Hart Miller gets crowded especially in the main 'zone' where the beach and buildings are. However as a sailboat, we cannot get very far in, which leaves us in every stinking wake as people blow in there to anchor. So we started going to the western side, between it and Treasure Island instead. Depending on the wind, it might be more or less protected from natural waves, nothing to be done about that. However if you look at the pic I am uploading (or tried to) it show where we usually drop anchor and take the dinghy to the beach in lieu of the more crowded zone (where the blue dot is). One important note, and this is simply because I don't know how familiar you are with Hart Miller area, make sure to believe the channel markers.We are also about to start our vacation, but going the opposite direction and heading from the Rappahannock to Baltimore. Potentially Little bay Friday night, then an overnight Saturday/Sunday night to get up there, then fight the crowds at Hart Miller. If anyone has some better anchor/beach recommendations I am all ears! We are moving the boat up to Deale to get a full enclosure so are making a vacation out of it. Hope to see you out there!