Located in historic Yorktown, this 2-acre beachfront provides opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing. A fishing pier and 10-acre grass picnic area are also available. The Waterfront has restroom and shower facilities which are open from April through October 19th. The beach and beach picnic area can be requested for weddings, company outings, picnics, receptions, family reunions, and other approved uses.
Amenities: • Family Friendly
There are several small sections of sandy beach in Yorktown. My kids thought that the beach looked inviting; there were lots of families playing on the clean-looking sand and in the shallow water. So, to appease the children we splashed a bit in the water on our way back to the car.
From the shores of Yorktown, the York River is beautiful. But, at the water's edge - the water appears murky and dirty with debris collecting in spots.
Would I let my kids play in the sand? Absolutely! Would I let them get their feet wet and play with the water? Yes. Would I encourage them to wade above their knees or swim? No.
I grew up not far from Yorktown Beach. While Yorktown is rich in history and is beautiful, the beach is barely adequate. The water is murky and is a jellyfish haven for the majority of the summer. Despite the city's best efforts, litter has always been an issue. It is a decent spot to sunbathe but not for water play (in my opinion). Families are better off making the drive to VA Beach for the day.
This is a small, cozy, family oriented beach that kids and parents will love alike. They have Ben & Jerry's and a few hotel, they have a historic trolley ride which is enjoyable. They have a fish pier where you can go crabbing, and fishing. The beach was clean.