3 Must-Do's on a Cape Charles Vacation

There are many things to do and places to visit during a Cape Charles vacation. Cape Charles is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and it is a wonderful destination for a beach holiday. Outdoor enthusiasts will find excellent opportunities for plenty of adventures in and around the town, ranging from golf and birdwatching to fishing and scuba-diving. If you are interested in history and culture, the town also has a number of museums and historic sites that are worth visiting. Here are 3 must do's on a Cape Charles vacation.

Cape Charles Beach
Bay Avenue
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
(757) 331-3259

Cape Charles Beach is a great venue for recreation and relaxation, and it is frequently visited by both locals and tourists. This public beach is known for its clean and refreshing water, and it has ample space for a wide variety of beach activities, such as picnicking, sunbathing and sports. It's the ideal place for a family outing, because its shallow and calm water makes it a safe place for children to swim and play. It is also one of the best places on the East Coast to watch sunsets. The beach is located in the town's historic district, and it should be just a short distance away from your Cape Charles Bed and Breakfast.

Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center
814 Randolph Avenue
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
(757) 331-1008

The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center was opened in 1996 to provide the public an insight into the history of the town as well as the railway and ferry industry. The building that houses the museum was constructed in 1947, and it contained two diesel generators, one of which is being displayed in the museum as a permanent exhibit. Visitors can see a huge collection of documents and artifacts that belong to the Historical Society, and these include postcards, timetables, photographs, memorabilia, Indian artifacts, models of sea vessels, railroad china and others. There is also an interesting exhibit that provides comprehensive information about the Chesapeake Bay Crater.

The Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday. If you want to visit the museum, you can get directions from the staff at your Cape Charles Inn.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
32386 Lankford Highway
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
(757) 331-2960

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is an attraction that you should visit during your Cape Charles vacation. It's considered one of the most remarkable engineering feats in modern history. The structure consists of about 18 miles of 4-lane expressway and 2 miles of tunnels, spanning across the lower part of Chesapeake Bay. It serves as a direct link from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to the Virginia mainland. The bridge-cum-tunnel passes through 4 man-made islands, which have a surface area of 5-ΒΌ acres each. These islands are known as some of the best birdwatching spots in the state of Virginia.