Cape Charles, Our Hometown

In 1607, the first colonists who settled at Jamestown sighted the tip of the Eastern Shore peninsula, and named it Cape Charles. Its abundant waters and mild coastal climate were as treasured then as they are today. Over the centuries this special place has hosted dignitaries, railroad tycoons and even U.S. Presidents. Today, Cape Charles is a thriving town with a worldly blend of shops, restaurants, parks and people who have fallen in love with its laid back, coastal style.

Window shop on historic Mason Avenue. Enjoy a play at the restored Palace Theater. Visit a chic tasting room for a local micro-brew. Take in a concert along the waterfront. Get two scoops of your favorite flavor from the local ice cream parlor and share it with your favorite kid. You’ll love discovering Cape Charles with your family—and you’ll feel like you’ve always belonged here.

Cape Charles has a welcoming waterfront and harbor, home to concerts, gatherings and all manner of seacraft. The world-class Oyster Farm at Kings Creek marina is here, too, adjacent to Bay Creek. Dock your boat or go on a chartered adventure on the glistening waterways of the Eastern Shore.

“Prettiest Beach Town in Virginia” Coastal Living (Aug 2019)

“Happiest Seaside Towns” Coastal Living (June 2018)

“The Perfect Beach Town” Southern Living

“Best of The Best: Coastal Communities” Ideal Living (2020)

A Few of Our Favorite Places

The Oyster Farm

The Oyster Farm Marina at King’s Creek, a 125+ slip marina, along with the Cape Charles town harbor, provides everything you’ll need for a great day on the water. Oyster Farm marina is also home to the Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery – good local seafood with stunning sunset views!

The Shanty

Take in a beautiful sunset over the Chesapeake Bay while enjoying the freshest local seafood. Delicious homemade crab cakes, caribbean style tacos, or the daily fresh catch special with an ice cold draft. Full bar, live entertainment, harbor front, outdoor seating, dock space available and creative daily specials made for and by people who are truly passionate about food and excellent service.

Brown Dog Ice Cream

Brown Dog Ice Cream offers handcrafted ice cream often made with local, fresh seasonal ingredients. And always made with love. Within walking distance to the beach, the town harbor and shopping, it’s the perfect place to end a warm day with a cool treat!

Cape Charles Candy

Cape Charles Candy is a locally owned candy store that has been in business since 2018.  Using local ingredients like Barrier Island Salt and Cape Charles Distillery Bourbon to create amazing fudge flavors made fresh daily. We also have craft sodas, salt water taffy, truffles, kid’s favorites and much more! Stop by and see us at the sweetest little candy store on the Eastern Shore!

Moonrise Jewelry

A locals’ favorite for over 15 years, Moonrise Jewelry is a one-of-a-kind jewelry store specializing in unique, coastal-inspired accessories, designed & handcrafted in Cape Charles. Designer Meredith Lusk and her team of artisans have received national recognition for their eco-friendly Fish Leather jewelry, a colorful exotic leather from Iceland.


Specially Prepared Vacation Packages

We’ve prepared some great vacation packages to help you make the most of life at Bay Creek. Click below for package details.