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Jamestown Beach Event Park

2205 Jamestown Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185


Hours of Operation:


Saturday and Sunday



8 a.m. – sunset

8 a.m. – sunset



8 a.m. – sunset

8 a.m. – sunset


Concession Facility

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend –
Labor Day

The park entrance near the ferry is open daily 8 a.m. - sunset.

The park entrance across from Jamestown Settlement is open:
    October – April: weekends only 8 a.m. – sunset
    May – September: daily 8 a.m. – sunset



Jamestown Beach Event Park offers a summer of 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 their favorite summer foods. The beachfront park is a great way to spend the day! 


Park amenities include:

  • Picnic areas (some shaded) with picnic tables and charcoal grills (The picnic area is not conducive to large group picnics, as space is limited and picnic tables are limited to two per group during peak hours. Picnic tables seat up to six people. Picnic tables and grills may not be held/reserved as they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There’s no rentable space at the beach, but outdoor event space is available at the nearby Vermilion HouseGroups interested in event space at this site should call 757-259-5360 for information on reserving space.)
  • A designated fishing area (a freshwater license is required)
  • An Observation Pier (for viewing only)
  • An ADA-accessible walkway, picnic area and beach mat to make water access easier
  • A restroom/concession facility that features a water fountain, cold drinks, bags of ice, snacks and ice cream. See concession operating hours above.
  • Paddle craft launch/loading area
  • Additional parking/second entrance
  • Outdoor rinse stations


The beachfront park is dog-friendly too! Dogs must be under complete and immediate control of owners at all times and must be on a leash no longer than eight-feet. Owners are responsible for removing dog waste. Litter bags are available and guests should use only what they need while in the park.  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. However, please defer to staff’s judgment as they may receive concerns from other visitors. We like to maintain an environment where everyone feels safe and will enjoy their experience, including dogs. 

Want to camp? Jamestown Beach Event Park is minutes from Chickahominy Riverfront Park where camping is accommodated. The park is also within eight miles of Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg and Water Country USA, so include Jamestown Beach Event Park when you plan your vacation!

For more information, if you need assistance or have comments or concerns, please call the Parks Office at 757-259-5360, the Park Ranger at 757-592-1665 or email Please call 911 for all emergencies.


Helpful Links


James River Watch (to check boating, fishing and water advisories, alerts and conditions)

Master Plan
Park Ranger
Park Rules
Public Facilities Rules and Regulations
Park Map


Sunset 3

Sunset 4 Cloud Formation

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Beach sand Beach walk

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