Come Explore 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 the 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 bay and living like a local. Or choose CBVA as an affordable base for day trips to attractions in Northern Neck, Westmoreland County, and Washington DC or Richmond, only 65 miles away.

Talk of the Town blog


An insider’s guide to the people, news and happenings in the Town of Colonial Beach, VA. Find out about upcoming events and get deeper insight into the place we love to call home.

Tour Colonial Beach!

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

Where to Stay

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

What to Do

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

Where to Eat & Drink

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