The Cape Charles Beach is perfect for young families. Never crowded, no big waves, shallow water close in to shore. The fishing pier is free with fishing gear available in town and great shops and restaurants on the main street. Kiptopeke State Park with a great beach, fishing pier, boat ramps and nature trails only 6 miles away and near the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge also with trails and bird watching. Cape Charles is a golf cart friendly town and there are several sources of golf cart rentals from 4 to 8 seaters. Everyone finds it great fun to get around town in the golf carts even though it is possible to walk to everything.
Our town faces west across the Chesapeake Bay and we are noted for our magnificent sunsets that rival those in Key West. Charter fishing is available as well as guided kayak trips including a winery kayak tour. Kayaks are also available for rent as well as beach cruiser bikes and jet skis.
A walk down Mason Avenue (6 blocks long) presents numerous shops and eateries as well as bakeries, ice cream shop, candy store and beauty shops. Moonrise Jewelry is a nationally recognized jewelry boutique with jewelry made on site.
The town now boasts the Cape Charles Brewing Co. and eatery, Cape Charles Distillery offering tastings and the Busky Cidery. There are 10 eateries with two being on the waters edge.
Only 1.5 hours north is Chincoteague and the Assateague National Seashore where wild ponies (Misty of Chincoteague) roam. Assateague has an Atlantic Ocean beach.
If you want to spend a day or two with day trips, the Virginia Beach ocean front is a little over 1 hour away with loads of shops and nightlife. Williamsburg and Busch Gardens are 80 miles and the Virginia Aquarium is about 70 minutes away.
The historic District of Cape Charles runs inland 6 blocks from the beach and 6 blocks along the beach. Never crowded and family friendly, the town is also great for girls or guys getaways and romantic getaways.