Water slides are like active volcanoes—both melt away T-shirts, propel fluids down super-steep slopes, and have a lot of screaming nubile women thrown down them. Leisurely lounge or ride the tidal-waved slides with today's Groupon: for $8, you get admission to Chesapeake Beach Water Park (up to an $18 value). The park is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until September 4, when it will only be open on weekends.
Chesapeake Beach Water Park provides a liquid paradise to escape sweltering summer days and land-locked boredom. Splashify your day with eight winding and weaving water slides, a lagoon for soaking, a lazy river to reenact Jefferson's crossing of the Delaware River, a kids' activity pool, fountains of youth, and waterfalls. To ride the larger water slides, much like running for president, you must be at least 4 feet tall. When pool play makes palms pruny and legs turn sponge-like, you can relax on a poolside lounge chair for sun or cloud bathing.
Though the park's palm trees might be as plastic as George Washington's left hand, the bay breezes are authentic gusts from Chesapeake Bay, which is adjacent to where the park is located. Whether you're a parent looking to keep your sanity in check during your kids' summer vacation, a group of aspiring synchronized splashers, or just sweaty, Chesapeake Bay Water Park is the place to coalesce summertime amusement.
- Expect a waterfall, slides, a lazy river and inner tubes, and best of all, it's built on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay -- meaning that though the palm trees are fake, the bay breezes are real. – Washington Post
- During the summer, the hottest spot in town is the Chesapeake Beach Water Park, a kid-filled, ersatz tropical setting for eight water slides, fountains, waterfalls, a water volleyball court, and slow-moving tubing river. – Theodore Fischer, Chesapeake Life
Chesapeake Beach Water Park
At Chesapeake Beach Water Park, guests swiftly wind down eight curling waterslides, skimming through fast-paced twists and gravity-defying turns before shooting out into the pool's calm, cerulean waters. A league of EMT-trained, certified lifeguards watch over the waters, ensuring visitors stay safe as they romp through the beach-like lagoon and the kids' activity pool. Glistening streams flow over picturesque rock faces, splashing onto guests as they float lazily beneath on complimentary rented tubes or pet sea monsters brought from home.
Those who've tired themselves out with daylong Marco Polo matches can sunbathe on lounge chairs on the expansive decks, or walk to the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa to rejuvenate. Further connecting with the community, the park supports local organizations such as Relay for Life, the Red Cross blood drive, and Great Dane Rescue.