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.
Browse rentals from all the best providers including Airbnb, Homeaway, VRBO and others at AllTheRooms.com. Colonial Beach has 159 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. If you are wanting to save money, the lowest priced place to stay in Colonial Beach is only $30 a night. In general, an accommodation in Colonial Beach will cost you $184 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 85 accommodations in Colonial Beach that have WiFi. 8 places to stay include a morning meal. Driving to Colonial Beach? Then choose one of the 88 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 8 places to stay have a a pool or jacuzzi
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then make sure to choose one of the 42 pet-friendly accommodations available.
We combine a wide variety of Colonial Beach accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 3 providers, including 57 places to stay from Airbnb, 21 accommodations from Homeaway and 16 places to stay from VRBO.
111 accommodations in Colonial Beach have been reviewed; 70% are rated excellent or good. 43 accommodations allow instant booking.