15 Fun  Things  to Do in Yorktown Beach, VA

Yorktown Beach is repeatedly labeled one of the best beaches in Virginia. In 2018, Yorktown Beach was rated the second-best beach in Virginia by USA Today! Today, Yorktown Beach is named the top beach on the Peninsula by Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Best of 2021.”

Located along the York River, Yorktown Beach is one of Hampton Roads’ best outdoor family destinations. Locals and nearby Williamsburg tourists flock to Yorktown Beach in the summer and on warm days to cool off and have a little fun.

River Cruises

Riverwalk Landing, right next to Yorktown Beach, offers two options for river cruises. Check out Yorktown Sailing Charters or the Schooner Alliance for guided tours of the area by water

Watersports Rentals

You can  rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards from Patriot Tours & Provisions in the Riverwalk Landing area. Take in the views of the York River, maritime activity, and cruise ships.

Victory Monument

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Located just minutes from Yorktown Beach, in the historic district, sits the Yorktown Victory Monument. The monument represents the surrender of Cornwallis’ army in October of 1781.

Trolley Tour

Taking a Yorktown Trolley Tour is a great way to learn about historic Yorktown! The tour is guided and will make several stops along the way so that you can hop out and take in the history.

Colonial Williamsburg Living Museum

Colonial Williamsburg is the largest outdoor educational museum in the country. There are dozens of original and recreated 18th-century buildings, homes, and shops that tourists can visit.

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