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Cape Charles

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Cape Charles is a town in Eastern Virginia, at the southern tip of the Delmarva peninsula. It was fomerly the terminus of the eastern shore railway and still has an operating rail-to-barge ferry terminal with freight service to Norfolk. It has the feel of a time gone by.

Get in[edit]

One way to get in to Cape Charles is to arrive by boat. There approach to the harbor is simple, just head north from the outer marks.

Most visitors arrive by car. Cape Charles is one mile west of US Highway 13, the main north-south road on the Delmarva peninsula.

Get around[edit]

This small town is perfect for a walk around. You can get anywhere you want in about 10 minutes. Getting lost will not be a problem. Many locals use golf carts, which are also available to rent.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Railroad Operations are visible occasionally, if you get to see them load rail cars on a barge, it is quite a sight.
  • A Concrete Plant is still in operation making preformed items. This plant created all the concrete structures of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel (nearby).

Do[edit][add listing]

Mainly you will want absorb the feel of the charming town from yesteryear and meet a few of the local people. There are several shops, an inviting beach, and several restaurants. Throughout the summer, there are festivals many weekends which draw thousands from the Eastern Shore and beyond.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • gallery 209.  edit
  • Stage Door Gallery.  edit
  • Cape Charles Emporium.  edit
  • Rayfield's.  edit
  • Bay Breeze Day Spa.  edit
  • Bad Girlz.  edit
  • Shops at Bay Creek Marina.  edit


Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Rayfield's Pharmacy, also on the main road, has a nice counter for lunch and breakfast. There is always someone interesting to talk with there.
  • Kelly's Gingernut Pub.  edit
  • Aqua.  edit
  • Bayside Cafe.  edit
  • Coach House Tavern.  edit
  • Cape Charles Coffee House.  edit
  • Veneto's Pizzeria.  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Kelly's Gingernut Pub.  edit
  • Rock 'n' Robins.  edit


Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Fig Street Inn, 711 Tazewell Avenue, 757-331-3133, [1]. checkin: 4 pm; checkout: 11 am. Newly renovated, boutique−style bed & breakfast conveniently located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in the historic town of Cape Charles. Enjoy elegant and gracious accommodations with a mix of antique furnishings, contemporary design and modern amenities.  edit

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