"So, What are Your Favorite of All the Colonial Beach, Virginia Attractions?"

Colonial Beach, Virginia's Potomac River Playground

Colonial Beach, Virginia attractions. What's my favorite? It's hard to say, since there are so many to choose from! I found that out after visiting for the first time some ten years ago. I saw the signs pointing towards the town every time I traveled along Route 301 on my way to and from Maryland. One day I decided to follow the signs. I'm so glad I did!



This quaint riverside resort town has the second-longest public beach in Virginia and is nestled on the Potomac River in Virginia's Northern Neck region, with all it's history, rich heritage and unspoiled beauty.

Catch a glimpse of the symbol of our nation, the mighty bald eagle as they soar overhead.


Visit the birthplaces of U.S. Presidents George Washington and James Monroe.

Lounge on the beach, fish from the Pier, paddle a kayak or search for ancient fossilized sharks teeth!.

Colonial Beach, Virginia

Colonial Beach, Virginia


Surrounded by water on three sides and having a variety of marinas, this place is a boater's paradise. Landlubbers can opt for bike, golf cart or trolley service to get around.

Colonial Beach Restaurants
There are over 25 different restaurants in town serving everything your taste buds could want. Of course we have great seafood, and there's everything from tapas to ice cream to Thai and French food - and everything in between! You won't go hungry in Colonial Beach.

Inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell spent his summers here and you can stay in the house he owned. (Phones optional, it's your vacation!)

Bring the friends and family - there's something for everyone of all ages!

