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Jamestown Beach Event Park

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  1. Fishing
  2. Interpretive Signage
  3. Picnic Areas
  4. Restrooms
  5. Store/Concessions
  6. Wildlife Viewing
About the Beachfront Park
Jamestown Beach Event Park offers year-round fun for you and your family. You can play in the sun, tan on the sand and watch the awesome sunsets at this family-friendly park. Guests may bring their own propane grill or use one of the park’s charcoal grills to prepare favorite foods. The beachfront park is a great way to spend the day!

The park features picnic areas (some shaded) with charcoal grills; designated fishing area (a freshwater license is required); an Observation pier (for viewing only); outdoor rinse stations; paddle craft launch/loading area; and concession facility where ice cream, drinks, snacks and bags of ice are sold Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. This fully accessible park features an ADA accessible walkway, parking, restrooms, showers, picnic area and beach mat providing direct access to the river.

In an effort to relieve traffic congestion at the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry entrance on Jamestown Road, the entrance to Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road, near the ferry is closed. All vehicular traffic to the park must use the entrance that is located across the street from the Jamestown Settlement parking lot. This entrance is marked with a large cream-color park entrance sign and welcome flags to help with identification. Inside the park, signs will direct visitors to drop-off/loading areas and to ADA-accessible and other parking areas. The parking layout has changed, so visitors should carefully read all park signs. Click here to learn more about Parking Fees.

Picnic Area

Picnic areas are not conducive to large group picnics, as space is limited and picnic tables are limited to 2 per group during peak hours. Picnic tables seat up to 6 people. Picnic tables and grills may not be held/reserved as they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The park hosts 3 event areas available for rental for special events, concerts, races etc. The beach area is not available for rent. Groups interested in event space at this site should call 757-259-5360 for information on reserving space.

There is no camping at Jamestown Beach Event Park. Chickahominy Riverfront Park is a short distance from Jamestown Beach Event Park. The campground features 120 campsites, including campsites that accommodate large groups. Several campsites have scenic views of the Chickahominy River and Gordon Creek and some campsites have access to water. Campsites include basic, water and electric, and water, electric and sewer. Campsites may be reserved 12 months in advance and on a monthly basis and fees are based on residency. Reservations may be taken over the telephone or by walk-in and payment is due when the reservation is made. To learn more about Chickahominy Riverfront Park, call 757-258-5020.

Health and Safety
To ensure all visitors’ health and safety, and to protect sensitive beach environment, please observe the following guidelines:
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian age 16 or above
  • Swimming is at your own risk. No lifeguards on duty
The James River Association conducts water quality testing at Jamestown Beach Event Park Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. View test results and other helpful information at the James River Association website.

Dog Rules
Jamestown Beach Event Park is a dog-friendly park. Dogs must be under complete and immediate control of owners at all times and must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet. Owners are responsible for removing dog waste. Litter bags are available and guests should use only what they need while using the trail. Off leash is appropriate when your dog is in the water or if you settle in a location where there are few people and the dog is obedient. Please defer to staff’s judgment as they may receive concerns from other visitors. Nuisance barking is not permitted.