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Camping Gifts for Him

It’s never too early to start thinking about the perfect gifts for the outdoorsy men in your life. Family, friends and significant others will be delighted when they open these adventurous presents! A Weekend Adventure The best camping gift ever? A trip camping! Set a weekend for your main man to head to one of the best small towns on the Chesapeake Bay, Cape Charles, VA. At Sunset Beach Resort, h...
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Romantic Camping Ideas

If you're planning a romantic camping trip, remember: Virginia IS for lovers. Our campground, conveniently located near the gorgeous Cape Charles' LOVEwork sculpture, is the perfect backdrop for a weekend of reconnecting. With cozy cabins, spacious RV sites, onsite dining, and stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay, your loved one will be requesting a romantic camping trip every anniversary. With ou...
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ESVA Events | Fall 2017

As the hot temperatures fade away, camping takes a new and exciting form. This fall, Sunset Beach Resort is your home base while you explore Virginia’s gorgeous Eastern Shore and sample some local eats and drinks.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Thursday, August 31 – Monday, September 4 | Labor Day Weekend at SBR

Have you made your Labor Day Weekend Plans? Experience the newest RV resort at Sunset Beach!

The weekend includes: a patriotic golf cart parade and concert series featuring Ray Meeks, HM Johnson, and Shawn Fenner.
Save 20% on new reservations! Promo Code: LAB20

Saturday, September 9 | Eastern Shore’s Own Craft Beer & Music Festival
Belle Haven, VA

A craft beer and music festival fundraiser for ESO Arts Center. This philanthropic (and fun!) event features over 30 regional microbrews (10 samples included with ticket) local food vendors, and raffles & silent auction. Plus, there will be live music by LOADED GOAT and GUAVA JAM.

Cost: Advance $20/$10 DD, Day of $27/$14 DD

Sept 8 & 9 BOGO Special! Promo Code: B2SB1

Friday, September 23 - 24 | Cape2Cape Paddle Crossing

Head to Cape Charles, VA to watch an exciting international SUP, Prone, Surfski and OC1 Advanced Paddleboard Contest.

This event is sure to be exciting for water enthusiasts of all ages!

 

Sept 22 & 23 BOGO Special! Promo Code: B2SB1

Friday, September 29 | Taste Of Chincoteague
Chincoteague, VA

This signature event kicks-off Chincoteague Island Restaurant Week. It’s an evening of food samplings from some of Chincoteague’s best while enjoying live music and unique local and regional artwork.

Saturday, September 30 | Brew N’ Que & Oysters Too!
Cape Charles, VA

This event features tasty BBQ, clams and oysters plus unlimited sampling of beer! Live music will feature Herbie D and the Dangermen.

Tickets: $40 per person


OCTOBER 2017

Saturday, October 7 | Chincoteague Oyster Festival
Chincoteague, VA

Chincoteague oysters — known for their salty, briny flavor — bring the island community together every October to celebrate the famous bivalves, which are shipped all over the world.

Cost: $45

Saturday, October 14 | Swine and Wine
Accomac, VA

As the name suggests there is plenty of swine at this event — in the form of tender, smoky pork barbecue, as well as smoked chicken. Guests get a true taste of a southern barbecue dinner with all the fixings, as the meal is accompanied by collard greens, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and coleslaw. A variety of wine and beer is available including vintages from local winery Chatham Vineyards. There is live music to keep guests entertained, and a silent auction features Eastern Shore art, golfing trips, fishing gear and many other items. Get a real taste of what parties are like on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at Swine and Wine.

Friday, October 20 – 22 & October 27 - 29 | Halloween Spooktacular

Enjoy trick or treating around the resort, hear tales of ghost stories on our haunted boat ride and if you dare, take a walk on our haunted trail walk. We will also be holding site decorating contests, costume contests and a golf cart parade, where the best decorated cart wins, with a prize for every WINNER!

Saturday, October 28 | Between the Waters Bike Tour

Cruise Virginia's Eastern Shore! Tucked between Bay & Sea, revel in the longest stretch of natural coastline remaining on the east coast. Starting on the Chesapeake Bay, cycle along golden fields, and through historic, seaside hamlets. For hobbyists to uber cyclists.


NOVEMBER 2017 | VA WINE AND BRINE MONTH

Saturday, November 4 | Island House Oyster Roast

Saturday, November 4 | Saxis Island Oyster Roast

Saturday, November 11 | Merrior & Terrior Oyster Extravaganza

Saturday, November 11 | Blue Crab Bay’s Oysters a la Carte

Saturday, November 18 | Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast

Saturday, November 25 | Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast


Learn more about the Sunset Beach Resort located at 4271 Wise Point Ln, Cape Charles, VA 23310.

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Celebrate the Eclipse!

