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Chesapeake Bay Travel Tips

Finding Your Way to Chesapeake Bay Vacation Rentals

Chesapeake Bay is the largest natural estuary in the United States. There are more than 150 rivers that feed into the estuary, almost all of which run from the north and west. Chesapeake Bay is 200 miles in length. At its widest point, it is 30 miles across and at it narrowest, just under three miles wide. The total length of the coastline covers more than 11,600 miles. Where you are going on Chesapeake Bay is what will largely determine your main access point.

In the State of Virginia the main airport on Chesapeake Bay is at Norfolk in the far southern section of the bay. The airport hosts only regional and domestic flights but has regular daily connections to major cities such as Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York City. The upper inland region of the bay can be easily accessed from Washington DC. For international travelers, this would be the best access point. From there, you can either make use of the rail network to get to your destination or hire a car and drive. The third major access point is the metropolis of Baltimore. The airport has frequent daily connections, providing easy access to the region.

There are two ways in which you can get across the bay. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge connects Anne Arundel County and Queen Anne's County in Maryland. The bridge measures a distance of just under five miles. In Virginia, you can drive from Norfolk across to Cape Charles through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. This engineering feat is an attraction in its own right. A series of bridges and interconnected tunnels span the width of the bay, connecting the two land masses.

Travelers to Chesapeake Bay Cottages

Chesapeake Bay is famous for its scenic beauty and great seafood. It is a destination where you can relax and enjoy a variety of water sport activities. It is a great family destination, especially during the summer months when the warmer weather allows for fun days out in the sun. The bay area is also known as an ideal romantic destination. Perhaps it is the beauty of the bay or the magnificent sunrises and sunsets that make it famous. It is a favorite destination for honeymooners and couples. Chesapeake Bay is a destination where you can put your feet up and relax a while. Many busy corporate executives from the East Coast cities often vacation on the bay when they want a quiet retreat and escape from busy city life.

Home Comforts at Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Homes

Many of the vacation homes on Chesapeake Bay are located on the water's edge, like Colonial Beach cottages. This gives you a sense that you have your own private slice of the bay to enjoy. Private docks provide the ideal place to tie up your boat for the duration of your stay. Most homes have large windows to take in the magnificent views. Spacious living areas and cozy fireplaces make ideal places to relax and read your favorite book. The homes range from smaller cottages to spacious homes that can accommodate extended families. The furnishings are generally stylish and make you feel quite at home.

Seasons to Visit Virginia Vacation Rentals on Chesapeake Bay

The beauty of Chesapeake Bay does not fade with the changing seasons, and it is a destination that can be visited all year round. For people who enjoy water sports such as fishing or sailing, the preferred season is during the warmer summer months. The peak travel season is typically during the months of June and July which coincides with the school vacation period.

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