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Colonial Beach

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"Oyster Capital of the Potomac"
"Playground of the Potomac"

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.

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The population of Colonial Beach is approximately 3,500 (2000), 3542 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,924 (1990), 1588 (2010).

The amount of land area in Colonial Beach is 4.045 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.589 sq kilometers.
The distance from Colonial Beach to Washington DC is 44 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
Colonial Beach is positioned 38.25 degrees north of the equator and 76.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Colonial Beach location: in Westmoreland County on Virginia's Northern Neck along the Potomac River, halfway between D.C. and the Chesapeake Bay. Here is a location page for Colonial Beach. It is about 65 miles to both Washington, D. C. and Richmond, Virginia. It is about 30 miles to Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Colonial Beach is seasonal. Here is a climate page for Colonial Beach.
Colonial Beach average annual rainfall is 41.28 inches per year
Colonial Beach average annual snowfall is 15.4 inches per year.
Colonial Beach average temperature is 57.6 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 37.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 77.7 degrees F.
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Colonial Beach history:

Here is a history page for Colonial Beach with both information and pictures.

Colonial Beach quickly became a "tourist attraction" with its beachers and waterfront properties. By the late 1800's, many Victorian homes and hotels were built. Alexander Graham Bell was one of the towns early residents. He, among others, used Colonial Beach as a summer retreat.

Known as the "Oyster Capital of the Potomac" because of fighting just offshore during the Oyster Wars.
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Colonial Beach attractions:

Colonial Beach is a quaint little town tucked away on the Potomac River in the Northern Neck section of Virginia. It is only about 15 miles from the birthplaces of George Washington, James Monroe and Robert E. Lee.

The Museum at Colonial Beach
at the corner of Hawthorne Street and Washington Avenue
Phone: 804-224-5800 or 224-8020

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Economy & Industry

Colonial Beach economy: mainly influenced by tourism. There is a growing retirement community and also "weekenders" who contribute to the local economy.
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