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Welcome to Colonial Beach ...

The coastal town of Colonial Beach is located in Westmoreland County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Colonial Beach: Colonial Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colonial Beach has a population of 3,619 people<2> (see below for details).

Colonial Beach was established in 1892.

The community of Colonial Beach is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Colonial Beach lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Colonial Beach is within the boundaries of the (804) area code.

The ZIP code for Colonial Beach: 22443<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colonial Beach had an population of 3,619 people. This is an increase of 2.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colonial Beach had a population of 3,542 people (which is 20.29% of the total population of Westmoreland County). This makes Colonial Beach the county's most populous community.

The population of Colonial Beach represents 0.04% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 75th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,542 people, the population of Colonial Beach increased 9.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,228 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Colonial Beach.

Communities Also Named Colonial Beach ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Colonial Beach - it's located in Florida.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Colonial Beach.

Communities near Colonial Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Colonial Beach.

  • La Plata [Charles County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plata
    • La Plata [Charles County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Colonial Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,631 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plata have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plata
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata<7>
  • Leonardtown [Saint Mary's County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonardtown
    • Leonardtown [Saint Mary's County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Colonial Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,824 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonardtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonardtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonardtown<7>
  • Montross [Westmoreland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montross
    • Montross [Westmoreland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Colonial Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 390 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montross
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montross<7>
  • Port Royal [Caroline County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
    • Port Royal [Caroline County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Colonial Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 206 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Port Tobacco Village [Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Tobacco Village
      • Port Tobacco Village [Charles County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Colonial Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Tobacco Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Tobacco Village
    • Ninde [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninde
      • Ninde [King George County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Colonial Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninde
    • Alden [King George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden
      • Alden [King George County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Colonial Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden
    • Nash Town [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nash Town
      • Nash Town [Westmoreland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Colonial Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nash Town have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash Town
    • Oak Grove [Westmoreland County]
    • Cobb Island [Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobb Island
      • Cobb Island [Charles County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Colonial Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cobb Island have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobb Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cobb Island<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Colonial Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Colonial Beach.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Colonial Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Colonial Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Colonial Beach. See our Newspapers Page for Colonial Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colonial Beach ...

Looking for more information about Colonial Beach? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Colonial Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Colonial Beach.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Westmoreland County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colonial Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Westmoreland County: www.co.westmoreland.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Westmoreland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Colonial Beach.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colonial Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Colonial Beach). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Colonial Beach or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Colonial Beach) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colonial Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Colonial Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2547, Longitude: -76.9671    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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