Visit Colonial Beach, Virginia

Colonial Beach, Virginia (CBVA) is the Playground of the Potomac. Only 65 miles from Washington, DC and Richmond, 35 nautical miles from the Chesapeake Bay. One of the closest beaches to DC.

Bask on the Beach in Colonial Beach

Located on the shores of the Potomac River, Colonial Beach, Virginia (CBVA) is home to the second largest beach in Virginia.

Boat to Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 #BoatToTheBeach campaign showcases the Town’s 10 marinas and Virginia’s second largest sand beach, only 35 miles from Chesapeake Bay and 65 miles from Washington DC and Richmond.

Connect with Nature in Colonial Beach

Discover the natural beauty of Colonial Beach. Walk, run, bike, boat or kayak to relax, unwind and appreciate breathtaking sunrises and sunsets; softly crashing waves; babbling creeks and gentle calls of native birds.

Vacation... Your Way in Colonial Beach, Virginia

Whether you are planning a tranquil, nostalgic beach retreat or a getaway packed with activities, Colonial Beach fits every vacation style. Spend your days lounging on the beach, paddling around the bag and living like a local. Or choose CBVA as an affordable base for day trips to attractions in Northern Neck, Westermoreland County, and Washington DC or Richmond, only 65 miles away.


For weekenders or longer trips, enjoy some fun in the sun at Colonial Beach!


Come explore our beaches, vibrant boardwalk with shops and attractions, or life by the water!

Eat & Drink

Check out our local eats, from our delicious food trucks to restaurants by the water!

Explore Colonial Beach, Virginia

Get to know us! Watch CBVA’s official travel and tourism video. (Click the arrow on the image to the left.)

Then head over to our blog to get the latest details on upcoming Colonial Beach events, hear the latest news, meet our friendly residents, and discover more about the place we love to call home.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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Take an interactive tour to discover all the secrets of Colonial Beach!
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