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.

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Fourth Annual​
Tall Ships At Cape Charles Festival – June 13 and 14, 2015

Historic tall ships, sloops and schooners will once again grace Cape Charles Town Harbor to Hospitality.This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal as you explore the decks and meet the costumed crews of magnificent tall ships and encounter roving pirates, costumed reenactors and all kinds of family fun throughout our historic town and harbor. Enjoy delectable food, refreshing beverages,arts, crafts and collectibles as well  as music and entertainment.
Tall Ships at Cape Charles, Cape Charles, Virginia, has been designated by Tall Ships America to be an official host port in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2015 Race Series, an annual series of races and cruises, crew rallies and maritime port festivals.


calendar of Events

Benefit by the Bay

May 30, 2015 |

Celebrate and support the arts at Benefit by the Bay, Arts Enter's Annual fundraiser on Saturday, May 30th. HAVANA NIGHTS will be held at The Oyster...



Tall Ships at Cape Charles

June 13, 2015 - June 14, 2015 |

Cape Charles, our deep water Harbor To Hospitality, presents a rare opportunity to get up close and personal as you explore the decks and meet the...



Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2015 | events throughout day

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Cape Charles - parade, festival, yard sale, food, games and contests, and FIREWORKS!   Visit CapeCharles.org...