Sunset Beach

Cape Charles, Virginia
Managed by The Swim Guide

This sandy beach overlooks Chesapeake Bay on one of the largest private beaches on the Eastern Shore. Bicycle and kayak rentals are available at Sunset Beach Inn and Grille

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Current Weather
8°C
Clear and sunny
Monitoring Frequency

Sunset Beach is not sampled

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.

Water Quality Graph

Sunset Beach

Cape Charles, Virginia
Managed by The Swim Guide

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
8°C
Clear and sunny

This sandy beach overlooks Chesapeake Bay on one of the largest private beaches on the Eastern Shore. Bicycle and kayak rentals are available at Sunset Beach Inn and Grille

Monitoring Frequency

Sunset Beach is not sampled

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.

Water Quality Graph

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Cape Charles, Virginia
Cape Charles, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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