Nearby Attractions

Below is just a sample of trips accessible from Crown Pointe Marina by sail, prop or wheel. All can be completed within one to three days. Still more trip ideas can be found at the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network or BayDreaming.

Williamsburg Winery - The Williamsburg Winery, originally deeded in 1616, currently produces 65,000 cases per year. Tours and tastings and a variety of special events are scheduled throughout the year. Learn more at: http://williamsburgwinery.com/  
Busch Gardens and Water Country USA - Busch Gardens and Water Country USA offer family-friendly activities for thrill seekers and gravity-fearing visitors alike. Learn more at: http://buschgardens.com/ http://watercountryusa.com/en/williamsburg/
Virginia Institute of Marine Science - Visit VIMS for fascinating lectures from leading marine scientists or take the children to the family-friendly Discovery Labs to learn about blue crabs and shipwrecks. http://www.vims.edu/
Gloucester - Gloucester. Spend a day at Gloucester Courthouse–one of the only remaining Colonial structures–and then pick up a novel at Twice Told Tales bookstore, sample gourmet food at Kelsick Gardens (or one of the other many fine dining establishments nearby), and watch a movie at the tiny Hillside Cinema. Learn more at: http://www.gloucesterva.info/VisitGloucester/tabid/1423/Default.aspx
Kingsmill Resort and Spa - At the popular Kingsmill Resort and Spa, home to the LPGA Tour’s Michelob ULTRA Open, enjoy several golf courses, tennis courts, a full spa and several restaurants. http://www.kingsmill.com/
Riverwalk Landing - At Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown, enjoy shops, galleries, museums and fine dining. Special events feature musical performances, artists, fresh local food, living history and fireworks. The fascinating Waterman’s Museum also honors nautical history and boat craft. http://www.riverwalklanding.com/
New Point Comfort - New Point Comfort, home of the Chesapeake Bay’s third-oldest lighthouse, the Bay and its five rivers provide protected anchorage for shallow-water gunkholing. Renown for its natural habitats of beaches, salt marshes and forested wetlands, this tiny strip of land is also home to a wide variety of coastal and marine plants and animals. For years, sports and […]
Williamsburg - Williamsburg, Virginia is a destination for the entire family, where historical attractions, museums and cultural arts combine with theme parks, restaurants and shopping. From Crown Pointe Marina, you can drive the beautiful Colonial Parkway through calming woods, with scenic views of the York River. Upon arriving, visit Colonial Williamsburg to see an entire town laid out as it […]
Cape Charles - Cape Charles, Virginia has one of the largest concentrations of late-Victorian buildings on the East Coast, with most of its structures built between 1885 and 1920. Visit http://www.capecharlesbythebay.com/
Norfolk - The busy city of Norfolk, Virginia is centered around the port of Hampton Roads, one of the largest, naturally deep, ice-free harbors in the world. You can see tugs, barges, sailboats, commercial vessels, and navy ships moving in and out of the port through the Elizabeth River. Norfolk’s downtown waterfront area is located right on […]
Hampton - Visit the charming downtown waterfront area, which features cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks, and shops, restaurants, pubs, galleries, an air and space museum, restored antique carousel, and a waterfront park. http://www.visithampton.com/
Reedville - Reedville, Virginia is named for Captain Elijah Reed, a sea captain from Maine who came down to this area in 1874 and found a golden opportunity in a certain Chesapeake Bay fish. Legend has it that, as early as the 1620s, the Indians taught the Pilgrims the value of burying menhaden in each hill of […]
Smith Island - For generations, the people of Smith Island, Maryland have crabbed the island’s waters, six days a week from 3 a.m. to at least 6 p.m., April through December. It is possible to read the names on the tombstones next to the church in the middle of town and prove that the present inhabitants are direct […]
Onancock - Onancock, Virginia, first called Port Scarborough, is one of only a handful of Virginian towns and cities still in existence that were founded in 1680, the year of the Virginia Assembly’s Act of Cohabitation—which encouraged the development of a few key, port-of-entry towns throughout the colony. The winding deep-water creek by Onancock linked its high-banked land […]
Tangier Island - Tangier Island, Virginia is home to a tiny island community of watermen and their families that for centuries was isolated from the outside world. The majority of its original settlers were from Southwest Island, and Tangier’s residents still speak a variation of their ancestral accent. Most of Tangier Island is listed on the National Register […]
Poquoson - Poquoson, Virginia is located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, on the Poquoson River. This small city, with a population of about 12,000 residents, was chartered in 1631. “Poquoson” is an Indian word meaning “marshy lowlands.” Poquoson offers a selection of unique shops including antiques, art galleries and gift shops. These businesses host two […]
Urbanna - Urbanna, Virginia was established as a port for the shipment of tobacco to England. Urbanna’s Tobacco Warehouse, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1766 and serves as a visitors center today.  The Middlesex Courthouse, also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1748 and is one […]

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