Measuring three miles by two miles at its widest part, the island covers approximately 1,000 acres and has seven miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay and the Magothy River. The topography is varied with both low-lying, tidal wetlands and rolling hills. Approximately two thirds of the island is devoted to open space, natural forest, a bird sanctuary and recreation. The Gibson Island harbor is sheltered from all sides, offering safe anchorage to boats moored within.
Located on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Gibson Island is within an easy commute of Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, and BWI Airport and the Amtrak train station are less than 25 minutes away.
No need to cross the Bay Bridge to get here!
Water, wildlife, and woodlands create an idyllic backdrop for our exclusive family-oriented, gated community of approximately 200 homes. There are miles of quiet roadways for bicycling and jogging and residents can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, fishing, windsurfing, and paddle boarding on a peaceful 44-acre spring-fed lake. The Gibson Island Corporation maintains the Island’s infrastructure including its roadways, beaches and areas of undeveloped woodlands. Other services include an on-island police force, a 24-hour manned gatehouse, a Service Department responsible for all island maintenance and contracted residential work, and a full service yacht yard. A United State Post Office is located in the Administration Building and the island is also home to St. Christopher by the Sea, a non-denominational Church, as well as the Gibson Island Historical Society and
Salty Marks Museum.
The Gibson Island Club
With expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay, the Gibson Island Clubhouse offers fine dining year-round in several beautifully appointed venues. Club Members also enjoy our spectacular award-winning Charles Blair Macdonald/Seth Raynor designed 9-hole golf course, a nationally renowned Yacht Squadron, multiple tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Other amenities include two croquet courts, Bocce, a skeet range, platform tennis, junior programs, Garden Club and various social activities. On-island lodging is available for Club Members and their guests.
Membership in the Gibson Island Club is by invitation only.