Visitor Information Guide
This visitor information list will hopefully be helpful to you as you enjoy your time in our great riverside resort town.
Guests can pay at the PayStation with cash or credit card using their car's license plate number. The new meters also allow drivers to pay via an app on their mobile devices. Download the Flowbird app for IOS or Android using the App Store on your device, on Flowbird’s website or by scanning the QR code on signage in the parking area (beginning May 22, 2021).
Parking rates and times remain the same: $2 per hour from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. or $20 per day, seven days a week.
Free, 15-minute parking spaces are also available at select locations for people picking up food or making a quick stop. Handicap Parking is FREE at all public parking spaces and lots in downtown Colonial Beach. Vehicles must have a valid handicap license plate or placard.
Informational Parking Brochure
Oversized vehicles or those with a trailer must park the Wilder or Castlewood parking lots for a flat fee of $30 per day. Annual season passes for non-residents are available from July 1 to June 30 and can be purchased through the Flowbird app or at any of the Pay Stations. The season parking pass is attached to a vehicle’s license plate and is non-transferable.
Police/Fire/Rescue - In an Emergency, dial 911
Colonial Beach has it's own police force and a volunteer fire department and rescue squad. Nearby in the town of Oak Grove there is also a volunteer fire department and rescue squad.
804-224-0141 Colonial Beach Police. Anonymous TipLine: 804-224-0377
804-224-7255 Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Department
804-224-7750 Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad
Town of Colonial Beach Code of Ordinances
Frequently Asked Questions
Medical Center - Colonial Beach Medical in the Beachgate Shopping Center. 804-224-6322
Walk-in Clinic/Urgent Care - CenterCare Urgent Care (centercareva.com) in King George (2 locations), Gateway Medical Urgent Care 540-625-2527 in King George, near the intersection of Rts. 3 and 205. There is also a Minute Clinic at the CVS
Chiropractor - Dr. Shawn Pallotti 540-775-2250 by phone or on the web at www.shawnpallotti.com. Located just down Rt. 3 from the medical facility listed above.
Dentist - Wendy Moore, DDS 540-775-5774
Pharmacy - Walgreens, Beachgate Shopping Center 804-224-2070
Electric Vehicle (CHAdeMO) and Tesla Charging Station at the Boathouse Marina, 829 Robin Grove Lane. 2 Tesla Connectors, up to 16kW.
Golf Cart Rental - Custom Cartz 804-214-6011 or Beach Service Center, 804-761-1594.
Car rental - The closest one is Enterprise in the King George/Dahlgren area in the Food Lion shopping center (Route 301) 15425 Dahlgren Road. 540-663-2244
Car Wash - CB Suds Car Wash, 405 Colonial Ave. 804-224-2021
Detailing - Quality Collision Center
Glass - Eastside Glass, 3939 Longfield ("Dragstrip") Road 804-224-3770
Locksmith - Reliable Lock, 804-224-0441
Parts - NAPA, Colonial Ave., 804-224-0080
Repair/Tow truck - Carter Automotive, across from NAPA on Colonial Ave. 804-224-8781
Taxi - Anderson Cab 804-822-2052 (closed Mondays). Lyft and Uber serve the area, too. Joe's Dryft 804-313-1988 runs Tuesday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Trolley - operates during the Spring and Summer, typically from 11 - 7. No charge to ride. Pets:
Veterinarian - Warsaw Animal Clinic 804-333-3433. Well worth the hour's drive. A great vet, and they have an after-hours emergency vet on call. Mobile Vet Van parks at Oak Grove Plaza on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 - 6 and on Friday mornings. House calls available. 804-493-0838.
Cell Phone Repair - 804-410-1125
Colonial Beach Delivery Service
Laundromat - Next to Hall's Supermarket. 804-224-9310
Dry Cleaning -
Health Club/Gym - River Gym 116 Washington Ave., Colonial Beach.
King George Family YMCA 540-775-9622. About a 20 minute drive. Take Route 205, follow until you cross Route 301, take a left onto Route 3 and you'll see the YMCA on your left.
Souvenirs - buy online. More at Beach Shop on the Boardwalk or Colonial Beach Discount next to McDonald's.
Wireless internet access - available at many locations around town. Some charge for wi-fi service, some don't.
Weather Alerts -
sign up for KG Alert which is the resident and visitor information notification system for neighboring King George County. They usually they get the inclement weather just before it arrives here in Colonial Beach, so this is a great way to stay informed of important weather updates. You can have it sent to an e-mail address or via a text message to your cellphone, or both.
Extended Weather Forecast
Coinstar machine is located in the Food Lion at Beachgate Shopping Center.
Check Cashing -
Western Union - Walgreen's or Food Lion, Beachgate Shopping Center.
Banks: There are a few bank branches in town. Atlantic Union, BB&T, VCB.
ATM's can be found at VCB in the Beachgate Shopping Center, Atlantic Union (by the McDonald's), the 7-11 on Colonial Ave., BB&T (across from 7-11), Riverboat on the Potomac and High Tides Restaurants.
Colonial Beach Post Office - 804-214-9636 Across from the high school on Dwight Ave. There's a Trolley stop here. Hours are typically 9am - 5pm, and Saturday mornings. Closed on holidays and often for one hour during lunch time.
FedEx, UPS - There are UPS and FedEx drop boxes in front of the Bookkeeping and Printing business on Colonial Ave. You can also drop outgoing FedEx packages at Walgreen's in the Beachgate Shopping Center.
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