Cape Charles is a beautiful historic town on Virginia's Eastern Shore with a free public beach just steps from the main street. Downtown is dotted with boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Dining options include an intimate bistro, an Irish pub, an old-fashioned lunch counter, several waterfront restaurants, and more. There's no shortage of good drinks either. Cape Charles is home to a cider tasting room, a brewery, and a distillery tasting room. You can hit the links at Bay Creek Resort and Golf Club, which is home to two 18-hole golf courses, one designed by Arnold Palmer and one designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Just under an hour from Sunset Beach Hotel is the resort city of Virginia Beach. At the Oceanfront, visitors can stroll the boardwalk, swim in the Atlantic Ocean, or do some shopping. Touch a horseshoe crab or watch seals play at The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Hit the links at one of Virginia Beach's 11 public golf courses, visit one of the area's state parks, go dolphin or whale watching, check out an amusement park, do some shopping, visit a museum, attend a festival or catch some live music. Virginia Beach is a haven for arts, culture, and nightlife, and it's just a hop, skip, and a jump from Sunset Beach.
A day trip up to Chincoteague is a must when you visit Virginia's Eastern Shore. Browse shops, galleries, and boutiques downtown, check out dining options that range from classic seafood restaurants to authentic Vietnamese cuisine and more. Visit Maui Jack's Waterpark and get your adrenaline pumping on twisting slides, relax in the lazy river or turn the kids loose in a play area just for them. Explore Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge or Assateague Island National Seashore to experience the island's natural beauty, including the wild Chincoteague Ponies and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to learn about the past, present, and future of NASA.