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Winter Harbor Landing


Winter Harbor Landing is a county-owned site surrounded by private property; visitors must stay on the public right-of-way. The site is backed by stands of loblolly pine and red cedar, where birds commonly frequent, especially during migrations. Large mudflats within telescope range host a variety of loafing gulls and terns, waterfowl, and more than a dozen species of shorebirds. These shorebirds attract northern harriers that nest in the nearby marshes. The channels may be explored more thoroughly by small boat.


Physical Address: 2959 Potato Neck Road, Port Haywood, VA 23138

From SR 14 turn onto Rt. 608/Potato Neck Road and continue on until the road ends at Winter Harbor Landing.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Mathews County Planning, Zoning and Wetlands Office; (804)-725-4034
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Parking
  • Kayak/Canoe Launch
  • Boat Ramp