Why Cape Charles?

Cape Charles in the News

Beautiful sunset at the beach
Lovefest group photo of people standing in front of a painted van, wearing colorful clothes
Concert-goers enjoying the show.
Beautiful sunset at the fishing pier

Best of Virginia 2020

Cape Charles is proud to be the home of 27 winners of Virginia Living’s 2020 Best of Virginia Reader’s Choice Awards. From Coastal Baking Company to Periwinkle’s Consignment Boutique, read about all of this year’s winners here.

What our visitors are saying

Whether it’s because of the spectacular scenery, friendly locals, or the tranquil spirit that pervades the town, Cape Charles has a way of winning people over.

“We have been bringing our teenagers and their friends to Cape Charles twice a summer for the last several years. They LOVE it! The calm waters, the quiet town, the Fourth of July parade, taking golf carts to Deadrise pizza after a day on the beach — and of course Brown Dog Ice Cream every night! If you’re looking for the perfect family vacation, this is it! An adorable small beach town tucked away on the Eastern Shore, full of life and adventure for kids of all ages.”
Women sitting on a porch swing and smiling to each other
Heather Williams, Virginia Beach
“A Victorian-era planned community near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Cape Charles is enjoying a bona fide renaissance as urban exiles discover its brick storefronts, public beach and fishing pier, fresh seafood, and nationally ranked golf courses.”
“It has been really amazing to watch this town spring back to life and be revitalized, beautified, and enjoyed. Especially because the historic area is home to hundreds of beautiful 100+ year old houses, many of which needed a lot of love, and many of which have been lovingly restored.”