Piney Point has been called the Lighthouse of Presidents. Beginning with James Madison, Presidents and other notable Americans often vacationed at Piney Point, which is not a far journey from Washington.
The lighthouse is located just across the peninsula from Drum Pt. Light on Soloman's Island. Just a short distance from Piney Point is an excellent Chesapeake crab house, and overnight lodging with an excellent veiw of the Potomac.