If you’re looking for a family-oriented campground on the Eastern Shore, Cherrystone Family Camping Resort is a great place to explore. Located in Cape Charles, Virginia, Cherrystone has over 300 acres of waterfront property and over 700 beautiful campsites.
Accommodations include cabins, cottages, campers, and even luxurious airconditioned glamping tents. If you’re more interested in exploring nature in a camper, no worries, you can rent those too!
Cherrystone has beaches, pools, charter fishing, crabbing, kayaking, mini-golf, spa-like bathhouses, horseshoe pits, volleyball and basketball courts, sunsets, live entertainment and more.
Happy Campers Say it Best!
"Great family campground. There is so much to do and lots of activities for the kids and adults. We had a nice pull through site with space for the truck and all our stuff at the spot under shade. Tight pulling in and out because the roads are narrow and the trees, but manageable. Quick walk to the beach and sunsets. Pools are nice, huge camp store, and good food options at the café. We had prepaid so were able to do the quick check-in at the booth. Everyone had a great time." - Google Review
2. Tom's Cove Park
Tom's Cove Park is located in Chincoteague on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The campground has many local attractions nearby including the Assateague National Seashore and Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge. You can enjoy surf fishing, bird watching, beaches, charter boats, and tennis courts. The Park has a boat ramp, marina, three fishing piers, a swimming pool, and a clubhouse.
Annual Chincoteague Pony Penning
Pony Penning is an annual pony swim and auction in Chincoteague, Virginia. Once a year, feral Ponies are herded across the Assateague Channel by the “Saltwater Cowboys” when the water is calm. Once they’ve reached Chincoteague Island, they are penned for the evening and then auctioned off the next day. The ponies that are not auctioned off take a journey back home to Assateague Island.
What People Are Saying...
"This is one of my favorite campgrounds. Right on the water. You can see the light house from the three Very large fishing crabbing piers and a nice boat ramp. Stocked camping store. This is an older campground so dont expect level concrete pads to setup on. The staff are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. I absolutely recommend staying here." - Google Review
3. Kiptopeke State Park
Kiptopeke State Park is located in Cape Charles, Virginia, which is about an hour away from Virginia Beach. Conducted by the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory, Kiptopeke State Park is the site of many bird population studies.
The Park offers its visitors campsites, cabins, lodges, RV and tent camping, yurts, and a bunkhouse. For water lovers, the park has two beaches on the Chesapeake, a boat ramp, and a large fishing pier. Other amenities include 5 miles of hiking and biking, a playground for the kids, and a large picnic area.
"We come here yearly for the weekend. Never crowded, always clean, facilities are in good shape and convenient. If you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy the beach without crazy surf or tides, this is it. Well worth the toll and parking fee."
"I really like this place! Campsites are wide with some all shaded sites and some with a line of trees along the back with shade for the picnic tables. There is a beach and fishing pier a 15 minute walk away. We RV, but the tent section is away from the RV section and they are some of the nicest around!"
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