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Beautiful dock

The fishing dock here is really nice. People were catching lots of blue crab when we were there.The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia M
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Great Beach for Lazing and for Children

The gentle waves from the Chesapeake Bay wash over you and rock you into a meditative moment. With... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bay Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fishing dock here is really nice. People were catching lots of blue crab when we were there.The beach has a long sand bar that you can walk out on. The fishing is maiy from the dock.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gentle waves from the Chesapeake Bay wash over you and rock you into a meditative moment. With it remaining shallow for a long way, this beach is very safe for children and, if you have concerns, free childrens' life preservers are available for use....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cape Charles is a quaint town with small shops and good places to eat. We enjoyed watching people having very good luck crabbing off the beautiful dock. This area would be nice for families with small children because they could wade out into the water...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The public beach in Cape Charles is wonderful. There is plenty of room so you aren't on top of other visitors. The beach is sandy, the water was inviting. Depending on the tides, you can find little sandbars and tide pools. You can fish or...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank clwslark
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

We were visiting from North Carolina. Nice beach. Easy access. Lots of area to spread out. Enjoyed our time there.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kathim5
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful white sand and a historical setting. Hard to ask for more. Plenty of parking. Lots of nice ice cream shops. Love this place.

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Basil M
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by here on our way back from NC. Not much open but they had a cute beach and the downtown area looks promising. We want to return in nicer wether for a longer stay and to explore.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank debc405
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Beautiful smooth white sand and calm bay waves. Undisturbed dunes and tons of shells, too. Some educational history on the site. Awesome views. And completely free admission, including free public parking.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ididntwantausername
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Our Victorian rental was 3 blocks from the beach which is VERY family friendly. The water is so very shallow for such a long distance out so that was fun for the children. Plenty of good restaurants within two blocks and a super ice cream...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank maureenac
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Since rhe refurbishing a few years ago this beach is super wide with plenty room to navigate. I fly my dual line and quadline kites occasionally. Great parking access as well!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank dwaynem733
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January 6, 2019|
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Response from burgynest | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cape Charles is dog friendly. The beach is available the typical times in winter and summer during off bathing hours. Shop owners keep water bowls out. Homeowners request picking up animal droppings.
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Michele D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, everything is within walking distance. The entire town is walkable. There is a new hotel closet to the beach that offers a small lunch menu. Brown Dog Ice Cream and Kelly's Pub are also close bye. I am not fond of Hook... More
July 5, 2018|
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Response from mynuidntt | Reviewed this property |
The beach runs along Bay Avenue. The access to the fishing pier, beach, and the public restroom is at the corner of Bay Avenue and Mason Avenue.