Welcome to Cape Charles! A charming, bayside gem nestled on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles continues its amazing transformation, recapturing its 1880s glory days when the railroad gave birth to this post-Victorian beauty. B&Bs, a boutique hotel, and cottage/resort rentals make staying here a pleasure. Unique shops in the downtown area, a full service European day spa, and nearby guided horseback trail rides on a waterfront estate add to the offerings. Dining includes waterfront restaurants, a Viennese-inspired coffee house, Irish pub, old-fashioned soda fountain, and more. The Cape Charles Museum provides a fascinating look back in time to see how Cape Charles was formed. The Art Deco Historic Palace Theatre spotlights local, regional, and national talent. The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, with its marina, restaurant and event venue, flanks the northern side of town, while Bay Creek Resort & Club on the southern side is home to two nationally ranked golf courses designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Soak up the sun at the town’s mile-long beach or set sail on the Chesapeake Bay.

Upcoming Events or Festivals

May 2018 Programs


calendar of Events

Festive Fridays

December 14, 2018 | 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Season in Historic Cape Charles! Five Nights of Free, Family-Friendly Festivities: 11/23; 11/30; 12/7; 12/14; and 12/21, 5-8PM  | Shop,...



Cape Charles Holiday Farmers Market

December 15, 2018 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Come out and shop for seasonal produce, pastured meats, prepared dishes, and an expanded array of holiday gifts from local artisans and...



Historic Cape Charles Cookie Trail

December 16, 2018 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Tour the Bed and Breakfasts and some private homes beautifully decorated for Christmas in Cape Charles. Taste cookies along the way. Admission is a...