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Shop Your Way Through Downtown Cape Charles

12/11/2019

Downtown Cape Charles is filled with shops, galleries and boutiques that are stocked with local art, gourmet goodies, unique clothing and one-of-a-kind gifts.This is not one of those small town main streets where every store has the same items for sale. If you have a soft spot for quirky shops with...

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Discover the History of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

12/9/2019

If you’ve visited Chesapeake Bay KOA you’re probably familiar with the sight of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.This 17.6-mile span can be seen from the shores of our private beach and connects Virginia’s Eastern Shore to mainland Virginia. For many guests who come from the south, the Chesapeake...

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Restaurants to Check Out in Cape Charles

11/4/2019

Cape Charles might be small, but it packs a culinary punch. You'll find everything from authentic Italian cuisine to fresh-made baguettes and upscale dining at a cozy bistro. The ShantyThis waterfront spot is a great place to grab a cocktail and watch the boats go by or gather for a meal after a day...

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Museums to Visit Near Chesapeake Bay KOA

11/1/2019

Whether you're looking for a rainy day activity or you want to enjoy a little arts and culture while visiting Chesapeake Bay KOA, local museums are a great option. You can learn more about art, history, science and local culture all while having fun!Here are a few of our favorite spots: Cape Charles...

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Hikes Near Cape Charles

10/11/2019

Virginia's Eastern Shore is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The area around Chesapeake Bay KOA alone is home to thousands of acres of parkland. One great way to enjoy all of this natural beauty is with a hike. Here a few local parks where you can enjoy a relaxing walk in the woods: Magothy Bay...

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Your Guide to Oysters on Virginia's Eastern Shore

10/7/2019

Virginia is known as the oyster capital of the East Coast and the Eastern Shore leads the way in oyster production. There are eight distinct oyster regions throughout the state and four of them are on Virginia's Eastern Shore. If you've been dying to check out Virginia's oyster scene, a trip to the...

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Fall Fun Near Cape Charles

9/24/2019

Autumn in Cape Charles brings crisp weather, beautiful sunsets, fun festivals and quintessential fall fun. Plan a fall getaway to Cape Charles and enjoy everything autumn has to offer!Fall FunStop by Shockley Farms for classic fall fun! See if you can escape the 20-acre corn maze and then pick a...

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Have a Bewitching Halloween at Chesapeake Bay KOA

9/16/2019

This October, Cape Fear Haunted Hotel and Campground is opening its register to brave souls willing to take their chances at this cursed campground. Will you be among the courageous few who dare to face the horrors that lie beyond its tormented gates? Each weekend from October 11 through November 3...

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Outdoor Adventures in Cape Charles

9/10/2019

Cape Charles is a beautiful area, with bayside beaches, parks and the breathtaking Chesapeake Bay. The best way to enjoy all of that natural beauty is to get outside. Here are a few fun ways to explore the great outdoors on Virginia's Eastern Shore.WatersportsHead down to the private beach at...

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Drink Local in Cape Charles

8/28/2019

Whether you're looking for beer, wine, cider or craft cocktails made with local spirits you'll find it in Cape Charles. The craft beverage scene is booming in this little bayside town, and seemingly around every corner, you'll find something interesting to quench your thirst. Here are a few spots to...

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Day Tripping: Chincoteague Island

8/2/2019

Chincoteague Island is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Chesapeake Bay KOA, but it has a completely different pace. You can plan a fun-filled day for the kids, explore the island's natural beauty or enjoy a relaxing beach day. Here are some fun things to check out on Chincoteague Island!Family...

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Treat Your Mom to a Relaxing Getaway

8/2/2019

Moms are rock stars. They keep their households running like well oiled machines, they're always there for you and somehow they always know just what to say to make you feel better. These are just a few of the many reasons that moms deserve to be celebrated. This Mother's Day take a little time away...

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Father's Day Fun in Cape Charles

8/2/2019

This Father's Day give your dad the one gift he really wants, more time with you.A camping getaway at Chesapeake Bay KOA is the perfect way to unplug and reconnect with you dad.You can spend the day having fun together and pass the evenings by the campfire catching up.Here are a few ideas for...

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The Ultimate Guide to Cape Charles

8/2/2019

Cape Charles is a historic small town nestled along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay on Virginia's Eastern Shore. This charming town is just 30 minutes from Virginia Beach and is within a half-days drive of much of the East Coast.You don't have to look hard to find things to do in Cape Charles, with...

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Host Your Group or Special Event at Chesapeake Bay KOA

8/2/2019

Whether you want to host a rally for your RV club or get married with your toes in the sand and your friends and family by your side we can make it happen at Chesapeake Bay KOA.Our friendly, on the ball staff and versatile event spaces can make gatherings and group getaways of any size and type...

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Can't Miss Events in Cape Charles

8/2/2019

Chesapeake Bay KOA is definitely a destination campground, but that doesn't mean you have to spend your whole trip there. There's so much to see and do in Cape Charles, including great events. Here are a few festivals and events to check out in Cape Charles during your stay at Chesapeake Bay KOA...

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Rainy Day Fun in Cape Charles

8/2/2019

The fun doesn't have to stop when rain clouds roll in. There's so much to see and do near Chesapeake Bay KOA that isn't dependent on sunny skies. Here are a few fun things to do that will make you forget about the wet weather in no time.  MuseumsCape Charles MuseumLearn about the history of Cape...

