Arundel on the Bay, Maryland

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Arundel on the Bay
Former village
Arundel on the Bay is located in Maryland
Arundel on the Bay
Arundel on the Bay
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 38°55′11″N 76°27′46″W / 38.91972°N 76.46278°W / 38.91972; -76.46278Coordinates: 38°55′11″N 76°27′46″W / 38.91972°N 76.46278°W / 38.91972; -76.46278
Country United States
State Maryland
County Anne Arundel
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Arundel on the Bay is a former post village and resort area in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, about 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of historic Annapolis, Maryland. Arundel on the Bay is located on a peninsula known as the Annapolis Neck and is a peninsula in and of itself, bordered on the east and south by the Chesapeake Bay, and by Fisherman's Creek on the west.

Located near Highland Beach, Arundel on the Bay was formerly an enclave of vacation residences and undeveloped property which attracted affluent African Americans when Jim Crow laws were in effect, when entrance to other resort areas was barred to non-whites.[1] The community now holds approximately 345 homes. Arundel on the Bay is a special tax district; each year a portion of property taxes are reserved by Anne Arundel County for improvements and maintenance of the shoreline.

The community owns a private beach and pier, boat ramp, and boat launch for community use.

The Thomas Point Lighthouse is visible and a short boat ride from the Arundel on the Bay community beach.

Notable residents include Aris T. Allen, Jr., son of Dr. Aris T. Allen, the first African American chair of the Maryland Republican Party and Kurt Schmoke, former and first African American mayor of Baltimore.


  1. ^ The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 84, No. 2 (Spring, 1999), pp. 130-149 doi:10.2307/2649043