Though not on the path of totality, observers on the Eastern Shore will see 81.5 % partial eclipse. The maximum eclipse will occur when the moon covers part of the sun’s disk from this location at approximately 2:46 p.m. While NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center down the road in Chincoteague will be celebrating with a special view event , we've got a couple special ways to celebrate: Make...
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Why You Need a Midweek Vacation

When do you relax? If we had to guess it's probably somewhere between Friday afternoon - Sunday evening. Most people think of their “fun” time as the weekend, but at Sunset Beach Resort , we think the best time to escape is during the week! A ton of research has been done on the benefits of relaxation and downtime. Recharging improves everything from blood pressure to mental health. And while the...
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Events for July 2017

From celebrating the Nation’s Birthday to rocking out on our beachfront porch, you’ll want to make plans for these upcoming events at Sunset Beach Resort and around ESVA this July. Summer is kicking off with an amazing line-up of fun and family friendly events. When will we see you? Fridays & Saturdays: Sunset Yoga on the Beach Tuesdays: Cape Charles Farmer’s Market June 30 – July 4: Stars & Strip...
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Fourth of July Food and Fun

The Fourth of July is on a Tuesday this year, which means it’s the perfect excuse for a long weekend outdoors! Here are our quick tips for having the perfect Independence Day celebration: Plan Your Celebratory Events Because the holiday is on a Tuesday, fireworks the fireworks and celebrations of our nation's birthday will most likely be scattered throughout the weekend leading up to the fourth. B...
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ESVA Events | June - November 2017

Sunset Beach Resort is your home base while you explore Virginia’s gorgeous Eastern Shore and sample some local eats and drinks this summer and fall. MAY TO OCTOBER 2017 Fridays | Steamers, Suds & Sounds on C-Pier Concert Series Cape Charles, VA This Friday night outdoor concert s eries runs right into October. Music lovers will be able to chow down on crabs, oysters, clams, shrimp, potatoes and s...
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Why Millennials Choose the Great Outdoors

Millennials are heading to the great outdoors now more than ever.

So how does a millennial connect – and stay connected – in the great outdoors? CBS News shows us how a new generation is making camping their own.

Why Millennials Choose Chesapeake Bay KOA Resort & Beach Club:

  1. The Views. You simply can’t beat waking up in the morning to a private beach.
  2. The Excursions. Sunset Beach Resort offers a shuttle service to take you to day long adventures on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
  3. The Amenities. We’ve got plenty of water sports to keep you entertained all day long from kayaking to paddle boarding, we’ve got you covered. Plus, did we mention we have two pools? Well, we do!
  4. The Lodging. Looking for a week outdoors? Or, what about a weekend getaway in a cozy coastal cottage? Or, maybe you just want a hotel room for a little R&R? No matter what you’re looking for, it’s here at Sunset Beach.
  5. The Drinks & Food. Happy Hour anyone? We’ve got local craft brews and eats for you and your crew to enjoy.

Learn more about Chesapeake Bay KOA Resort & Beach Club located at 4271 Wise Point Ln, Cape Charles, VA 23310.

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A Great Grilled Cheese Party

If you’re looking to add a little foodie fun to your RV adventure, consider hosting a Grilled Cheese Party. What better after a long day on the Chesapeake Bay than a spread of different loaves of bread, cheeses and fixins’ with friends or family?
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5 Must-Play Pool Games

Did you know Chesapeake Bay KOA Resort & Beach Club has not one, but two fantastic pools? One pool is family-friendly and overlooks the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay! The other pool is adults only for guest 18 years or older.

For kids and adults who are still a child at heart, here are our top 5 pool games:

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Prep to Camp With Your Pup!

Now that the days are getting longer, there is ample to time to hang outside with your four-legged best friend.  Here are a few important tips for taking your pup(s) on backpacking, tent camping, or RV adventures.

1)    Refresh your dog’s campsite etiquette

Before you embark on your tail-wagging outdoor exploration, give your dog an update on basic commands including come, drop, and stay. This refresh will help your four-legged friend stay clear of other campsites or out of danger.

The Art of Manliness Guide, Adventures with Fido: How to Camp with Your Dog, recommends these five commands:

  • Whoa:  Use this for stop, freeze, don’t move.
  • Come:  Self-explanatory.
  • Down:  Lay down, don’t move until I tell you it’s okay.
  • Okay:  We’re cool.  As you were.
  • Leave it:  Whatever is in your mouth, drop it

Also, this ASPCA guide to training your dog for outdoor adventures is a great refresh.

2)    Pest Protection

It is so important that before your dog heads the outdoors, he or she is protected against fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, heartworm and other outdoor pests.

Talk to your vet ahead of time about the following:

•    Flea and tick preventives

•    Heartworm medication

•    Vaccinations

•    Rabies shots

 

3)    Pack for your pup

You don’t need to pack heavy, but here are a few ‘musts’ to ensure your puppy remains safe, hydrated and engaged:

•    A dedicated doggy bottle for water

•    Collapsible food and water bowls

•    Dog backpacks for excursions

•    Leash/collar

•    Toys

•    First aid kit:

The U.S. Forest Service recommends carrying the following dog-specific first aid items, many of which you probably already have at home:

•    A bandana for a makeshift muzzle

•    Flat-bladed tweezers and a small container of mineral oil for tick removal

•    An emergency fold-up blanket (space blanket) for treating shock or cold

•    A folding tool that has needle-nose pliers for extracting a large thorn or a porcupine quill

•    Booties for protecting injured paws (toddler socks work great!)

•    A small first aid book with instructions for treating pets

•    The name, phone number, and directions to a nearby veterinarian or pet emergency clinic

4)    Have fun!

Dogs make excellent camping companions. So, this spring or summer take fido out for an unforgettable adventure you won’t soon forget!


Sunset Beach Resort is a pet-friendly campground. We offer a Sandy Paw Dog Beach and a Beach Barks Dog Park.

Learn more about the Sunset Beach Resort located at 4271 Wise Point Ln, Cape Charles, VA 23310.

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From the Guestbook

We have been so impressed! We enjoyed it so much we added another night to our mini vacation.
Stephannie Brickley, Powhatan, Virginia

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