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 Palace Theatre spotlights local, regional, and national talent. King's Creek Marina with Aqua Restaurant 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.


Crabby Blues Festival

May 17, 2014


Cape Charles Central Park will be filled with music, food, families and fun on Saturday, May 17 for Crabby Blues Festival. Enjoy fresh, off-the-boat crabs, live music, silent auction, kids area, arts & crafts vendors, and food vendors. Pre-sale tickets are $10 adults, $5 children 4-12, and kids under 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased at Rayfield’s Pharmacy Cape Charles, Sullivan’s Office Supply, and Cape Charles Christian School. Tickets on event day can be purchased at the "gate" for $15 adults, $5 children.

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Tall Ships at Cape Charles

June 14-15, 2014


Tall Ships at Cape Charles, 2014

In 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 costumed crews of magnificent tall ships and encounter roving pirates, costumed re-enactors and all kinds of family fun throughout our historic town and harbor.

Enjoy delectable food, refreshing beverages, arts, crafts and collectibles vendors as well as music and entertainment by local performers.

In addition to public deck tours of tall ships, visitors may book tall ship day sails and Pirate Sails on the Chesapeake Bay beginning June 12th, two days ahead of the start of the Festival.

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calendar of Events

NASA Celebrates Earth Day!

April 17, 2014 | 10:30 am

NASA Wallops Flight Facility comes to the Cape Charles Memorial Library for Earth Day on Thursday, April 17, 10:30 am. Learn what the sun is made of and...



Easter Brunch @ Aqua

April 20, 2014 | 10am - 3pm

Enjoy Easter Sunday Brunch at Aqua with a special menu from 10 am to 3 pm, and Easter Egg Hunts at 12 pm and 2 pm. Reservations...



Blessing of the Fleet

April 25, 2014 | 5:30 pm

Come to the Cape Charles Town Harbor for the 7th Annual Blessing of the Fleet on Friday, April 25. Ceremony begins at 5:30 pm and stay for a celebration...