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Cape Charles Beach

Bay Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Cape Charles in May

Probably one of the most relaxing places we've visited in a very long time. Wonderful and quaint... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Virginia
Great little beach

The whole family loved the town of Cape Charles and the beach. It 's great for little one who can't... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“shallow water” (17 reviews)
“free parking” (13 reviews)
Bay Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the most relaxing places we've visited in a very long time. Wonderful and quaint town; lots of history; not overpowering; very, very walkable. We stayed at the Fig Tree B&B and had a great stay. Nice little beach that was wonderful. A...More

1  Thank Tramd5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family loved the town of Cape Charles and the beach. It 's great for little one who can't swim or beginners as there are no waves. Small tidal pools that are warm for them to play in. Not crowded at all and close...More

1  Thank michellemM3971OX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Cape Charles Labor Day weekend through the following Saturday, and we went to the beach every day. We never found it crowded (even on the holiday weekend), and our little guys had a blast playing in the water and sand, chasing birds...More

Thank SailOnSailor73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't believe I was at the same beach that garnered all of these good reviews. We stopped there on our way to the Outer Banks. What a waste of time. The beach was nothing but dirty sand with dirty water and plenty of flies....More

6  Thank bankman2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful beach! We had no intentions of going to the beach but were looking for gift shops and ended up at the beach. Didn't have time to go but on our return trip I took the children 9 & 13 out on the...More

1  Thank goldenrefunder
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The beaches are lovely and not overcrowded. Even though there were a good many people on the beach, it wasn't overcrowded. I like that there is no driving on the beach and there is a restroom a short walk down the beach. It is also...More

2  Thank regeniagrubbs
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

For labor day on the eastern shore, I do not think it can get much better than this. One set of bathrooms is better than nothing. Clean beaches. Nice sand dunes. People seemed nice. Cap Charles itself is quite cute. Overall it's a great beach.

1  Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was a nice beach to visit with lots of parking around it. The town was really neat to see the stores and the homes.

Thank Debbykentucky
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Very soft sand AND near a walkable town. This clean beach has a bathroom, fishing pier, playground, shallow water with no waves on the bay, great for kids who love to play for hours and parents can relax BC their is no under tow.

Thank D L
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Cape Charles and its beach is absolutely adorable. We immediately wanted to spend some time there and look around in this little lovely town. The beach is clean and the water was warm yet still refreshing. The sunset over the beach is incredible! Check out...More

1  Thank Daniel R
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12 August 2017|
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Response from savoystudio | Reviewed this property |
No fee! There is sometimes a problem with parking along the beach but as long as you are respectful of residents' driveways, there is not a problem using the side streets for parking. Lovely beach, especially for children... More
25 July 2017|
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Response from Nurseviv24 | Reviewed this property |
Normally I only stop at the beach during the work week in the off season. It's usually clear and not crowded. I usually find parking along the side. The town isn't usually too busy. Compared to VA Bch/oceanfront it's... More
27 June 2017|
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Response from lindadG6092IJ | Reviewed this property |
Cape Charles is a wonderful beach. But realize it is the 4th of July coming up so yes, there will definitely be lots of traffic!