Cappahosic Beach Boat Landing

Important Notices

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This is a very small and somewhat out of the way site surrounded by houses, some of which have historic importance. The launch provides boat access to the York River where, during summer, quiet paddling is likely to produce close encounters with common estuarine birds such as herons, terns, spotted sandpipers, great black-backed gulls, and bald eagles. In winter, the site is more likely to be visited by a variety of puddle and diving ducks.


Location Coordinates: 37.380275, -76.635501

From US-17 turn south onto Rt. 606/Ark Road. Travel 2.8 miles and turn left onto Rt. 614/Hickory Fork Road. Proceed 0.5 miles and turn right on Rt. 618/Cappahosic Road. Drive 2.3 miles to the end of the road, which is a public boat landing.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: County of Gloucester Parks, Recreation, & Tourism: 804-693-2355,
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Cappahosic Beach Boat Landing (as reported to eBird)

  • Canada Goose
  • Bufflehead
  • Laughing Gull
  • Forster's Tern
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Blue Jay

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms