Connected to the rest of Maryland by a tiny strip of land, well-known as Kent Narrows, Kent Island comprises 30 square miles of land mass surrounded by water and is home to some of the most beautiful waterfront properties on the East Coast. Kent Narrows is also known for its waterside restaurants offering some of the Eastern Shore’s freshest crab catches and a plethora of recreational opportunities including the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center on the Narrows waterfront in Chester.
Across the island and The Narrows, distinct vibes abound as you explore communities from east to west.
The Bay Bridge played a significant role in the development of the island, which was once only accessible by boat or railroad. The completion of the initial gateway to the Eastern Shore in 1952 opened this area to greater development. It also made commuting from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area a possibility, and the proximity to Historic Annapolis a true convenience.