Cover photo: Chris Militzer, Miliman12 Photography

UPDATED CONTINUALLY. Last update: 7/3/20

In an effort to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 cases, the Commonwealth of Virginia, not unlike states across the country, implemented measures including business and other closures, to encourage citizens to shelter at home. The Town of Colonial Beach not only adhered to those guidelines, but, in some cases, enacted their own to keep residents safe.

Fourth of July fireworks have been postponed. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date.

Phase II of Virginia’s reopening plan began Friday, June 5, for most of the Commonwealth, including Town of Colonial Beach. It had been announced that Phase Three would begin on July 1, however, no Executive Order has been issued, to date. Under the latest Executive Order, Phase II guidelines call for social distancing and other safety measures and allow reopening of the following:

Food & Beverage Establishments
Restaurants and other dining establishments, breweries, and wineries will be permitted to offer indoor and outdoor services at 50% capacity. Parties will be limited to 50 people. Bar seating is prohibited. Nearly all CBVA eating and drinking establishments offer carry-out and/or delivery. Those open/reopening include (contact individual businesses to confirm):

restaurants colonial beach

Photo: The Tides Inn Market

  • Colonial Beach Brewing
  • Colonial Buzz Espresso Bar (after July 6)
  • Da Hula Hut
  • Denson’s Grocery
  • Dockside Restaurant and Tiki Bar
  • Dogs & Hogs Gone Wild
  • Dominos
  • Han Cho’s Hibatchi Box
  • High Tides on the Potomac
  • Hunan Diner
  • Julie’s Coffeehouse
  • Ledo Pizza and Pasta
  • Lenny’s Restaurant
  • The Lighthouse
  • Monroe Bay Vineyard
  • Ola’s (June 22)
  • Riverboat on the Potomac
  • Suki the Cuisine
  • Tides Inn Market
  • Tops China
  • Wilkerson’s Seafood Restaurant
  • Willey’s Road Stove

Farmers markets and retail stores remain open. In-store customers are limited to 50% capacity. Open/reopening (contact individual businesses to confirm):

colonial beach farmers market

Photo: Susan Mack

  • Attica (July 4)
  • Beach Cart Rentals
  • Beach Shop
  • Colonial Beach Discount
  • Colonial Beach Farmers Market
  • Custom Cartz
  • Dollar General
  • Drift & Thrift (July 4)
  • Ingleside Plantation Winery
  • Monroe Bay Winery
  • Peddler’s Market
  • Rankins
  • St Peter’s Episcopal Thrift Shop (July 8)

Fitness Centers, gymnasiums, recreation centers, sports facilities, and exercise facilities may reopen for indoor and outdoor activities. Patrons, trainers and instructors must remain at least ten feet apart during all activities. Class attendance cannot exceed 30% capacity or 50 people, whichever is lower. Swimming pools may be open but limited to no more than three persons per lane with ten feet of physical distance per swimmer. Equipment that cannot be thoroughly disinfected between uses may not be utilized. Open/reopening (contact individual businesses to confirm):

  • River Gym of Colonial Beach

Personal Care and Personal Grooming Services
Beauty salons, barbershops, spas, massage centers, tanning salons, tattoo shops, and any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed may continue to operate. Occupancy may not exceed 50% capacity. Open/reopening (contact individual businesses to confirm):

  • Chaney’s
  • CNails (August 1)
  • Holistic Haven
  • Southern Bella Salon
colonial beach campgrounds RV

Photo: Monroe Bay Campground & RV Park

Privately-owned campgrounds may continue to operate with a minimum of 20 feet between units for all lots rented for short-term stays of less than 14 nights (and not owned by individuals.) Open/reopening (contact individual businesses to confirm):

  • Harbor View RV Resort & Campground
  • Monroe Bay Marina & Campground



Public Beaches, Fishing Piers, Parks
All public beaches may remain open to individual and family recreational activity, in addition to exercise and fishing, with physical distancing of at least six feet between parties not of the same household. No gatherings over 50 people. No group sports, alcohol, tents, groupings of umbrellas, or other activities, entertainment, programming or items that attract gatherings. Common areas that encourage gatherings, such as pavilions, gazebos, playsets, and picnic areas remain closed.

colonial beach pier

Photo: Mary Carter


Outdoor racetracks may remain open for racing events, but no spectators or members of the public are permitted to attend the event. No public amenities are permitted, including concessions, food sales, merchandise sales, hospitality, or loitering on the property, or fan experiences. Open/reopening (contact individual businesses to confirm):

  • Custom T’s Motorsports Park

Recreational and Entertainment Businesses
Outdoor performing arts venues, outdoor concert venues, outdoor sports venues, outdoor movie theaters, museums, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens may reopen. Total number of attendees cannot exceed 50% occupancy or 50 persons, whichever is lower. Live music venues open/reopening (contact individual businesses to confirm):

  • Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar
  • High Tides on the Potomac & Black Pearl Tiki Bar
  • Stratford Hall
  • The Tides Inn Market

Public and private social clubs may reopen. Open/reopening (contact individual businesses to confirm):

  • American Legion Colonial Beach Post 148
  • Colonial Beach Moose Lodge #1267 (reopening July 6)
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4315

Recreational Sports

colonial beach kayaking

Photo: Colonial Beach Outfitters

Indoor and outdoor recreational sports activities are permitted. Ten feet of physical distance must be maintained by all instructors, participants, and spectators, with the exception of incidental contact or contact between members of the same household. Total number of attendees of outdoor recreational sports cannot 50% occupancy or 50 persons, whichever is lower. Field sports are limited to 50 persons per field. Total number of attendees for indoor recreational sports cannot exceed 30% occupancy or 50 persons. Spectators may not be present except parents, guardians, or caretakers who are supervising children.

  • Colonial Beach Yacht Center
  • Sunkitty Enterprises




We will continue to update this post as government regulations change or businesses announce their reopening plans. Contact each individual business or organization for details on their new operating procedures.

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