Beach

A treasured spot for many of our residents – Hillsmere Beach. Our gorgeous spot on the South River has something for all of our residents to enjoy!

  • Sandy beach front

  • Foot path for walking/biking/running

  • Two pavilions with picnic tables

  • Swimming area with nettle protection

  • Grills

  • Multiple playgrounds for our younger residents

  • Volleyball court

  • Outdoor shower/rinse station

  • Large, open, grassy field (perfect for flying kites!)

  • Rain gardens

  • Benches

  • Little Free Library

2010 Shoreline Study, Beach Assessment & Stability Report for Hillsmere Shores

South River Federation Water Quality Report Cards


Anne Arundel County Dept of Health Water Quality Monitoring


Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 2016 State of the Bay


HSIA BEACH RULES

Approved by the HSIA Board of Directors on August 27, 2015

These rules apply to the Hillsmere Shores Community Beach, which includes the beach and bathing area, pavilions, playgrounds, lawns and parking lot. Unauthorized use or activities are to be reported to the Anne Arundel County Police by calling 911.

Any Resident/Owner who does not comply with these rules can result in the immediate termination of guest privileges, and may be considered “Not in Good Standing.” Use of beach facilities may be revoked for up to one year.

  • The community beach is open to all residents and property owners of Hillsmere Shores between 8:00 am and sunset. All cars must display a Hillsmere sticker. If no sticker has been obtained, proof of residence/ownership is required for access. Contact the HSIA Administrator or click HERE for details on how to obtain an HSIA vehicle sticker. Vehicles without stickers are subject to towing at the owner’s risk and expense.
  • Use of the Hillsmere Shores Community Beach and all related facilities is at your own risk. No lifeguard is present and swimmers are to take caution at all times. HSIA, its Officers and Members will not be held responsible for any accidents or injury.
  • Residents/Owners are permitted to bring up to eight (8) guests, and must accompany guest(s) at all times. It is the responsibility of Residents/Owners to ensure guests know and abide by our beach rules. The HSIA Administrator is authorized to grant additional guest privileges; requests may be made by contacting the Administrator at 410-263-4456 or by email at admin@hillsmereshores.net.
  • Residents/Owners who wish to host an activity or party of more than eight (8) people using any part of the Beach must make a reservation by contacting the HSIA Administrator. The maximum number for any event hosted by a Resident/Owner is 60 guests. All Residents/Owners must be in good standing with HSIA to reserve the Large Pavilion. Click here to find out how to request a reservation. Reservations are not final until a confirmation has been received from the HSIA Administrator. A refundable $200 security deposit is required upon confirmation, and to hold the reservation. Payment of the deposit by the host represents agreement to all rules and terms of use herein. The host must remove all trash and recycling from the cans at the large pavilion and directly behind the large pavilion at the parking lot, as well as ensure the entire area is cleaned of trash and debris. Provided the host has adhered to all rules and terms of use, the deposit will be refunded by U.S. mail and posted within five (5) working days after the event.
  • Alcoholic beverages and their consumption are banned from the community beach, except with the prior approval of the HSIA Board of Directors or its representative, and an Anne Arundel County one-day liquor license must be obtained. Application forms for a liquor license must be obtained from HSIA and submitted to the County no more than 30 days and no less than 7 days prior to the event.
  • No glass allowed.
  • No dogs allowed.
  • Parents are responsible for their children’s behavior.
  • No amplified music allowed. Residents and guests must respect the rights of other people using the beach and not engage in behavior that is offensive, including excessive noise, abusive or threatening behavior, and obscene language, gestures, or actions. Disorderly or illegal conduct is prohibited.
  • Motorized watercraft may not be launched, retrieved, or beached on or from the beach. Guests are not permitted to bring any type of watercraft to the community beach unless expressly approved by the HSIA Board of Directors.
  • The community beach closes at sunset and can be closed anytime by any officer of HSIA or any person designated by the HSIA president. Use of the beach outside of designated hours must have prior approval of the HSIA Board of Directors.
  • Interfering with the nettle nets or cable is strictly prohibited. Only persons authorized by HSIA may lower or raise nettle nets. Do not hang on nettle nets or cable.
**** End of Beach Rules ****

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