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Colonial Beach Virginia Attractions Blog
The Colonial Beach, Virginia Attractions Blog keeps you up-to-date with news, event information, and all additions and changes to the web site.
Colonial Beach Virginia
Visit Colonial Beach Virginia! See...Stay...Sun...Stroll...Shop...Sip...Savor. This riverside resort town has so much to offer!
Colonial Beach VA - A Great Vacation Destination!
Colonial Beach VA has so many great things to offer. A longtime vacation resort area, this little seaside town has plenty of fun in store.
Town of Colonial Beach
Information on the Town of Colonial Beach founding, incorporation and celebrations.
Art Lessons | Colonial Beach, VA
Area art lessons don't just include watercolors or oil on canvas! There are music, language, crafts and culinary workshops, too!
Colonial Beach Forum
The Colonial Beach Forum is THE place to discuss the beach as well as a great information resource!
Colonial Beach, Virginia Facts
Fun and interesting Colonial Beach, Virginia facts. Test your knowledge of the town.
History Colonial Beach, Virginia
History Colonial Beach. Since this little town was founded, lots has gone on! Here's a chronological account of the events.
Colonial Beach Memories
Share your fondest Colonial Beach memories here, and read recollections posted by others.
Colonial Beach, Virginia Pictures
Here's a great gallery of Virginia pictures. If you've got some to share, please send them in!
Colonial Beach At Night
Have you seen Colonial Beach at night lately? The lights and decorations are so pretty! Here's a preview...
Colonial Beach VA Jobs and Job Search Engine
Colonial Beach VA jobs and job search engine, as well as area employment information. This is a great place to work, live and play!
Colonial Beach Events Calendar
colonial beach events, colonial beach calendar
Event Pictures from Colonial Beach, Virginia
Event pictures from jetski races and other attractions in Colonial Beach.
Earth Day Celebration in Colonial Beach
Earth Day litter clean-up in Colonial Beach - here's what we found.
Northern Neck Strongman Competition
Feats of strength on display at the Northern Neck Strongman Competition!
Market Days and Bluemont Concerts in Colonial Beach, Virginia
Stop by for Market Days, last Saturday in May - September and enjoy a free Bluemont Concert too!
Thunder At The Beach Bike Show
Enter your cycle into the Thunder at the Beach Bike Show! Benefits the Colonial Beach Education Foundation.
Drifters Basketball Camp
Annual Basketball Camp at the Drifterdome. Come out and play!
Dog Days
Info on Dog Days, how it got it's name and local events/celebrations.
Oktoberfest - Coming Sept. 17th
Come enjoy our Oktoberfest celebration to benefit Autism Research!
Seafood Festival
Come to the Seafood Festival and enjoy Wine, Music, Art, Sun and Sand too!
2011 Calendar | Colonial Beach Events
The 2011 Calendar of events in Colonial Beach, Virginia.
Colonial Beach Events | 2010
2010 Calendar of Events for Colonial Beach, VA
2009 Calendar of Events - Colonial Beach, VA
Colonial Beach, VA 2009 Calendar of Events page, searchable.
2008 Calendar of Events | Colonial Beach VA
2008 Calendar of Events and Activities for Colonial Beach, Virginia - The Playground on the Potomac.
2007 Calendar | Colonial Beach
Town of Colonial Beach 2007 Calendar of Events.
Colonial Beach, Virginia Attractions
Check out the many Virginia attractions the area in and around Colonial Beach has to offer!
Upper Northern Neck Virginia Attractions
Commonwealth of Virginia Attractions in the Colonial Beach and upper Northern Neck areas.
Trip Planner
Here's a trip planner for various different themed activities in the Colonial Beach area.
Alexander Graham Bell
Inventor of the Telephone, Alexander Graham Bell was a frequent visitor to Colonial Beach, Virginia.
Town Hill
Town Hill is where all the great events take place. A large gathering spot, it's where all the fun is!
Pier Fishing
Pier Fishing at it's finest! Give in to pier pressure and come on down to fish from these great spots!
War Memorial in Colonial Beach, Virginia
"The Cannon" as it's sometimes referred to is the war memorial located in Colonial beach.
Northern Neck ATV Park
Race or ride at the Northern Neck ATV Park - a great facility in Colonial Beach, VA!
The Potomac River
Colonial Beach wouldn't be known as Virginia's Potomac River Playground if it weren't for the Potomac River. Here's an up-close look at this mighty waterway.
Potomac Beach near Colonial Beach, Virginia
Potomac Beach is just a small area, with a huge amount of potential, right next door to Colonial Beach.
Fishing Reports | Lower Potomac River
