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Yorktown Beach

Yorktown, VA
+1 757-890-3500
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Visiting our son

We just was able to walk on the small beach area and wade in the waters. Many family and just loved... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lendel B
via mobile
Relaxing and pretty at night!

We had planned to drive to Virginia Beach, but this was a nice find! The beach is very nice with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“clean beach” (11 reviews)
“york river” (28 reviews)
“small beach” (15 reviews)
Yorktown, VA
+1 757-890-3500
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just was able to walk on the small beach area and wade in the waters. Many family and just loved the small dog park

Thank Lendel B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had planned to drive to Virginia Beach, but this was a nice find! The beach is very nice with swim areas marked. Cool water was welcome with the heat this week! Go and get a nice float at Walmart....relax and float away!

Thank mbeach
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being from a land locked state, my son had not been to a beach and wanted the experience. We really did not want to fight the track traveling to VA Beach and luckily stumbled onto this beach. Yorktown Beach checked all the boxes, although it...More

2  Thank travelgrlArkansas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free close parking, free beach access, free fishing pier, no fishing license required. Nice place to walk about. Picturesque. Nice drive there from Williamsburg on the parkway. Some shopping and resturants on the water. Quite small beach area. On a large river, not the ocean

Thank ktshe2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Never thought I would like a river beach but how wrong I was. It is stunning. The beach is clean, love,y sand and great views.

Thank J0anneM
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several areas of sandy beach and calm, clean water safe enough for families with small children. Parking, restaurants and restrooms are all within walking distance. Fishing opportunities available in shade and sun -- under the bridge or on the pier. A great trip...More

2  Thank Celie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yorktown beach area has a nice walk along the York River. There are shops and restaurants and a beach area. Benches to sit and relax. Great place to visit and relax.

1  Thank Birdman45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We strolled through the town alongside the beach and it seemed a very restful place with families, some with young children, enjoying the sunshine. The walk ran very close alongside the beach but did not seem to impinge on the enjoyment of those sitting on...More

Thank M L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would get there early so you get a good parking spot. I liked how close it was to parking and restrooms.

1  Thank Kin44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I happened across this area about three weeks ago and have returned twice. Parking is free, The trolley is free. The beach is free. There are free bathrooms. In today's world of everything costing something, this was a real relief. The beach...More

2  Thank traveler38richmond
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Questions & Answers
Holly D
4 July 2017|
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Response from James J | Reviewed this property |
Matthew (above) answered your ? Quite thoroughly. Though I might add, the beach upriver has no lifeguards and I would emphasize the boat traffic is also more congested there. Also sea nettles might be a problem if you don't... More
Holly D
4 July 2017|
Response from Rich M | Reviewed this property |
The beach swim area is marked by buoys. It is fairly modest in size. The river will have a lot of boating traffic on the 4th of July weekend and would not be safe for a swim of that length for most people. In calm weather... More
Shirli E
6 February 2017|
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Response from sharon c | Reviewed this property |
I have never rented a kayak there but since it is on a river there should be several places to rent kayaks. The river itself is beautiful and each time I've been there it's been calm. HOpe you go and enjoy youself.