|Name||Reviews||Max LOA||VHF||Dock Depth||Gas / Diesel||Lift / Crane||Wifi||Amps|
|Cape Charles Town Harbor|
|30, 50, 100|
|Cape Charles Yacht Center|
|The Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek|
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Lat37° 15' 50.4''
Lon-76° 1' 27.84''
For navigation information, contact Town Harbor Master William "Smitty" Dize 757-331-2357
The charming town of Cape Charles lies on Virginia's eastern shore almost at the bottom of Chesapeake Bay. One of the Bay's earliest settled areas, regional focus was on agriculture and fishing until the late 1800's when construction of a barge and steamer link from Cape Charles across the Bay to Norfolk enabled the Pennsylvania Railroad to complete its rail line down the length of the Delmarva Peninsula. The town of Cape Charles was initially constructed to meet the needs of the railroad, its freight and passengers, and its original layout is still visible today.
As a railroad terminus, the town grew quickly into quite a civilized outpost for the 1880's and exceptionally so for the rural Eastern Shore, with paved streets, electricity, telephone and a central water and sewage system. The ferry to Norfolk was transporting on average 300 cars a day at its peak in the early 1900's. The railroad is still in operation today for commercial purposes, though the ferries no longer run.
The Victorian charm of the original town remains, with an ongoing program of restoration and enhancement. There are delightful shopping and dining opportunities, and the Cape Charles Museum http://www.smallmuseum.org/capechas.html provides a must see glimpse into the town's fascinating past. There are two nationally ranked golf courses nearby, and a mile long beach beckons if you're feeling lazy.
A bed and breakfast, boutique hotel and resort cottage rentals offer plenty of opportunity for a stay ashore, and within walking distance, the town's 2 marinas offer slips and services in a protected harbor for virtually any size boat.
The town's fishing tradition lives on; its proximity to the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean beyond makes Cape Charles Town Harbor a perfect starting point for some of the greatest fishing in the world. A number of charter boats run daily trips to the best fishing spots.
For more info on the Town of Cape Charles. http://www.capecharlesbythebay.com/