Jamestown Beach

Jamestown Beach, Jamestown, VAI kicked off the holiday weekend at Jamestown Beach today. Locals get in for free (the county is issuing parking decals this year) and visitors pay $4 weekdays/$7 weekends & holidays. I’m impressed with the work the county has done the last few years to make this beach family friendly. It’s dog-friendly, too!

  • 3 crescent-shaped sandy beaches
  • picnic areas (some shady) with grills
  • concession stand with soft drinks, chips, and ice cream
  • bathrooms
  • outside shower
  • kayak & canoe launch site
  • kayak rentals ($9/hour, 2-hour minimum)
  • ample parking
  • ADA access to the water

It’s a great place to relax, get some sun, swim, picnic, and launch your paddle craft. You can paddle your kayak or canoe from the easy put-in all the way around Jamestown Island. From the beach you can  see the Jamestown Ferry taking cars across the river; paddlers will see the 3 ships that are replicas of those sailed from England to Jamestown in 1607.