Smith Island: A True Island Community in the Heart of the Chesapeake Bay

Shops & Services


Drum Point Market
Duke Marshall
21162 Center St., Tylerton, MD 21866
410-425-2108 |

Local Mom & Pop store with the best crab cakes in the land.
Grocery store, sub shop and convenience store.
Open Monday — Saturday 10-3 pm
Closed Sunday but will open for emergencies or large groups.
Call for special requests or to confirm hours. Check with market for winter hours.


Tylerton Methodist Church
Main Service at 10:45 AM Sundays
Visitors to the island are welcome.


Smith Island Art
21148 Tuff Street
Tylerton, MD 21866

Artist Dennis C's work captures scenes of Smith Island. Visitors welcome on the island or on Facebook @Smith Island Art.


Smith Island Education Center
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
PO Box 201, Tylerton, MD 21866
Brooke Reynolds, Manager

Housed in two of the town's original structures, the Smith Island program in Tylerton allows participants to experience a traditional waterman's village while learning to appreciate a culture where people depend completely on a healthy Bay. The community's history and simplicity make it truly magical. For more information please visit the website.

While visiting Tylerton feel free to stop by the Smith Island Education Center. Since our participants are largely school aged children we ask that you do not enter the facility if there are participants present.



Smith Island Center, Museum and tourist information, gift shop, rest rooms. Experience life on the island in the Smith Island Center. A short film and exhibits bring alive the waterman's work and island traditions, and explore the history and characteristic language of the island. Small admission fee.
Location: 20846 Caleb Jones Road, Ewell, MD 21824
Hours: Open May 1 - October 31, 12 noon to 4pm.
Contact: Laura Evans, 410-425-3351,


Harborside Grocery and Restaurant
Whitelock Road, Ewell, MD 21866
Otis Ray Taylor
410-425-2422 | 410-968-2428

Small grocery store and spot to eat with deck seating by the water. Cheesesteaks, crabcakes, Smith Island cake and more.


Bayside Inn Rentals
4065 Smith Island Rd., Ewell, MD 21824
Betty Jo Tyler
410-425-2771 |

Golf cart (for two) and bicycle rentals. Rentals available Memorial Day
weekend thru October 15th, daily from 11 AM-4 PM. No overnight rentals.

Golf Carts - 1/2 hour $15; 1 hour $25; 2 1/2 hours $50
Bikes - 1/2 hour $3; 1 hour $5; 2 1/2 hours $10


Bayside Gifts
40633 Smith Island Road
Ewell, MD 21824
Betty Jo Tyler
410-425-2771 |

Offers nautical items, shirts, books and souvenirs. Open daily Memorial Day weekend through mid-October, 12-4 PM. A second Bayside Gifts location can be found in the Bayside Inn Restaurant.


Ewell United Methodist Church
Main Service at 9 AM Sundays

Visitors to the island are welcome.
Camp Meeting runs from the last Sunday in July through the first Sunday in August with well known southern gospel groups singing on Sundays.  Join the community for preaching at 7 each evening during camp except for Saturday.


Island Styles
20978 Caleb Jones Rd, Ewell, MD 21824.
Laura Evans
410-425-4881 |

Full service salon, appointments only. Men, women and children.
Haircuts, color, perms, manicures and tanning. Open Tuesday through Friday.
Prices range from $5 to $40.


Mary Kay
3159 Marsh Road, Smith Island, MD 21824
Maxine Landon
410-425-2025 |

Bath & body collection– Perfume, Body lotions, eye color, and more.
Gift wrap and delivery available. Gifts for all occasions. Complementary skin
treatments available. 9 AM to 9 PM daily.



Calvary Methodist Church
Main Service at 12 noon Sundays.
Visitors to the island are welcome.

Drum Point



Waverly Sign