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.


Harbor for the Arts Free, live entertainment in public spaces. August 1-17, 2014 Visit HarborForTheArts.com for a complete list of events.

calendar of Events

Thursdays in the Garden

July 17, 2014 - August 7, 2014 | 5pm - 6:30pm

Garden Club each Thursday at New Roots Youth Garden, at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Fig Street.  



Dog Days by the Bay

July 26, 2014 | 1pm - 4pm

Come out to support the Eastern Shore SPCA at the 2nd Annual Dog Days by the Bay on Saturday, July 26 from 1 pm to 4 pm at brown dog ice cream. Join your...



Clam Slam

August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014 | event times vary

The Cape Charles Clam Slam is a growing event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia that celebrates our area as one of the largest producers of clams in the...