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Colonial Beach Vacation Rentals

Colonial Beach Travel Guide

Spanning 2.6 square miles, Colonial Beach is a cozy getaway, known for being the setting of James Tigner's novel, Playground of the Potomac. Set 65 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, this small town is great for a short vacation or day trip. The boardwalk and beaches are the main attraction, with most visitors arriving by boat to the marina. Once on the peninsula, it's not uncommon to see people exploring by bike, motorcycle or even golf cart.

Things to Do in Colonial Beach

Head to the downtown Ferry Landing District to find all sorts of things to do including fishing from the Municipal Pier. Alternatively, simply stroll down the Boardwalk and take in the waterfront views, people-watch or step inside The Beach Shop for souvenirs to take home.

Once you've worked up an appetite, grab a bite to eat from one of the food vendors such as Beach Taco or get a table at the Dockside Restaurant and Tiki Bar.

Don’t forget to stick around for incredible sunsets that dimly illuminate the surrounding waterways of the Potomac River, Monroe Bay, and Monroe Creek. Afterward, stop by one of the live music venues to end the night.

Best Time to Visit Colonial Beach

Travelers tend to visit for the beach from early to mid-June to early October.

Price and Availability Index in Colonial Beach

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Colonial Beach is in August, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Colonial Beach is in the high season in July. Colonial Beach has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Colonial Beach tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Colonial Beach tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Colonial Beach

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Colonial Beach. The hottest month in Colonial Beach is May, when temperatures peak at 97 ˚F. The coolest month is April, when temperatures drop to -7 ˚F. The wettest month in Colonial Beach is August with 5.55 inches of rain, while the driest month is May with 1.33 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Colonial Beach

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO and more. AllTheRooms has 159 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Colonial Beach, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to Colonial Beach can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $29 per night. A typical accommodation in Colonial Beach costs on average $185 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Colonial Beach can pick from 84 places to stay that provide WiFi. 9 places to stay include a breakfast. If you're planning on arriving in Colonial Beach by car, be sure to choose from 88 accommodations that provide parking. 8 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

AllTheRooms has 37 pet-friendly places to stay in Colonial Beach, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

In Colonial Beach AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 3 providers, including 54 places to stay from Airbnb, 18 accommodations from Homeaway and 18 places to stay from VRBO.

111 of our accommodations in Colonial Beach have been reviewed and rated. 70% are rated excellent or good. 50 places to stay in are instantly bookable.