Fishing reports for the region of Colonial Beach, Virginia and Southern Maryland.
President James Monroe Birthplace Monument in Colonial Beach, Virginia
U.S. President James Monroe was born on a farm off Route 205 at Colonial Beach, VA!
Ford Museum in Colonial Beach, VA
Colonial Beach has a Ford Museum, showcasing only the 1954 models.
Colonial Beach Library, a.k.a. Abraham and William Cooper Memorial Branch
The Colonial Beach Library has way more than just books! Stop in, flash your library card and spend some time in this great facility!
Fossil Shark Tooth Hunting in Colonial Beach
If you've never gone on a shark tooth hunt, you've got to try it! Colonial Beach has areas where these fossils are readily found.
Voorhees Nature Preserve near Colonial Beach, Virginia
Birding, walking and river views at the Voorhees Nature Preserve just outside of the Colonial Beach area. Come see where bald eagles nest and roost!
Cameron Hills Golf near Colonial Beach, VA
The Cameron Hills Golf Course is the closest one to the Colonial Beach area. Visit this gorgeous property for a fun day out on the links!
Castlewood Park
The beautiful Castlewood Park has great river and bay views and fun for all!
Socials | Colonial Beach
Socials - A beach clubhouse for teens (ages 13 - 18) featuring gaming and more fun activities is in the works!
Colonial Beach Mural
Check out the beach mural, a modern adaptation of Georges Suerat's Sunday Afternoon in the Park on the island of La Grand Jatte.
Future Colonial Beach Attractions?
With as many great Colonial Beach attractions that exist right now, there's always room for expansion and improvement. Here's a page to read and discuss ideas for more great stuff for the town.
Take a Virginia Beach Vacation
Make your next getaway a Virginia beach vacation! Here's why...
Trip Planner
This trip planner page is to help you locate discount airfare, discount hotel rooms and cheap travel deals for your next vacation.
Northern Neck Virginia
The Northern Neck Virginia is the region in which Colonial Beach is located. Made up of 4 counties, there's so much to see here!
Colonial Beach, Virginia Vacations and Day Trips
Colonial Beach, Virginia vacations as well as fun and easy day trips within easy reach of the beach.
Colonial Williamsburg VA
Colonial Williamsburg VA - a great Day Trip destination from the Colonial Beach area. Step back in history and experience a slice of living in Colonial times at this favorite Virginia travel spot.
Day Trips | Tangier Island
Tangier Island is a great day trip option while you're here vacationing in the Northern Neck!
Extended Weather Forecast | Virginia Weather | Weather Forecast
Extended weather forecast and notes on Virginia weather with 15 day weather forecast.
Map of Virginia showing Colonial Beach
Here's a Map of Virginia highlighting the great little riverside resort town of Colonial Beach.
Colonial Beach Bus Service Information
To get around, Colonial Beach bus service is available in town and travels to other great destinations!
Golf Carts on the streets in Colonial Beach, Virginia.
See why Colonial Beach residents are having fun with golf carts. They're not just for the golf course anymore!
Oil Change Coupon | Towing | Automotive Service
Check here for oil change coupon news and area automotive service updates and information.
Vacation House Rentals | Cottages, Bungalows and More
Plenty of vacation house rentals to choose from in the Colonial Beach area.
Monroe Bay Campground | Colonial Beach
Discover Monroe Bay Campground and make this your home away from home next time you visit Colonial Beach!
Vacation House Rentals in Colonial Beach, Virginia
Your source for vacation house rentals in the beautiful Town of Colonial Beach and surrounding areas. Descriptions of local subdivisions and resources for finding your perfect second home.
Colonial Beach Virginia Bed and Breakfast
Enjoy a Virginia Bed and Breakfast in the Town of Colonial Beach for relaxing and rejuvenating.
Hotels Colonial Beach, Virginia
While there are no giant hotels Colonial Beach offers motels, cottages B&B's and other vacation rentals
Potomac Renaissance Condos - Building 2 Now Selling
Check out the backstory of the beautiful five-story Potomac Renaissance Condos building.
Potomac Crossing Subdivision Plan
The Potomac Crossing subdivision is in the works in Colonial Beach, VA. Stay tuned here for more information.
Restaurants in Colonial Beach, Virginia
Restaurants in Colonial Beach offer a wide variety of food and drink. There are twenty-five establishments to choose from!
Colonial Beach Bars
Colonial Beach bars offer up a great place to sit down, take a load off and enjoy a nice refreshing drink with friends.
Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge
The Lighthouse Restaurant is shining brightly over the waters of Monroe Bay in Colonial Beach!
Bowies Restaurant | BOBBY K'S Grill - Coming May 2013
Bowies Restaurant is closed until further notice. Stay tuned for updates.
Cakes
Cakes made to order for your wedding, birthday or any other special occasion. Crafted right here in Colonial Beach!
Sweet Tastin Bakery
The Sweet Tastin Bakery offers just about any pastry item imaginable, and ice cream and hot and cold beverages, too!
Ingleside Vineyards | Colonial Beach, Virginia
One of the oldest and largest, Ingleside Vineyards, winners of the Visitors Choice award for favorite winery in the Chesapeake Bay Region is a must-see on your trip to the Colonial Beach area.
Cruise In at Fat Freda's Restaurant
Bring your classic cars and cruise in to Fat Freda's on Fridays for food and fun! Check out the great cars and hear some good music.
Nancys Ice Cream
Stop by Nancys Ice Cream Shoppe for a wonderful, cool treat!
Wingz & Thingz Hot Wings
Cravin' some hot wings? Wingz & Thingz shop will be opening soon! Visit this page to see what we know so far.
Virginia Land for Sale
Your source for Virginia Land for Sale. From Mountain to Meadow to Shore, you'll find information on it here.
Shopping in Colonial Beach, Virginia
Shopping options are plentiful here in Colonial Beach! Come and check out our stores and shops.
Custom Cartz | Golf Cart Rentals, Sales, Service, Repair and Customization
Custom Cartz is a golf cart shop in our golf cart town.
Cool Colonial Beach, Virginia Souvenirs
This is the coolest collection of Colonial Beach Souvenirs on the web, a virtual Colonial Beach yard sale!
Wishes And Dreams | Colonial Beach
Wishes and Dreams is the name of a great upscale shop on the main drag in Colonial Beach!
Red Barn Antiques
Shop at the Red Barn for antiques, clothing, household goods and...
Esco Limited | Custom Jewelry, Original Artwork, Antiques and Vintage Finds
Esco Limited is a fun shop on Hawthorn! Take a peek at this page for a preview of all they have to offer.
Compulsive Cravings
Compulsive Cravings is an enormous shop full of just about any unique, antique, vintage and gift item you can imagine.
Studio A
Studio A is the latest addition to the thriving art community in Colonial Beach, Virginia!
Boats for Sale
Check this page on Boats for Sale with information on everything from used boats to mega yachts.
Chesapeake Mobile Marine
A full service boatyard, Chesapeake Mobile Marine is tucked in right near the Dockside Restaurant and the Colonial Beach Yacht Center.
Stepps Harbor View Marina
Stepps Harbor View Marina is a full-service, family-run outfit on well-protected Mattox Creek in the Colonial Beach area.
Fine Art Galleries in Colonial Beach, VA
Art galleries in Colonial Beach offer some beautiful fine art, jewelry, sculpture and more!
Visions By Shirl
Visions by Shirl, a working studio/art shoppe with the aim to promote art that appeals to all age groups.
Raggs Women's Apparel
Raggs Women's Apparel in Colonial Plaza.
Grandmas Jewelry Box
Grandmas Jewelry Box has tons of jewelry for sale, plus so much more!
Motorcycle Gifts and Apparel | The Broken Chain
A variety of motorcycle gifts and apparel can be found at this cool shop!
Populuxe | Colonial Beach, VA
The fabulous Populuxe shop just down the street from the SeaSide Thai-French restaurant in Colonial Beach.
Commercial Properties Available in Colonial Beach
Calling all entrepreneurs! Commercial properties available in and around Colonial Beach. Open a B&B, restaurant, shop or just lease some office space here in our great town.
Death Records
Death records information and links. Online listings make it super easy for genealogy research.
Family Movie Night
Colonial Beach hosts a Family Movie Night monthly, in season. Come enjoy the show!
The Circus comes to Colonial Beach
The Walker Brothers Circus makes a yearly stop on Town Hill in Colonial Beach to delight both young and old, and everyone in between.
Annual "Beach Ball" Benefit in Colonial Beach, Virginia
Come to the beach and have a ball at the annual Beach Ball dinner and dance to benefit the schools and rescue and fire squads.
Miss Ann Historic Fantail Yacht
Miss Ann, beautiful luxury historic fantail yacht visits Colonial Beach, Virginia. You should, too!
Jamestown 400 Visits Colonial Beach, Virginia
One history buff's diary entry about Jamestown 400's reenactment of Captain John Smith's 1608 visit to Colonial Beach.
Oak Grove VFD's Car and Truck Show in Colonial Beach
Pictures and Notes on the Annual Car and Truck Show hosted by the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department in Colonial Beach.
