Cape Charles Town Beach

Cape Charles, Virginia

This family-friendly, public beach is located in Cape Charles on Chesapeake Bay. The shallow and calm water--along with several large wading pools--make this a great place for kids to cool off during the summer months. At the south side of the beach you can enjoy fishing from the pier. This is also the location of a popular monthly summer party called "Applaud the Sun".

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 7th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 9th, 2021 at 12:19 PM.
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Current Weather
11°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Cape Charles Town Beach is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 15th.

Source Information

The Virginia Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from May to September. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted on the DOH website. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is higher than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

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Water Quality Graph

Cape Charles Town Beach

Cape Charles, Virginia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on September 7th, 2021. Swim Guide - Main updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on September 9th, 2021 at 12:19 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
11°C
Mostly clear

This family-friendly, public beach is located in Cape Charles on Chesapeake Bay. The shallow and calm water--along with several large wading pools--make this a great place for kids to cool off during the summer months. At the south side of the beach you can enjoy fishing from the pier. This is also the location of a popular monthly summer party called "Applaud the Sun".

Monitoring Frequency

Cape Charles Town Beach is sampled weekly from May 29th to September 15th.

Source Information

The Virginia Department of Health monitors water quality at beaches in this region from May to September. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted on the DOH website. Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is less than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Red when the level of enterococci bacteria in the water is higher than 104 units per 100 mL of water.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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