Chesapeake Bay KOA and Sunset Hotel

Well this post is way overdue.  We visited this campground in August so I apologize for the delay in my writing about it.  

This was our longest trip to date at the time.  We started out and stopped at Assateage National Seashore for one night which was our first try at boondocking.  We only stayed the night there but had a great experience.  My post on that is at this link.

We continued on to the Chesapeake Bay KOA and Sunset Hotel and spent three nights here.  The campground is located in Cape Charles Virginia just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the Chesapeake side of the peninsula.  It is important to pay attention to the entrance instructions included in your confirmation email (I didn’t) to make your arrival easier.   Once you check in an employee guides you to your site and helps direct you into your spot.  We had full hookups which were all in good shape.  The only negative on the hook ups were that the sewer access pipe is elevated so you have to lift your hose to get the waste out.

There are not a lot of trees here however we were located against the North fence and had a great site in the shade.  As you can see from the picture below it was a nice spot.

One of the attractions for this campground was their pet friendly atmosphere.  Besides have a large fenced in dog run where we could let our dogs run and burn energy, they have a section of beach that the dogs are allowed to run leash free.  The only draw back on the beach is that is is next to a wildlife preservation area that you are not allowed to enter, try telling my dog Venus that.  

We don’t use the public showers/restrooms or laundry mats at the campgrounds but I always try to stick my head in and see how they look.  There are three bath houses and they looked clean when I checked with a full park of people so they were being used.  There is a Bar/Restaurante at the beach which is nice.  We only ate there once and the food was ok, a little pricey but not to bad.  There’s lots of outdoor seating to look out over the beach and Chesapeake Bay.  Being on the Bay side you get to see the sunsets over the water which is nice.  The campground also has a nice general store with an ice-cream shop inside.  Trash was picked up constantly by the staff during the day if you put it out by the road.

It rained one day while we were there so we went up to the town of Cape Charles and did a bit of window shopping.  It’s a nice small town and worth going for a stroll on main street and visit some of the shops.

This is a nice family campground on the water and I would definitely recommend it as a place to visit.

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