DC Travel Magazine: Quick Guide To The 40 Best Beaches Near DC

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By Laura Gray / Day Trips, DC Getaways, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC

Summer is when the heat really turns up in the District of Columbia. The city turns into a swamp that even Kermit the Frog would find hot and sticky. Tourists crave an escape, and there’s no better place for a getaway then one of the best beaches near D.C.


With a 2 ½ mile beachfront along the 6-mile wide Potomac River, Colonia Beach is a charming destination to enjoy the sun, fish, people-watch along the boardwalk, or enjoy a delicious dinner at a riverfront restaurant.

The beach is pet-friendly between October 1st and March 31st.

Read the full article in DC Travel Magazine Best of DC.