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The Coastal Bays

Map of the Maryland Coastal Bays

The Five Bays

Welcome to the Maryland Coastal Bays, one of the more diverse estuaries on the eastern seaboard. There are a total of five coastal bays, 71,000 acres of water, 248 miles of shoreline, and nearly 35,000 acres of wetlands. Living within its boundaries is a variety of wildlife, including 360 different types of birds as well as more than 108 rare, endangered, and threatened species.


Contribute Online

Become a member of the Coastal Bays Foundation and donate online securely through PayPal. Your financial contribution will go toward protecting our watershed, its habitat, and wildlife. The Maryland Coastal Bays Program Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; all donations are tax deductible.