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Colonial-Beach is a historic town located on the northeast coast of Virginia. The population was 3,228 as of the 2000 census. Colonial Beach is home to the second largest beachfront in the state of Virginia. It was a popular resort town in the early to mid-20th century, before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge made the beaches on the eastern shore of Maryland more accessible to visitors from Washington D.C. The family of Alexander Graham Bell maintained a summer home in Colonial Beach, and the Bell Home still stands today. Two American presidents were born near the town - George Washington and James Monroe. Washington's birthplace is marked by the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. The Memorial House and Colonial Kitchen were constructed in 1931 to recreate the home in which George Washington was born.. Efforts are underway to reconstruct the birthplace of President James Monroe as a museum. Colonial Beach is also home to Stratford Hall, birthplace of General Robert E. Lee and one of the great homes of Colonial America. Its spectacular setting on a high bluff above the Potomac River and bold architectural style sets it apart from any other colonial house. The road that leads to Stratford Hall is one of the most historic sections of the U.S. Colonial Beach is also one of the few towns in the country designated as a "golf cart town," which means that golf carts may be operated by licensed drivers on most of the streets in town. There is a town trolley that takes visitors on site-seeing tours and horse and carriage rides are also available. The town hosts several special events during the year, including the Potomac River Festival and Bluegrass on the Potomac.

Surrounding areas: Northern Neck, Virginia (13.2 mi), Alexandria, Virginia (39.3 mi)

Colonial Beach Vacation Rentals

Colonial Beach Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn-colonial Beach30 Colonial AveColonial Beach, VA (804) 224-0404
Comfort Inn DahlgrenUs Rte 301Dahlgren, VA7.1 mi.(540) 663-3060
Holiday Inn Express4755 James Madison PkwyKing George, VA8.2 mi.(540) 644-1500
Town N Country Motel10870 Crain HwyFaulkner, MD11.0 mi.(301) 934-8252
Bel Alton Motel Inc9295 Crain HwyBel Alton, MD13.9 mi.(301) 934-9505
Bel Alton Motel9295 Crain Hwy Pobox 116Bel Alton, MD13.9 mi.(301) 934-9505
Thunderbird Apartments9265 Crain HwyBel Alton, MD14.0 mi.(301) 932-6255
Thunderbird Apartments9265 Crane HwyBel Alton, MD14.5 mi.(301) 932-6255
Sleep Inn & Suites La Plata6860 Crain HwyLa Plata, MD18.8 mi.(301) 392-0065
Best Western La Plata Inn6900 Crain Hwy Rte 301La Plata, MD19.0 mi.(301) 934-4900
Deluxe Inn6705 Crain HwyLaplata, MD19.0 mi.(301) 934-1400
Best Western Warsaw4522 Richmond RdWarsaw, VA22.8 mi.(800) 528-1234
Super 8 Motel - TappahannockRt 17 & Rt 360Tappahannock, VA23.4 mi.(804) 443-3888
Sleep Inn & Suites California/Lexington Park23428 Three Notch RdCalifornia, MD23.8 mi.(301) 737-0000
Hampton Inn3750 Crain HwyWaldorf, MD25.3 mi.(301) 632-9600
Super 8 Motel-lexington Park22801 Three Notch RdCalifornia, MD25.4 mi.(301) 862-9822
Best Western Lexington Park22769 Three Notch RdCalifornia, MD25.5 mi.(301) 862-4100
Comfort Suites11765 Bus Park DrWaldorf, MD25.6 mi.(301) 932-4400
Days Inn Waldorf11370 Days CTWaldorf, MD25.6 mi.(301) 932-9200
Waldorf Holiday Inn45 St Patricks DrWaldorf, MD25.6 mi.(301) 645-8200
Indian Head Inn874 Strauss AveIndian Head, MD25.7 mi.(301) 753-6090
Howard Johnson Express Inn3125 Crain HwyWaldorf, MD25.8 mi.(301) 932-5090
Holiday Inn Express28 Greensprings DrStafford, VA26.7 mi.(540) 657-5566
Country Inn & Suites2555 Business Park CtWaldorf, MD26.8 mi.(301) 645-6595
Econo Lodge Waldorf4 Business Park DrWaldorf, MD27.0 mi.(301) 645-0022
Hampton Inn Lexington Park22211 Three Notch RdLexington Park, MD27.1 mi.(301) 863-3200
Fairfield By Marriott Lexington Park22119 Three Notch RdLexingtion Park, MD27.2 mi.(301) 863-0203
Econo Lodge Central2802a Plank RdFredericksburg, VA27.2 mi.(540) 786-8374
Hampton Inn & Suites4800 Market StFredericksburg, VA27.2 mi.(540) 898-5000
Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg1060 Hospitality LnFredericksburg, VA27.2 mi.(540) 548-8822
Ramada Inn Spotsylvania Mall2802B Plank RdFredericksburg, VA27.2 mi.(540) 786-8361
Towneplace Suites By Marriott4700 Market StFredericksburg, VA27.2 mi.(540) 891-0775
Days Inn21847 Three Notch RdLexington Park, MD27.6 mi.(301) 863-6666
Colonial Motel1914 Princess Anne StFredericksburg, VA27.6 mi.(540) 373-5539
Towneplace Suites Marriott2772 Jefferson Davis HwyStafford, VA27.6 mi.(540) 657-1990
Best Western Lexington ParkRt 235Lexington Park, MD27.7 mi.(301) 862-4100
Extended Stay America46565 Expedition Park DrLexington Park, MD27.7 mi.(240) 725-0100
Holiday Inn Solomons155 Holiday DrSolomons, MD27.7 mi.(410) 326-6311
Days Inn Aquia/quantico2868 Jefferson Davis HwyStafford, VA27.9 mi.(540) 659-0022
Comfort Inn SolomonsLore RdSolomons, MD28.0 mi.(410) 326-6303

