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Colonial Beach
Westmoreland County, Virginia


"Oyster Capital of the Potomac"
"Playground of the Potomac"

Page Contents for Colonial Beach, Virginia

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Colonial Beach is approximately 3,500 (2000), 3542 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,924 (1990), 1588 (2010).
The amount of land area in Colonial Beach is 4.045 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.589 sq kilometers.
The distance from Colonial Beach to Washington DC is 44 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
Colonial Beach is positioned 38.25 degrees north of the equator and 76.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Colonial Beach average annual rainfall is 41.28 inches per year
Colonial Beach average annual snowfall is 15.4 inches per year.
Colonial Beach average temperature is 57.6 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 37.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 77.7 degrees F.


in Westmoreland County on Virginia's Northern Neck along the Potomac River, halfway between D.C. and the Chesapeake Bay. Here is a location page for Colonial Beach. It is about 65 miles to both Washington, D. C. and Richmond, Virginia. It is about 30 miles to Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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seasonal. Here is a climate page for Colonial Beach.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Colonial Beach with both information and pictures.

Colonial Beach quickly became a "tourist attraction" with its beachers and waterfront properties. By the late 1800's, many Victorian homes and hotels were built. Alexander Graham Bell was one of the towns early residents. He, among others, used Colonial Beach as a summer retreat.

Known as the "Oyster Capital of the Potomac" because of fighting just offshore during the Oyster Wars.
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Colonial Beach is a quaint little town tucked away on the Potomac River in the Northern Neck section of Virginia. It is only about 15 miles from the birthplaces of George Washington, James Monroe and Robert E. Lee.

The Museum at Colonial Beach
at the corner of Hawthorne Street and Washington Avenue
Phone: 804-224-5800 or 224-8020
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Economy & Industry

mainly influenced by tourism. There is a growing retirement community and also "weekenders" who contribute to the local economy.
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Colonial Beach City Government

Official site for Colonial Beach, Virginia

Town of Colonial Beach
18 N. Irving Avenue
Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443
Phone: (804) 224-7181
Fax: (804) 224-7185

Colonial Beach Chamber

Town of Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce
Post Office Box 475
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Voice: 804-224-8145
FAX: 804-224-8145

Colonial Beach Organizations

Town of Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce
Post Office Box 475
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Voice: 804-224-8145
FAX: 804-224-8145

Colonial Beach Libraries

Abraham and William I. Cooper Memorial Library
18 Washington Street
Colonial Beach VA 22443
Phone: 804-224-0921

Colonial Beach Schools

Colonial Beach Public Schools
16 North Irving Avenue
Colonial Beach, Virginia

Colonial Beach Elementary & High School
315 Douglas Avenue
Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443
Phone: 804-224-4357

PTA Information:
1. Krispy Kreme Doughnut orders will be available for pick up at the elementary school. contact Brenda Sandy @ 224-4357 for more information
2. Science Fair March 22- 25. Luncheon in honor of the judges sponsored by PTA, Wednesday March 24 @ 12:00/ contact Mrs. Becky Hunt @ 224-9897 for more information
3. PTA Executive Committee Meeting, Tuesday April 6, 2004 @ 7 P.M./ Elementary building
4. PTA General Meeting Tuesday, April 20, 2004 @ 7 P.M./ Elementary gym Colonial Beach


The population of Colonial Beach was:
1980 - 2,474
1990 - 3,132
2000 - 3,500
The summer population ranges from 5,000 to 10,000!

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