is a charming small community, established in 1884 by northern railroad executives. Beautiful historic homes, large shade trees and crape myrtles line the streets as you stroll among the friendly residents. The town is pedestrian friendly; almost everything is accessible by foot, bicycle or golf cart. Most of the houses date from 1884 to 1920 and are of classic architectural styles, many of which have large wrap-around porches. The town's Central Park has walkways, a playground and a pavilion for concerts. The beach is very child friendly with gentle waves of the bay waters. You can enjoy swimming, sun-bathing, and combing the beach for seashells and sea glass. Due to the deep channel of the Chesapeake Bay, there are sailboats and large yachts in abundance. For the golf enthusiast, there are Palmer and Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses adjacent to the town. There are also many state parks; museums; historic sites; a fishing pier; two marinas; a public boat ramp; fishing and eco-tour boat charters; jet-ski, golf cart and kayak rentals; fine seafood restaurants; gourmet shops and wineries nearby. As evidenced by the many upscale art and craft shops, the town has a thriving art, music, literary and theater community.
Clear, gentle waters of the Bay
Fishermen sorting clams
Famous Cape Charles Sunsets
Many charter tours are available for fishing or eco-touring.
From large yachts to kayaks, this is a boater's paradise.
Rent a golf cart and tour the town!
~~~Step into the past in the quaint town of Cape Charles, Virginia, hugging the shores of the Chesapeake Bay~~~