The Virginia Eastern Shore is one of the few places on the East Coast that can watch a sunset over a body of water. In fact, the Eastern Shore is unique in that you can watch the sunrise over the Atlantic in the morning and then watch the sunset over the Chesapeake Bay in the evening. So what are some of our favorite sunset spots on the Eastern Shore of Virginia?
Cape Charles Beach
Bay Ave, Cape Charles, VA
Cape Charles is located approximately 10 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. One of the top features of this historic town is the Cape Charles Town Beach, which runs along the length of Bay Avenue. The beach is free and open to the public; even parking is free! This is the perfect place to bring a beach chair to sit back with your feet in the sand and watch the sun dip below the horizon.
Kiptopeke State Park
3540 Kiptopeke Dr, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Kiptopeke State Park is located approximately 3 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. With camping, walking trails, and a large fishing pier, there is a lot to do at this state park. Be sure to get there around sunset and watch the sun go down behind WWII concrete ships that were sunk as breakers!
On a Boat
Location: Wherever you desire
Whether on a captained sunset cruise, your own boat, a kayak or paddleboard, there truly is no better way to watch a Chesapeake Bay sunset than while on the water. The sway of the boat and the sound of the waves lapping the side of the hull, along with the sunset itself, fills all of your senses with relaxation and calm. This is what the Eastern Shore is all about!
Some of the best places to watch a Virginia Eastern Shore sunset is while relaxing with friends over a nice meal or cocktail. Here are a few restaurants that can provide you with that experience. Just be sure to arrive early to get the best seats!
The Jackspot at Sunset Beach
32246 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310
The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery
500 Marina Village Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
33 Marina Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310