To date we have sailed mostly north of the bay bridge in Annapolis, and enjoyed achorages like the Sassafras, Still Pond, Worton, Fairlee -- but now we are planning a Memorial Day cruise to Oxford, the Choptank, and Little Choptank. Are there any particular creeks or coves that have a good little strip of sandy beach to keep our 3 girls entertained? Also I'm assuming that the jellyfish won't be around much yet on Memorial Day- am I safe in that assumption ??
Hudson Creek just off the Little Choptank has a nice long beach that should prove entertaining for them. And yes I would agree sea nettles shouldn't be a problem at this time of year.
I was going to suggest Hudson Creek too. Just inside the entrance is the long beach MJBrown is referring to, and if you need more protection from any kind of weather, you can go up river another mile or so to a well-protected anchorage to port. It's about 0.75 miles north of green #3 on Hudson Creek, if you need to know where it is.
Here's a pic though looking over our boat at the strip just inside the mouth, taken summer 2010. You can't quite see the beachy part, but you get the idea...it's a nice spot:
Ha ha! I guess I should have checked the original post date too. Completely missed that. Anyway, Hudson Creek is a nice spot, and we've actually used it as a stop-over between West/Rhode/South rivers and Solomons. Don't get me wrong--it's out of the way--but instead of a single 43 mile day, it's a 30 and a 25 with a nice, pretty stop-over.
Here's a pic from further up the creek in that anchorage I mentioned.