beach Road

From South Haven Beach, return to the intersection of Rt. 643/645. Continue straight on Rt. 643, which immediately turns right. Travel on Rt. 643 as it winds, following signs for Mathews Beach.

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