Jetski Competition in Colonial Beach
Colonial Beach hosts the jetski competition once in awhile. It's a wonderful event and a spectacular sight to see!
VXCS Dirtbike ATV Race in Colonial Beach, Virginia March 29, 2009
The Virginia Cross-Country Series (VXCS) holds it's first dirtbike ATV race of the 2009 Season in Colonial Beach!
K-9 Units in Colonial Beach
Colonial Beach's K-9 Unit, Four-legged Officer.
Wendys Feline Friends - Cat Shelter
Wendys Feline Friends is a great place to adopt a cat or kitten!
Waste Management and Song
Waste management can be pretty entertaining in Colonial Beach!
Battle at the Beach
Check out some great bands at the Battle at the Beach and support the Wounded Warrior Foundation.
Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce in town sponsors and co-sponsors events and supports local businesses.
Information on Project Colonial Beach service organization
Project Colonial Beach: People working together to make a difference!
Education Foundation | Colonial Beach
The Colonial Beach Education Foundation grants scholarships and more.
Womens Business Network | Virginia
150 members strong is the Womens Business Network of the Northern Neck region.
The Bonus Room
The Bonus Room is a facility available for many types of gatherings and functions in Colonial Beach.
Colonial Beach Author Information
Which famous author has made Colonial Beach their home? There have been a few, actually.
Colonial Beach Ghosts, Hauntings and Spooky Tales
Ever wondered if there are any Colonial Beach ghosts or Haunted Houses? Well, here's your answer!
Colonial Beach High School
colonial Beach High School, home of the Drifters and quite possibly the only public high school in the state to be built with private funds!
Drifters, Colonial Beach Basketball Team Earn State Title
The Drifters Colonial Beach basketball team made the most of a Friday the 13th and won the State Championship game!
Reverse Phone Book | Directory | People Locator
Information on reverse phone book or reverse phone directory as well as people locator info.
Colonial Beach Delivery Service
Need a last-minute errand run? Colonial Beach Delivery Service can help. Save on gas and time and stress.
Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
The Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad has been in operation for over 60 years, proudly serving and saving lives.
Places Named Colonial Beach
There are many places called Colonial Beach. From Barcelo Maya to Mauritius to the Bahamas, and even here in the States we have some namesakes in Florida, Cape Cod and Maryland.
Blog
Colonial Beach Virginia Attractions Blog. Visit here for the latest news and announcements on happenings at the beach.
Facebook Page Listings
A collection of Facebook pages for organizations, groups, shops and restaurants in our area. Don't forget to click the "Like" button!
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Just the FAQs (frequently asked questions) on Colonial Beach, Virginia. Here's a list of the questions we receive most often and their answers.
About Me (continued)
About Me, This Website, and Why I Built it.
The Whole Nine Yards
This new shop carries the whole nine yards! Come see all they have for sale. Conveniently located right on Colonial Avenue.
"The New Willard Hotel" - FOR SALE
Check out the history of the new Willard Hotel! It's a great place with a fascinating past.
Books on Colonial Beach
There are quite a few books on Colonial Beach, and even more that make mention of this awesome riverside resort town.
Colonial Beach Yacht Center
The Colonial Beach Yacht Center offers a marina, a restaurant and pub and a whole lot more. Check out the views of Monroe Bay and the Potomac River from here!
Patawomeck Indians
The Patawomeck Heritage Foundation is local to Colonial Beach and is dedicated to promoting and preserving the culture of this Native American tribe.
Down On The Farm
The Down on the Farm tour takes place in the Northern Neck and in 2012 features four Colonial Beach sites!
Dawg House
The Dawg House has hot dogs, BBQ, sno-cones and other great munchies!
French Lessons
French Lessons offered in Colonial Beach. Classes beginning soon. Private Instruction available as well.
1964 Miss Potomac Beauty Pageant in Colonial Beach
The Miss Potomac pageant is still a part of the annual Potomac River Festival in Colonial Beach, though it has been known as the Miss Colonial Beach pageant for a couple of decades now.
Parade Route Information
Information on Parade Routes for the Potomac River Festival. Firemen's Parade and Grand Feature Parade.

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