Visit Smith Island Maryland

Smith Island Maryland

Smith Island Maryland lies 12.5 miles off the coast of Crisfield Maryland.

Smith Island is actually not one singular island but a collection of several small marsh islands that are slowly disappearing due to the rising sea level in the area. It’s composed of three separate communities; Ewell, Tylertorn, and Rhodes Point. There are no airports, bridges, or roads leading to the mainland, and therefore it is accessible exclusively by boat.

The boat schedules to Smith Island from the western shore and Crisfield Maryland vary with the season.

You can get to Ewell with ferries that depart from Crisfield, Maryland and Reedville, Virginia. There are also ferries that run between the island and Point Lookout, Maryland.

Tylerton requires a different boat from Crisfield, Maryland. The passenger ferries that connect Tylerton to Crisfield, Maryland offer roundtrip passage daily throughout the summer and early fall.

Once you arrive at Smith Island, you can get around by renting a golf cart or bicycle. However, due to the size of the island, walking is the main way of getting around.