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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 in Colonial Beach

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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 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 January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in Colonial Beach

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Colonial Beach. The warmest months in Colonial Beach are July and May, when temperatures reach 96 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 17 ˚F. The wettest month in Colonial Beach is May with 5.82 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 0.7 inches of rain.

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