Cape Charles, Our Hometown

In 1607, the first colonists who settled at Jamestown sighted the tip of the Eastern Shore peninsula, and named it Cape Charles. Its abundant waters and mild coastal climate were as treasured then as they are today. Over the centuries this special place has hosted dignitaries, railroad tycoons and even U.S. Presidents. Today, Cape Charles is a thriving town with a worldly blend of shops, restaurants, parks and people who have fallen in love with its laid back, coastal style.

Window shop on historic Mason Avenue. Enjoy a play at the restored Palace Theater. Visit a chic tasting room for a local micro-brew. Take in a concert along the waterfront. Get two scoops of your favorite flavor from the local ice cream parlor and share it with your favorite kid. You’ll love discovering Cape Charles with your family—and you’ll feel like you’ve always belonged here.

Cape Charles has a welcoming waterfront and harbor, home to concerts, gatherings and all manner of seacraft. The world-class Oyster Farm at Kings Creek marina is here, too, adjacent to Bay Creek. Dock your boat or go on a chartered adventure on the glistening waterways of the Eastern Shore.

“Prettiest Beach Town in Virginia” Coastal Living (Aug 2019)

“Happiest Seaside Towns” Coastal Living (June 2018)

“The Perfect Beach Town” Southern Living

“Best of The Best: Coastal Communities” Ideal Living (2020)

A Few of Our Favorite Places

The Oyster Farm
Marina

The best way to discover our incredible lifestyle, the charm of Cape Charles, and the magic of living on Virginia’s Cape is to experience it yourself. Complete the form below to schedule your own Personal Discovery Visit. You will also be able to download our digital brochure, receive more information about upcoming opportunities for ownership, and to take your first step toward experiencing life at Bay Creek.

The Shanty

Take in a beautiful sunset over the Chesapeake Bay while enjoying the freshest local seafood. Delicious homemade crab cakes, caribbean style tacos, or the daily fresh catch special with an ice cold draft. Full bar, live entertainment, harbor front, outdoor seating, dock space available and creative daily specials made for and by people who are truly passionate about food and excellent service.

Hotel Cape Charles

Hotel Cape Charles is a 22 room boutique hotel located in the center of the main street of historic Cape Charles. This remarkable building, a hotel for more than 100 years, was fully renovated in 2012 to incorporate contemporary design and create a warm and open setting, full of natural light. Enjoy harbor views from a private glass balcony or choose a room on our expansive back patio. We even have a few dog–friendly rooms!

Brown Dog Ice Cream

Brown Dog Ice Cream offers handcrafted ice cream often made with local, fresh seasonal ingredients. And always made with love. Within walking distance to the beach, the town harbor and shopping, it’s the perfect place to end a warm day with a cool treat!

Cape Charles Candy

Cape Charles Candy is a locally owned candy store that has been in business since 2018.  Using local ingredients like Barrier Island Salt and Cape Charles Distillery Bourbon to create amazing fudge flavors made fresh daily. We also have craft sodas, salt water taffy, truffles, kid’s favorites and much more! Stop by and see us at the sweetest little candy store on the Eastern Shore!

Watson’s Hardware

A step back in time to “A Quieter Era”, this location was built in 1910 and has housed a hardware store for 110 years, with the current owners occupying the space for over 50 years. Today the store is more heirloom than state of the art. It’s a gathering place where taking a peaceful rest in the rocking chairs out front equal the excitement of browsing what’s inside.

Moonrise Jewelry

A locals’ favorite for over 15 years, Moonrise Jewelry is a one-of-a-kind jewelry store specializing in unique, coastal-inspired accessories, designed & handcrafted in Cape Charles. Designer Meredith Lusk and her team of artisans have received national recognition for their eco-friendly Fish Leather jewelry, a colorful exotic leather from Iceland.

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The Magic of Virginia’s Cape

The best way to discover our incredible lifestyle, the charm of Cape Charles, and the magic of living on Virginia’s Cape is to experience it yourself. Complete the form below to schedule your own Personal Discovery Visit. You will also be able to download our digital brochure, receive more information about upcoming opportunities for ownership, and to take your first step toward experiencing life at Bay Creek.

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