Just came back from Memorial Day weekend at Colonial Beach. About 3 hours from DC by boat which is how we arrived.
Apparently it is about an hour and a half from mouth of the Potomac with the Chesapeake Bay.
We found a new Marina that does not do any advertising, called BAYSIDE MARINA.
I have not posted info like this before but I thought they were great. The owner is a firefighter and personal boater who became a small business owner with the marina and the building which includes a good restaurant called the Happy Clam.
Staff there is great and consists of mainly "Charlie" who takes care of all of your needs, posts weather info and provides local info for the town.
Docks are cleaned daily, bathrooms were extremely clean as were the showers. There is a upstairs deck that overlooks the marina, wireless internet and a flat screen in their breakroom.
Water and power were great for each slip and all of the lights worked on the shore power towers on the dock at night. They do a little happy hour on Sunday nights.
It is the closest marina to town, definately cleaner and newer than the others.
It is a golf cart town. Yes, golf carts drive on the streets with the cars. It has a very small town atmosphere but an actual beach. A few good restaurants and friendly people.
If you are looking for a small town feel with a beach on the Potomac, some good seafood restaurants with very fresh crabs and the ability to drive golf carts around the town, this is an interesting place.
The streets contain many old style vacation homes.
You could call it "Mayberry" on the Potomac.
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