Railroads made Cape Charles and they remain important. A railroad yard dominates the town and leads to a car float -- a flat boat that moves railroad cars across the bay. This one of only two left on the East Coast. Quaint shops and eateries face the railroad tracks. There is plenty of free parking and the whole town is very walkable.

Just to the south of the railroad yard is the harbor - docking for pleasure boats and commercial fishermen, a yacht repair center, and a waterside restaurant and bar.  To the west is a half mile long, family friendly beach.

There is a marina on the north side of town with an upscale restaurant, bar and event center perfect for wedding receptions.

For the golf enthusiast, Cape Charles boasts both Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus signature courses.