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Great free beach!

The Yorktown beach is a wonderful place for families with kids. There is a protected area for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen G
San Antonio, Texas
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Cool, scenic and relaxing

Small beach with a lot of personality. Cute shops and good restaurants within walking distance... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leslie S
Richmond, Virginia
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425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
+1 757-890-3500
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All reviewsclean beachyork riversmall beach areanice sandgreat beachfree parkingfishing pierfamily friendly beachnice place to relaxparking deckpublic restroomsgreat for kidsday tripshops and restaurantsthe river walkwater streetchesapeake bay
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Yorktown beach is a wonderful place for families with kids. There is a protected area for swimming. The whole area is great for families and the beach is just the icing on the cake!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Small beach with a lot of personality. Cute shops and good restaurants within walking distance. Free parking deck and public bathrooms are a plus. Great day trip!

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely small beach in a beautiful setting. No waves. This is along the river.Plenty of free parking. Lovely town with shops nearby.

Thank searchingamerica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in the dead of summer and it was busy, but not horrible. Some cute restaurants. Great place to cool off.

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach gets crowded, so my suggestion is to arrive early. The water sadly had jelly fish this summer, so I did not partake in Stand Up Paddle Boarding. The beach is quite small. Visitors often leave it a mess.

1  Thank TINKERBELLE0818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you visit Yorktown VA you don’t envision quiet beach coves, and a beautiful paved pathway along the riverfront, but that’s what you will find! Amid the historical battlefield, museums and homes there is a lovely river walk, marina and beach complete with shops and...More

Thank denivit2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far one of the best beaches to go to. Small and quant. Very family orientated. Nothing is better than listen to the sounds of music on the beach or going to the farmers market and seeing the tall sail ships. Checking out the stores...More

Thank mcjdolphin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful spot. The beach is incredibly clean. It made for a great day of fun in the sun and sand. I am really glad we made the trip. The swimming areas are perfect.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is FABULOUS!! I could not get over how CLEAN it was. The sand was BRIGHT white. Just heavenly. So very well maintained.

1  Thank patriciasowers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, this beach is not like a beach at the ocean but it was a very nice find for us while walking along the Yorktown river walk and around Yorktown. It was a nice "beach" area where many families and children were enjoying themselves. We...More

2  Thank jwmcrazynurse
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10 September 2018|
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Response from LSNS2652 | Reviewed this property |
I imagine it closes at dusk, though I have seen people walking on the beach at night. Swimming at night is never wise.
31 August 2018|
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Response from FWH61 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a couple of people with them, even splashing in the water. I am not sure what the rule is, but no one seemed to mind. Great place! Beware of jellyfish!
28 July 2018|
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Response from bvanwely | Reviewed this property |
No waves. It's on the York River, not the bay or ocean.