Cape Charles, Virginia's Eastern Shore's southern most town, is located 10 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Cape Charles offers a free public beach in the historic district. The beach is safe for families with small children. The shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay, clean and refreshed by our proximity to the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean, make delightful vacations for mothers. There are no waves here. Mothers can relax here while their children splash and play in the oversized wading pools of Cape Charles beaches.