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Cape Charles Beach

Bay Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Gorgeous Beach

We decided to wonder over to the pier and beach after lunch. Cape Charles is such a charming beach... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kendra F
Great Beach For Kids!

We love the Cape Charles Beach! It was clean and water is calm compared to the ocean! My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashley B
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  • Average4%
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“nice beach” (21 reviews)
“shallow water” (15 reviews)
Bay Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to wonder over to the pier and beach after lunch. Cape Charles is such a charming beach side town. My boys loved walking out on the pier to see all the fish. The beach is a hidden gem for sure. It was a...More

Thank Kendra F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Cape Charles Beach! It was clean and water is calm compared to the ocean! My one-year-old was able to sit and play in the water and I didn't have to worry about her getting hit by waves.

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last night in Cape Charles and we got the most gorgeous sunset photos. Breathtaking! This was one of the highlights of our trip.

Thank Chelise74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be very, very careful of speed limit signs though. We missed one coming into town and got a hefty ticket.

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A public beach with street parking. For those who love the beach, this one is has white sand and very clean. It has a play area for kids and a pier you can walk out on. Also a hot dog/etc. vendor cart on the street...More

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is off the beaten path and even on a hot sunny day, there were plenty of open spaces. The shallow beach goes out for at least a mile before the bottom gets really deep. I saw dolphins both days I went to the...More

Thank Remi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at cape Charles beach, it was a great time. The town of cape Charles has done a fantastic job with the beach and surroundings.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cape Charles Beach is quiet and relaxing. Rest rooms are close and clean. Food trucks service beach goers with a nice variety of reasonably priced food (hot dogs, fresh tacos, drinks, etc.) THE BIG ONE: Parking is convenient and free.

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach is off the beaten path, but what a beautiful beach. Clean and you can tell the locals take pride in their town. You will enjoy!

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forget Virginia Beach, come here to escape the crowds and enjoy yourself. A boardwalk allows for nice views (and good birding) without having to walk through the sand. Large, wide beach accommodates plenty of people. Easily accessible right off the road - parking is available...More

1  Thank HopheadWI
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We are traveling from southern NJ to Cape Charles this weekend (Saturday before July 4th). Will cross Delaware Memorial Bridge and travel through Delaware and Maryland to Cape Charles? Any information on traffic would be appreciated. When traveling to Outer Banks we leave by 6 am. Is in necessary to travel so early to Cape Charles? Thanks
28 June 2017|
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Response from Chelise74 | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think you need to travel that early. Cape Charles is 2 hours closer than outer banks. Approximately...
Sandra J
Are beach umbrellas shade tents allowed on beach
7 July 2016|
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Response from Michele D | Reviewed this property |
I know the cottage we rented, Cassatt Cottage through Cape Charles Cottages had those at the home itself. They also provided a beach wagon and sand/beach items and towels for the house- awesome!
The most important question for us are dogs allowed on the beach in September (after Labor Day?) It sounds awesome. Please reply.
29 June 2016|
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Response from dlong1761 | Reviewed this property |
yeah I think the sign said before 9am and after 9pm they are allowed now