The community of Arundel-on-the-Bay, founded in 1890, is located on the Chesapeake Bay near Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse outside Annapolis, Maryland. Some 300 households make up this diverse community.


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Help make this season a bit more joyous for our County’s less-advantaged youngsters who have, in many instances, borne a disproportionate share of the physical, economic, and psychological hardships of all COVID-era kids. We’re still asking everyone to bundle into their cars, SUVs, and minivans, or balance on their bikes, or even take a walk past, and bring as many unwrapped toys, games, books, puzzles, pieces of sports gear, or whatever you’d have wanted to see under your tree, as you can possibly afford, down to our Santa Station along Cohasset on December 12 from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Santa's Fire Sleigh arrives around 5 p.m. to collect.


Newport Community Pier

Did you miss the news?
We're securing the Newport Community Pier with a new system that will require AOTB members to use a WiFi-based unique code to access the pier. This is to stop the vandalizing that we have experienced.
For everything you need to know click here.


Congratulations to Sea Scout Ship 1959 Seafarers Commitment for its recent award as the BoatUS National Flagship. This is a very big deal for the young men and women and adult leaders as they have demonstrated the best of the four tenents of Sea Scouts (Boy Scouts of America): Scouting, Seamanship, Service and Social. The Ship is led by AOTB Vice President Derrick Cogburn. The young people learned boating skills in many types of craft and served the community by working with local non-profits to plant oyster spat and work on the restoration of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. Read more about their remarkable accomplishments in Sea Scout News and in Bay Weekly.


See news video of Bill Keyes' 100th Birthday


Professional Management Committee Report, December 2020


Latest Issue of The Pier

We Have a New Passcode for the Members Only Section of Our Website

The change took place on Tuesday, September 3, 2020. We have emailed out the new passcode to all those who we have verified are owners or residents of AOTB. If you think you might not be on our email list – like you can’t remember when you got the last email from us – now would be an excellent time to let us know your current email address: directory@arundelonthebay.org.


Welcome new residents, including renters. Please contact info@arundelonthebay.org so we may officially welcome you into the community and make sure we have your correct contact information. Please be prepared to provide a copy of your rental agreement.

Want to update your contact info? If you’re not sure we have your correct contact information--a new email or telephone number--please send an update to Directory@arundelonthebay.org.  Should there be an emergency at your house (think frozen pipe in winter while you are blissfully in Florida) we would love to be able to do something more than watch. Thanks!

Here’s the things we get asked about the most...

Who’s in charge here? We are an incorporated Property Owners Association governed by elected Officers and Board of Directors.  CLICK HERE to see who’s-who in the Association leadership including the various committees. AOTB is a Special Benefit Tax District and a Shore Erosion Control District which provides the source of funding for its activities.

Who lives here? To access the Community Directory, CLICK HERE. You will need a password to access the directory which is available to any resident in the community.  Email directory@arundelonthebay.org to have your residency verified and obtain the password. 

What’s been going on in the community? Other than this website (see our Calendar CLICK HERE), the easiest way to keep up with what’s going on is to read The Pier Newsletter which is published four times a year and mailed to the owner of record. Renters can also get on the mailing list, email directory@arundelonthebay.org. To see the most recent edition of The Pier CLICK HERE. Minutes from Board (monthly) and Membership (quarterly) meetings, see the Documents page or CLICK HERE.   

Do you have a pet? AOTB is part of Anne Arundel County and so County animal regulations apply within AOTB. This means all dogs should be on a leash. See Anne Arundel County animal regulations CLICK HERE. Please also make sure you are familiar with the locations of the dog waste stations in AOTB and adjacent Oyster Harbor. CLICK HERE.

Do you have guests? Use of the boat launching, pier and beach facilities in our community is for residents only. Visiting guests should be accompanied by a resident whenever possible. Should you not be able to accompany your guest, please obtain a guest pass from Lori Strum at info@arundelonthebay.org. so that should your guest encounter our security officer, they will be able to identify themselves.

Please send your comments on this website to secretary@arundelonthebay.org.

aotb from above
Above Arundel-on-the-Bay

Community Directory


The Amazing Story
of Arundel-on-the-Bay:
1600s to Today

Beach Safety

Map of Arundel on the Bay


If you're a resident, how to get
the Members Only code.

Contact Tee Allen at

Beach Improvement Project
Photos & Videos

Dog Waste

Emergency Preparedness
Are you ready to keep your family safe? Find out more.

Kayak/Canoe Rack Policy
and Application Form

AOTB Constitution and Bylaws
Rules and Regulations Policies

Please see the Links page for all sorts of other useful information!

We mark the tragic shooting at the Capital Gazette by remembering
our neighbors and friends at the Gazette, and thank them
for being our hometown source for news.