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Gloucester Point Beach


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.


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.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

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

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

  • Rock Pigeon
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Song Sparrow
  • Royal Tern
  • House Sparrow
  • Laughing Gull
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • House Finch

Seasonal Bird Observations


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