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Where Are We?

A Gem of a Place

     Colonial Beach is located in Westmoreland County in the historical Northern Neck of Virginia, which is midway between Washington DC and Richmond, VA.  It is located directly on the Potomac River, an estuary of the Chesapeake Bay.  The town is accessible by boat and boasts the second largest beachfront in the state.  It is a growing community of artisans.  Businesses such as a spa, a gym, and numerous restaurants cater to both tourists and the community.  Local transportation includes a trolley with stops for dining and shopping, golf cart rentals for around town cruising, and a bus service to Fredericksburg. 

     Fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking and even searching for fossilized shark teeth is all within reach at Colonial Beach.  Magnificent sunrises on the river and sunsets on the bay make it impossible not to reflect in awe at the glory of creation.

 It is here that you can watch eagles soar, newborn ospreys hatch and dine with herons.

     The town’s independent school system was established in 1907 and serves 640 students from Pre-K through 12th grade. Colonial Beach also has its own police force and an outstanding volunteer fire department and rescue squad. Nearby, Mary Washington University, community colleges, and satellite courses make higher education readily available. Hospital, medical and dental services are all within a drivable distance.

     Residents and visitors enjoy festivals, fireworks, parades, live music on Town Hill and area restaurants, a Community Center and seasonal events


     The people of Colonial Beach are amazing, generous, and resilient. People will join as one community and give their time, talent and treasure to offer support to one another in times of need.