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.
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.
Travelers tend to visit for the beach from early to mid-June to early October.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Colonial Beach. The warmest months in Colonial Beach are June and August, when temperatures reach 100 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 14 ˚F. The wettest month in Colonial Beach is May with 4.67 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.85 inches of rain.
At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO and more. Colonial Beach has 154 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Colonial Beach can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $30 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $184 per night.
If you need an internet connection during your stay in Colonial Beach, then you can choose from over 84 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 9 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 3 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Colonial Beach by car, be sure to choose from 85 accommodations that provide parking. 8 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 36 pet-friendly accommodations available.
AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 3 providers in Colonial Beach, including 51 places to stay from Airbnb, 24 accommodations from Homeaway and 18 places to stay from VRBO
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