Why Do Boaters Choose Oxford Maryland?

Offering beauty, history, and respite from the hustle and bustle often a part of everyday life, Oxford Maryland is a frequent choice for boaters. With innumerable cruising destinations on the East Coast, why do boaters choose The Chesapeake Bay and specifically, Oxford as a stop in their travels? One boater says “There is nothing more ‘postcard-esque’ than cruising down Town creek! The sight of boat builders lining the banks on your port side and cozy cottages, some built hundreds of years ago, along your starboard shore brings such a feeling of nostalgia and gratitude. The restaurant options in Oxford available to dock the boat and dine with great food and drinks – and even better views! I feel very lucky to be able to enjoy cruising near Oxford.”


The calm waters and sheltered tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay help to make it the destination of choice for so many boaters.  Blue-green waters shelter countless fish species: rockfish, bluefish, flounder, crabs, and oysters. Osprey and heron are plentiful on the banks of the Tred Avon River, surrounding Oxford. Scattered up and down the rivers and creeks, visible from the water  are sprawling estates with incredible architecture.  Visitors find the seclusion of nature in combination with beautiful man-made features worth the trip, as well.


One of the oldest towns in Maryland – Oxford was the home of Robert Morris Jr., known as “the financier of the Revolution”, The Reverend Thomas Bacon, a clergyman who wrote the first rendition of the laws of Maryland, and Colonel Tench Tilghman, aide-de-camp to George Washington who carried the message of Cornwallis’ surrender to the Continental Congress. The history buff has plenty of reasons to visit Oxford!


Boaters choose Oxford, Maryland for the sights, sounds, and solitude – only a short journey from many urban areas on the East Coast. Visit the town tourism site to learn more about the town, and visit our website to plan your cruise to DiMillo’s on the Chesapeake East in Oxford, Maryland!



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