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Cape Charles Beach

Bay Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Perfect beach for families with youngsters!

The water is warm & shallow with very little wave action. Perfect for little ones! Our teenagers... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
midhudsonvalley
,
Pleasant Valley
via mobile
Wonderful beach

The public and nice sandy beach offers lots of space. The water (in summer I guess) is nice and... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
kleinrichard
,
Venlo
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“shallow water” (17 reviews)
“free parking” (13 reviews)
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Bay Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The water is warm & shallow with very little wave action. Perfect for little ones! Our teenagers were looking for a bit more wave action though. Lol!

Thank midhudsonvalley
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The public and nice sandy beach offers lots of space. The water (in summer I guess) is nice and even warm. The sea is shallow for hundreds of feet, ideal for games and safe for children. Loved it.

Thank kleinrichard
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Beach was really nice. Kids had a great time playing in the water and building sand structures (not necessarily castles 😏). The pier was really nice for fishing. We all had an amazing time--even the dog!!!

Thank Toshiba B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Cape Charles beach is great for those with little kids and those looking for a more relaxed, away from it all, kind of vacation. The beach is fairly clean and large. Nice because there is no need to sit on top of someone else.

1  Thank BeanFin
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This beach is terrible for a family with children. The long walk to deeper water to swim in is not the problem, its the sudden drop off into the channel and no life guards that cause trouble. Several have drown here and parents should be...More

Thank shoreboyjames
Reviewed 7 August 2017

A most interesting beach and community! Quiet and not crowded at all. Scenic vista of the Chesapeake. Beautiful backdrop of the lovely homes.

Thank patriciabuehrig
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I love this beach! It is not crowded; it is clean and convenient to even walk to from anyplace in Cape Charles.

1  Thank Kathryn A
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This place is special to me so I may be a little biased. This is a very quaint and gorgeous beach where families and couples can have an equally wonderful time. Its not huge so the fear of having your things taken is lessened, this...More

Thank awils0ng
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I wasn't expecting the beach to be as big as it was for a small town beach, but they've done a really nice job with it! And I don't usually like venturing into public water, but it was clean enough that I did!

1  Thank bpudner
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Cape Charles- Harbor for the Arts. This is a quiet, relaxing beach town. We love it here. Very few people on the beach. The water is very shallow and calm. The sunsets are gorgeous. It is common to travel by golf cart in city limits....More

1  Thank becklovinlife
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Chrystal74
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
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Faithlynn7
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
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DavefromSouthJersey
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!
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