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Best Beaches near Captain's Cove
Apr 30, 2016
Virginia's Eastern Shore is home to many beautiful beaches. Whether you're looking to explore a quaint town's local shops or explore a remote island, it's nearby. Here are our favorite beaches near Captain's Cove.
Assateague Island National Seashore
Distance to Captain's Cove: 25 minutes
With its beautiful beaches, wild ponies, and quaint town of Chincoteague, of course, this is our Number 1. Enjoy many activities such as sightseeing cruises, kayak tours, crabbing, bird watching, fishing, hunting, biking and more.
You can't think of Assateague without thinking of the famous Pony Swim in the end of July. Learn more about it from our past blog post here.
Distance to Captain's Cove: 45 minutes to the ferry in Onancock, 1 hour ferry ride
Tangier Island was recently named one of 2016's Best Trips by National Geographic. After an hour long ferry ride, explore the island by foot, bike or boat. You can't leave the island without having a soft shell crab; after all, it is the Tangier Island is the self proclaimed "soft-shell crab capital" in the nation.
Distance to Captain's Cove: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Beach-goers here love the clear and calm waters. The water is shallow, making it a perfect location for kids and families. While you're in Cape Charles, be sure to grab a pic next to the LOVE statue!
Kiptopeke State Park
Distance to Captain's Cove: 1 hour, 30 minutes
If you're looking to go camping for the weekend, this is the place for you. The park has lodges, RV and tent camping, a yurt (part cabin-part tent), camping trailers and a bunkhouse. You can also enjoy the park's boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic areas, 5.1 miles of hiking and biking trails, playground, beach bathhouse and swimming beach. More info here.