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Acton's Cove Waterfront Park

14 South St, ,
Annapolis, MD 21401
Great for Portraits
and in our standard portraits service area.

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Located in Annapolis, Maryland, Acton’s Cove Waterfront Park is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. With its stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay and a range of activities, including fishing, kayaking, walking, and picnicking, there’s something for everyone at the park.

For photographers, Acton’s Cove is an ideal location for capturing beautiful and memorable portraits. The park’s scenic beauty, combined with its various features, makes it a versatile location for portraits of all kinds.

According to one source, one of the park’s notable feature is its 8.1-meter boardwalk, made of precast concrete from South Australia, and plans are in the works to extend the boardwalk by an additional 500 meters, which will provide even more opportunities for photographers to capture stunning portraits against the backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. The boardwalk includes timber-themed features, such as the kayak cove and round pontoon structures, which provide unique and eye-catching backdrops for portraits.

Acton’s Cove Waterfront Park also offers a range of other features that make it an ideal location for portrait photography. The park is well-maintained and provides plenty of places to sit and relax, creating a comfortable environment for both the photographer and the subject. The park’s playground can be used as a prop or backdrop for children’s portraits, while the boat launch provides an opportunity for water-based portraits, and the walking trail is suitable for walking portraits.

The park’s peaceful and serene atmosphere is one of its most attractive features for portrait photography. With its stunning views and tranquil surroundings, Acton’s Cove provides a calm and relaxing environment for capturing beautiful portraits. The park is an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay.

Acton’s Cove Waterfront Park is an excellent location for portraits of various kinds because of its versatility. Whether you are looking for a location for a family portrait, a children’s portrait, or even an action portrait, Acton’s Cove offers a range of opportunities to capture the perfect shot.

Location Limitations:

The park is relatively small compared to other parks in the area, and its popularity with locals may at times make it challenging to exclude people from the backgrounds of images.

Acton's Cove Waterfront Park

14 South St,
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 280-0445

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Acton’s Cove Waterfront Park is in our standard portraits service area.


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Parking info:

Parking may be tricky at times. You may find parking along North Acton Place, South Street, Shaw Street or Charles Street, or it may be necessary to check further north around Franklin Street or Cathedral Street.

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