Washingtonian: The Ultimate Road Map to Virginia’s Best Beaches

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Photo by Debbie Biemeck via Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce

A who’s who guide to the state’s best sand-and-sun destinations. Via Washingtonian.


Looking for a relaxing beach vacation for your friends and family? Your first instinct might be to hop online and start researching flights to the Caribbean. But before you click “book flight,” you should take a look in your own backyard—or at least the next state over. No matter what you’re looking for in a beach vacation, you’ll find it in Virginia. Follow our ultimate road map to 18 of Virginia’s best beaches for a getaway you won’t soon forget.

Colonial Beach is a quaint riverside resort town that’s surrounded by water on three sides. The beach is located on Northern Neck Peninsula, which is best explored by bike on one of the four trails that take you through marshland, fishing villages, and various historic sites. Visit one of the area’s 10 marinas to satisfy your appetite for boating and live music.

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