Colonial Beach Weather & Climate

Northeast Virginia's climate is classified as mild, mid-latitude, with a subcategory of humid subtropical. Northeast Virginia generally has mild winters with no dry season and hot summers. Hurricanes make the coastal areas of Virginia vulnerable, but it's rare for a major hurricane to threaten the Virginia coast as hurricanes that far north tend to weaken due to cooler coast waters and increasingly westerly winds. Heavy rain from tropical cyclones are possible, however. Thunderstorms are an occasional concern with the state averaging anywhere from 30-50 days of thunderstorm activity annually, but the highest area of occurrence is towards the west.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 26°F 3.41 in. -
February 50°F 28°F 3.05 in. -
March 59°F 36°F 4.05 in. -
April 70°F 45°F 3.03 in. -
May 78°F 55°F 4.42 in. -
June 86°F 63°F 3.46 in. -
July 90°F 68°F 4.60 in. -
August 88°F 67°F 3.73 in. -
September 82°F 61°F 3.60 in. -
October 71°F 48°F 3.20 in. -
November 61°F 39°F 2.88 in. -
December 51°F 31°F 3.26 in. -

Colonial Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Ronald Reagan Washington National airport (DCA) located about 41 miles north of Colonial Beach in Washington, District Of Columbia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located approximately 54 miles northwest of Colonial Beach in Washington, District Of Columbia, the Richmond International airport (RIC) located roughly 55 miles southwest of Colonial Beach in Richmond, Virginia, and finally the Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI) located around 65 miles north of Colonial Beach in Baltimore, Maryland.

Colonial Beach Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD18.0 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD27.2 mi.
Paramount's Kings DominionDoswellVA38.5 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD40.5 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD47.9 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD52.0 mi.
JeepersRockvilleMD58.2 mi.
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA69.4 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD81.9 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD37.8 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA69.4 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE91.1 mi.
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA110.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Swan Point Yacht & Country ClubIssueMD5.2 mi.
Cameron Hills Golf LinksKing GeorgeVA11.7 mi.
Wicomico Shores Golf CourseChapticoMD12.4 mi.
Four Winds Golf CourseRappahannock AcademyVA17.7 mi.
Bushfield Country ClubMount HollyVA17.9 mi.
Breton Bay Golf & Country ClubLeonardtownMD18.3 mi.
Hobbs Hole Golf CourseTappahannockVA23.9 mi.
Hollow Creek Golf Club At GlenbrookMiddletownMD23.9 mi.
Maryland National Golf ClubMiddletownMD23.9 mi.
Woodside Country ClubTappahannockVA23.9 mi.
Potomac Ridge Golf LinksWaldorfMD25.3 mi.
Augustine Golf ClubStaffordVA26.3 mi.
Forest Greens Golf ClubTriangleVA28.0 mi.
Greystone Golf CourseWhite HallMD29.4 mi.
Chesapeake Hills Golf ClubLusbyMD29.9 mi.
Quinton Oaks Golf CourseCallaoVA29.9 mi.
Village Green Golf ClubCallaoVA29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA104.1 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA106.0 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA108.4 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA119.8 mi.
State Parks
Westmoreland State ParkVA8.6 mi. 
Caledon State ParkVA11.2 mi. 
Chapel Point State ParkMD14.4 mi. 
Purse State ParkMD19.7 mi. 
Smallwood State ParkMD23.5 mi. 
Greenwell State ParkMD25.1 mi. 
Saint Marys River State ParkMD25.7 mi. 
Leesylvania State ParkVA27.9 mi. 
Mason Neck State ParkVA29.1 mi. 
Calvert Cliffs State ParkMD31.1 mi. 
Calvert Cliffs State ParkMD31.7 mi. 
Rosaryville State ParkMD36.6 mi. 
Point Lookout State ParkMD37.2 mi. 
United States National Slavery MuseumFredericksburgVA27.2 mi.(History)
Surratt House MuseumClintonMD35.5 mi.(History)
Lyceum: Alexandria's History MuseumAlexandriaVA38.3 mi.(History)
Torpedo Factory Art CenterAlexandriaVA38.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Alexandria Archaeology MuseumAlexandriaVA38.3 mi.(History)
ALexandria Archaeology MuseumAlexandriaVA38.3 mi.(History)
Fort Ward Museum and Historic SiteAlexandriaVA38.3 mi.(History)
Friendship Firehouse MuseumAlexandriaVA38.3 mi.(History)
Gadsby's Tavern MuseumAlexandriaVA38.3 mi.(History)
Drop Zone Virtual MuseumFairfax StationVA42.5 mi.(History)
National Museum of American HistoryWashingtonDC44.4 mi.(History)
National Museum of American Jewish Military HistoryWashingtonDC44.4 mi.(History)
National Museum of Women's HistoryWashingtonDC44.4 mi.(History)
National Postal MuseumWashingtonDC44.4 mi.(History)
Tudor Place -- Historic House & GardensWashingtonDC44.4 mi.(History)
A Guide to the Museums of WashingtonWashingtonDC44.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum Services InternationalWashingtonDC44.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Octagon Museum (American Architectural Foundation)WashingtonDC44.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Washington National CathedralWashingtonDC44.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
White House Virtual ToursWashingtonDC44.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC44.4 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD74.0 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD74.0 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD74.3 mi.
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA80.8 mi.
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA104.1 mi.

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