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4 Ways to Save at Chesapeake Bay KOA

8/2/2019

With a stretch of private beach on the Chesapeake Bay, two pools and a waterfront onsite restaurant, Chesapeake Bay KOA is one of Virginia's top campgrounds. But you don't have to break the bank to visit.We've got a few ways you can keep cash in your pocket so you can spend more time relaxing at our...

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Fun for Your Pup at Chesapeake Bay KOA

8/2/2019

They don't call them fur babies for nothing, your pet is a part of your family. That's why we treat them just like guests when they stay at Chesapeake Bay KOA.There are just a couple of things you need to know before bringing your pet to stay with us. You'll need a copy of your pet's rabies...

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4 Ways to Stay at Chesapeake Bay KOA

8/2/2019

At Chesapeake Bay KOA every camper can find a place to lay their head, whether you want to rough it or you're more of a glamper. Check out all the great options below and then book your stay to get an in person look. RV SitesAt Chesapeake Bay KOA you have options when it comes to where to park your...

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2019 Concert Series Performers

8/2/2019

Chesapeake Bay KOA is the place to be for summer concerts on Virginia's Eastern Shore. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay and dance the night away to the region's best bands.Each concert will have craft beverage tastings and kids activities. Don't miss out on these great acts...

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Try Out The RV Life in One of Our RV Rentals

8/2/2019

The RV life is great. What could be more fun than packing up your family and loved ones to spend a weekend at Chesapeake Bay KOA? Pretty much nothing, if you ask us! We know that not everyone is ready to take the plunge and invest in an RV, which is why we're adding RV Rentals to our line up of...

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Why you Should be a Seasonal Camper at Chesapeake Bay KOA

8/2/2019

Okay, sure you could book a house at the beach for two weeks, but for the same price, you could have months of fun as a seasonal camper at Chesapeake Bay KOA.You'll have a guaranteed spot for the summer holidays, plus all of the other great theme weekends we've got planned.And you won't have to...

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5 Beaches Near Cape Charles

8/2/2019

Cape Charles lies at the southern tip of the peninsula that makes up the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The Atlantic Ocean sits on one side, and the Chesapeake Bay sits on the other, so there are not shortage of beaches near Cape Charles.Both coastlines have long stretches of sandy beach that are...

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Parks to Visit Near Cape Charles

8/2/2019

Virginia's Eastern Shore is home to over 78,000 acres of park land and much of that land is open to the public, including some beautiful parks that are within easy reach of Chesapeake Bay KOA. Visit one of these local spots during your next visit and enjoy the pristine natural beauty of Virginia's...

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Top 10 Questions From Our Campers

8/2/2019

1. Can I use more than one discount or coupon towards my reservation?Only one discount or coupon can be applied per reservation.Pro Tip: Our front desk staff will let you know if there are any discounts that will apply to your stay. Just ask!2. What size RV sites are available and what hook-ups are...

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7 Fun Things to do Near Cape Charles

8/2/2019

When you stay at Chesapeake Bay KOA you have the the luxury of both amazing campground amenities, like two pools and a private beach, and fun local attractions just a short drive away. In the historic bayside town of Cape Charles and in the surround area you'll find outdoor adventure, fascinating...

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Day Tripping: Virginia Beach

7/24/2019

Chesapeake Bay KOA is a great place to camp because it has lots of amenities to keep you busy, but if you want to day trip it's also close to cities and towns with lots to do.One of those cities is Virginia Beach. Just cruise across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and explore everything this beach...

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Biking in and Around Chesapeake Bay KOA

7/19/2019

Hopping on a bike is a great way to get some exercise while exploring a new place. Getting on two wheels helps you slow down and immerse yourself in your surroundings. Luckily, Cape Charles and Chesapeake Bay KOA are bike-friendly! Here are a few fun ways you can explore by bike. At the CampgroundA...

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Fun for Kids in Cape Charles

7/19/2019

Chesapeake Bay KOA is a natural fit for kids. They can splash and play all day on the private beach or in the pool, we've got two great playgrounds and our activities staff always have something fun planned.With all that fun at their fingertips, it's unlikely that you'll hear that dreaded phrase...

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9 Gifts the Camper in Your Life Needs

6/25/2019

We know gift giving is hard, so we've created a list that makes it easy to buy for your favorite camper, whether they like to rough it in a tent or take it on the road in an RV.The best gift for any camperThe ultimate gift for the camper in your life is the opportunity to do more of what they love....

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What's New at Chesapeake Bay KOA for 2019

6/25/2019

2019 is going to be a big year at Chesapeake Bay KOA! There are so many new and exciting things to look forward to including exciting new accommodations! CabinsOur cozy cabins have all the comforts of home with full kitchens and bathrooms, plus you get access to all of the fun amenities and...

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4 Ways to Beat the Heat

6/25/2019

Summer can get pretty steamy in Virginia, but luckily there are a few ways to keep cool when you stay at Chesapeake Bay KOA. Go for a SwimTaking a dip is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day and there's no shortage of water at Chesapeake Bay KOA. You can cannonball into one of the...

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New for 2019: RV Rentals

4/9/2019

We're adding a brand new accommodation in 2019, RV rentals! If you've always wanted to try RV camping but you've never had your own rig you've got to check these out. Each RV rental sleeps six and comes with a full kitchen and bathroom. Outside, each unit has a deck with outdoor furniture, a fire...

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