BeachyKeen- comfortable, bright and cheery historic home -new furniture & beds
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Great Family Getaway in Cape Charles
This was our first trip to Cape Charles. We picked a great house with lots of room for everyone. It was in a great location. Everyone had fun. We rented a golf cart which was lots of fun for everyone. The beach was amazing especially when the tide went out. My grandson learned to skim board for the first time in the large tidal pools.
Love this place!
We had a wonderful time staying at Beachy Keen in Cape Charles. The house was the perfect set up for our family of 12 (three generations). Loved the house, the yard/patio and the location!
Staying at the Beachy Keen was perfect! The house was absolutely fabulous and exactly as described. We have a large family with a total of 12 and it was plenty spacious. The backyard was a wonderful place to wind down at night. Everyone loved it!
Family Trip was a huge success!
The property is pristine and so very well-designed to accommodate a large group with young kids. The private, fenced-in backyard was a huge hit for early morning risers who wanted to play outside! The home had everything we needed to prepare all meals at home and the town is just a short walk away for delicious dessert options. We will be back!
BeachyKeen has indoor and outdoor games for the kids and kids at heart. And there is plenty to do in and around Cape Charles. For example, explore historic Cape Charles, visit its quaint and interesting shops. Visit the Cape Charles Fun Pier for strolling day or night and crabbing and fishing. Visit the Cape Charles Museum or enjoy a live play or a movie at the Palace Theater. Take a Fishing Charter or a relaxing Moonlight Cruise on Ms. Jennifer: 757-641-1995. In the Bay Creek Golf Resort in Cape Charles, play golf on the Arnold Palmer and the Jack Nicklaus beautiful Signature golf courses fronting along the Chesapeake Bay. While there, enjoy a meal at the Coach House.
About 20 minutes South of Cape Charles, take advantage of these opportunities, to see why locals call Virginia’s Scenic Eastern Shore “THE LAND OF PLEASANT LIVING” and why when Capt. John Smith in 1608 discovered the Eastern Shore of Virginia, he wrote of it “HEAVEN AND EARTH NEVER AGREED BETTER TO FRAME A PLACE FOR MAN’S HABITATION.”
The Shore’s Welcome Center is located a block North of the North Toll Plaza of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Spend some time with the Center’s literature & helpful staff to learn how much there is to see and do on the Shore. Then obtain directions to places located 10-20 minutes South of Cape Charles. (Listed from North to South)
1. Oyster, VA is a quaint Seaside village . Book with easternshoreland.com a Barrier Island cruise on an “Oyster Buyboat".
2. Custis Tomb: at 2157 Arlington Chase Rd, Cape Charles, VA, in the National Register of Historic Places, contains the tombs of historically important Shore pioneers, including John Custis’ tomb (1630-1696). Next to the tombs, on Plantation Creek, is the site of the 1670 Arlington Plantation grand Arlington Manor Home, which no longer exists but was one of the finest homes of its period along the Bay. The home’s distinguished lineage lives on in the Arlington National Cemetery and the Custis-Lee home or Arlington House located there -- both named after the old home on the Eastern shore. Arlington Plantations was once the temporary capital of the Virginia Colony during Bacon’s Rebellion. Exhibits there tell the storied past.
3.Sting-Ray’s: Restaurant, 26507 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 757-331-1541, one of the Shore’s most popular restaurants, has been featured in national magazines as a good Seafood Restaurant.
4. Kiptopeke State Park: 3540 Kiptopeke Drive, Cape Charles http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/kiptopeke.shtml 757-331-2267, offers a boat ramp, a lighted fishing pier, picnic areas, 4.2 miles of hiking and biking trails, a playground, a swimming beach and bathhouse, and seasonal educational programs.
5. Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center: at 5003 Hallett Circle Cape Charles, VA - 757-331-2760. Adults and children can both enjoy the extensive displays and captivating videos of the Shore’s flora, fauna and history. A “touch table” provides hands-on interaction.
6. At the Wildlife Refuge, see The Battleship USS Missouri’s Gun: with a 16-inch barrel, is 68 ft. long, weighs 120 tons and fires over 20 miles! This big gun stood watch over the deck of the Missouri when General MacArthur conducted the Armistice signing for Japan’s World War II surrender. Similar guns guarded the Bay’s mouth during the war in still-existing bunkers, in one of which this big gun is mounted.
7. Wise Point Kayaking: While at the Refuge, visit the Wise Point Boat Ramp on “Virginia’s Inside Passage” located behind Smith Island (with a Light House). Go Kayaking at Wise Point; See: SouthEast Expeditions just across from the Refuge, next to the Sunset Beach Inn, or call them at (757) 331-2680, firstname.lastname@example.org for a date with a Kayak instructor who will take the whole family Kayaking at Wise Point.
8. Sunset Beach Inn and Grille: across from the Refuge at 32246 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA, Frontdesk@SunsetBeachInn.com – 757-331-1776. The seasonal Beachfront Grille, named “The Jackspot” offers local seafoods, weekly specials and live music every weekend. Kiids can enjoy Jackspot’s broad sandy beach.
45 minutes to 1 hr. North of Cape Charles, visit Onancock. While in Onancock, inquire about a boat ride to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay where you can explore and have lunch. Further north you can visit Chincoteague to see the ponies or Wallops Island Visitors Center for a rocket launch expo.
Take a 45 minute to 2 hours trip South of Cape Charles across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and visit Virginia Beach and its lively boardwalk and world-class Aquarium; type in your browser www.visitvirginiabeach.com and click Things To Do. Visit Norfolk; type in your browser Norfolk Tourism: 59 Things To Do in Norfolk. Venture a little farther (1 ½ to 2 hrs) to Bush Gardens Amusement Park near Williamsburg or visit Virginia’s Historic Triangle of Williams burg-Jamestown-Yorktown.