Nature & Wildlife

 

With only 2.6 sq. miles of land, exploring Colonial Beach, VA’s (CBVA) natural wonders is easy by foot, bicycle or golf cart. Surrounding waterways are easily accesible by boat and kayak. Situated on a peninsula, the Town enjoys picture-perfect sunrises and striking sunsets. CBVA’s designation as a bird sanctuary draws American bald eagles, kingfishers, herons, terns, ducks, swans and other birds, as well as birders who love to watch them.

Located in the Northern Neck of Virginia, a nature-lover’s paradise, Colonial Beach is within a 30-minute drive of five natural sites, such as Westmoreland State Park, Caledon State Park and Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and fewer than 100 miles from Shenandoah National Park.

Sunrises/Sunsets

The rising and setting of the sun may be the most photographed subjects in all of Colonial Beach, providing a magnificant backdrop for the Potomac River, Monroe Bay and Monroe Creek that surround the Town.

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Bird Sanctuary

CBVA is a designated bird sanctuary. Ospreys nest peacefully atop poles. Nearby Westmoreland State Park and Caledon State Park are known for their vast bald eagle populations. Ducks, swans, kingfishers, herons, terns and other waterfowl and waterbirds grace the Potomac River and Monroe Bay, while hawks and other species of landbirds soar the skies above.