The Town’s beach extends one-half mile along Bay Avenue with a paved walkway bordering the length of the beachfront. Residents and visitors of the Town use the beach for swimming, sunbathing and similar recreational pursuits. Public access onto the beachfront is provided by two wooden walkovers located near the end of Tazewell and Randolph Avenues. The Pavilion and several park benches are located on a paved walkway. The Pavilion is one of the Town’s prominent landmarks, serving as a visual symbol for the Town and featured on the Town’s seal. Restroom facilities are also available for users of the public beach.
Relax on this small town-friendly beach, alongside the warm, calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Also quaint gazebo and new fishing pier, all within steps of the historic downtown, perfect for lunch and shopping.
The Town’s beach is the only public beach on the Eastern Shore of Virginia that does not require an entrance fee.
Cape Charles , VA 23310
Phone 1: 757-331-1660
(ESVA Welcome Center)
Phone 2: 757-331-3259 (Ext. 18, Cape Charles Recreation)
Swim - Fish - Play
Not only are we the best family camping resort in the Mid-Atlantic region, but we've truly got it all, and then some! At Cherrystone you'l find over 300 acres of natural waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay and over 700 sites shaded by tall pine trees. Our many features include camping cabins, on-site trailer rentals, swimming pools, fishing piers, a well stocked General Store and the Bait and Tackle Shop.
PO Box 545, 1511 Townfield Drive
Cheriton , VA 23316
Phone 1: 757-331-3063
East Coast Scenic Shortcut
Whether driving north or south, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel’s nearly 20 mile span showcases the mighty surge of the Atlantic Ocean, the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, and the soaring grace of an engineering marvel. Both a tourist attraction and a travel convenience, it provides a brand new restaurant (Chesapeake Grill) above the blue waters and gift shop (Virginia Originals), while anglers may leave the boat at home and enjoy fishing year-round from the Sea Gull Pier. Stellar birdwatching is also available on the other manmade islands by permit (www.esvatourism.org/es_get_outside/get_outside_select.asp?cat2ID=25&ref=25)
As the Southern Gateway to the Eastern Shore it connects the peninsula to the Virginia mainland at Virginia Beach.
32386 Lankford Highway
Cape Charles , VA 23310
Phone 1: 757-331-2960
Phone 2: 757-318-4818 (Chesapeake Grill)
Fish for Free!
Free fishing off the old draw bridge. No fishing license required. Handicap accessible. Off Main Street at Bridge Street at Robert Reed Park downtown.
Chincoteague Island , Virginia 23313
Phone 1: 757-336-6519
Hunting - Fishing - Clubhouse - Lodging
Open to the Public
Blinds / Boats / Field
Dove / Duck / Geese / Quail
Allow hunters to bring their own dogs
Clubhouse / Lodging
Clays, Deer Hunting
PO Box 37, 6276 Sturgis House Drive
Jamesville , VA 23398
Phone 1: 757-442-7684
Phone 2: 757-710-0424 (Mobile)
Launching Fees Apply
Nature rules at a beautiful bay beach, where calm, shallow waters are perfect for small children, and the fun doesn't stop there. A boat launch, fishing pier, (or surf fish right off the beach), picnic and excellent camping facilities combine with walking/biking trails allowing exploration of scenic maritime forests and dunes. Pets are allowed on leash only. Top 100 Family Campgrounds by ReserveAmerica. 5 sun-filled cabins with rocking chairs on porches sleep 16 each.
3540 Kiptopeke Drive
Kiptopeke , VA 23310
Phone 1: 757-331-2267
End of Morley's Wharf Road (Rt 606)
Exmore , VA 23350
The pier extends 200 feet into Saxis Harbor and terminates with a 100-foot t-head. The pier is handicapped accessible and ADA compliant. The pier is lit and is open 24 hours a day. Anglers visiting the Saxis Fishing Pier catch croakers, spot, white perch, trout, striped bass, bluefish, flounder and other Chesapeake Bay fish. Bait is available locally including peeler crab or soft crab baits. There is no fee to use the Saxis Fishing Pier although a valid saltwater fishing license is required.
Saxis , VA 23427
Fun for the Whole Family
March 1 - November 30, 2013
Fishing and Crabbing Piers
Boat Ramp and Marina
Playground for the Kids
Clubhouse with Video Games and Pool Tables
Large Country Store
Cable Television on Selected Sites
Seasonal Sites Available
30' x 60' Swimming Pool
PO Box 122, 8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague Island , VA 23336
Phone 1: 757-336-6498
Phone 2: 757-336-6738 (Fax)