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Gloucester Point Beach

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDWR encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail for any COVID-19 policies or closures. This information is typically posted on a site's own website. Remember to maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.

Description

The beach, located below the north end of the Coleman Memorial Bridge, provides year-round views of waterbirds. A brochure for this site can be found on the Gloucester County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism website which corresponds to a self-guided interpretive walk around the York River. The greatest bird diversity here occurs during fall migration and winter, but this is a site that can be checked at any time for potentially good finds. During warmer months, the weedy area between the parking lot and the water attracts butterflies and a few dragonflies that make for interesting viewing.

Directions

Traveling south on US 17:

Just before crossing the Coleman Memorial Bridge, turn left onto Greate Road and continue 0.8 miles to the parking lot at the road’s end, facing the channel.
To return to the interstate, return to US 17. Turn left onto US 17 South and follow the signs to I-64

Location & Directions

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Site Information

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

Birds Recently Seen at Gloucester Point Beach (as reported to eBird)

  • Rock Pigeon
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • European Starling
  • Bufflehead
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Common Loon
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Turkey Vulture
  • American Crow

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Accessible
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Boat Ramp