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Cappahosic Beach Boat Landing

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This is a very small, and somewhat out of the way, site surrounded by houses, some of historic importance. The launch provides boat access to the York River where, during summer, quiet paddling is likely to produce close encounters with common estuarine birds such as herons, terns, spotted sandpipers, great black-backed gulls, and bald eagles. In winter, the site is more likely to be visited by a variety of puddle and diving ducks.


Location Coordinates: 37.380275, -76.635501

From US-17 turn south onto Rt. 606/Ark Road. Travel 2.8 miles and turn left onto Rt. 614/Hickory Fork Road. Proceed 0.5 miles and turn right on Rt. 618/Cappahosic Road. Drive 2.3 miles to the end of the road, which is a public boat landing.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: County of Gloucester Parks, Recreation, & Tourism: 804-693-2355, prt@gloucesterva.info
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Cappahosic Beach Boat Landing (as reported to eBird)

  • Bufflehead
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Blue Jay
  • American Crow
  • European Starling

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms