Cape Charles

Virginia’s Eastern Shore: Why Live at Cape Charles, VA

Cape Charles VAIf you love the water, clam chowder and classic boat harbors, then Cape Charles, VA is the perfect beach town for you!

With a population of just over 1,000, the town has a sleepy appearance, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are miles and miles of beaches teeming with vistas, wildlife, and shells. 

The town fronts on the Chesapeake Bay and has an excellent sandy beachfront park. A great place for watching sunsets!

Visit Kiptopeke State Park, for all things nature, including birding. In the fall, it’s a prime hawk observation point!

Another great place for watching wildlife is the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge. You can hike or bike the 2.6 mile trail, which is also excellent for taking pictures.

For golf lovers, there are two courses located at the Bay Creek Resort & Club.

From early May until the end of October you can enjoy fresh produce at the farmer’s market. And because it is the Bay, expect to find excellent restaurants and oyster festivals throughout the year.

Sample some of the local cuisines of The Shanty, The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery, or the Cape Charles Coffee House, to name only a few.

And for dessert, you want to head to Brown Dog Ice Cream. Nationally recognized, this ice cream shop has some of the best ice cream in the US!

But the main reason people move to the Eastern Shore of Virginia is for the laidback lifestyle and the water. Cape Charles has one of the largest array of late Victorian and turn-of-the-century buildings on the entire East Coast.

The town itself has been designated an historic district both on the Virginia Landmarks Register and on the National Register of Historic Places.

The town harbor has been newly renovated and you can easily view the waterfront and the boats.  For a beach lover’s lifestyle, Cape Charles, VA is the place to live.

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