Coastal Virginia is defined by its beautiful waterways and miles of gorgeous beaches. People flock here to soak up the sun, swim, paddle, and float. Our waterways are in season all year. So, whether you love the ocean or prefer a lake, river or inlet, we’re the perfect destination for fishing, sailing, paddling, dolphin sightings, whale watching, and more.
Coastal Virginia is perfect for paddlers. Bring or rent a canoe, kayak, or SUP. You’ll glimpse black bears, sea otters, eagles, osprey, and more right from the water. Our waters are gentle and family-friendly allowing you to comfortably paddle virtually any season. To learn more about our geography, waterways, and historic past, just book a tour. You’ll love our local outfitters too.
From city parks with picnic grounds, to dog parks and children’s playgrounds, we’ve got hundreds of acres of wooded lands, and marshland to explore. Walk our miles of trails or bring your bike. People of every age, and your dogs are welcome. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, otters, and some of the prettiest fall foliage in season. Pack a picnic you’ll want to stay a while.
Pack your tent or load your RV and head out to one of our many RV parks with hook ups, provisions, and family amenities. Wake up to fresh air, gorgeous views, and a day full of adventure. S’mores taste better over a campfire in Coastal Virginia. New to camping? No problem. There’s more than enough rental cabins, campsites, and even glampsites with rangers to show you the ropes.
The waterways of Coastal Virginia consist of natural inlets, rivers, bays, sounds and of course the intracoastal Waterway that runs through our region linking us from Maine to Florida. You’ll find easy-access boat put-ins everywhere along the Rappahannock, James, Potomac, and York Rivers, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Fish, jet ski, paddle or sail.