Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CGL08: Gloucester Point Beach


The beach, located below the north end of the Coleman Memorial Bridge, provides year-round views of waterbirds. The greatest bird diversity here occurs during fall migration and winter, but this is a site that can be checked at any time for potentially good finds. During warmer months, the weedy area between the parking lot and the water attracts butterflies and a few dragonflies that make for interesting viewing.


From the Severn River Landing at the end of Rt. 649, return to US 17, and travel south approximately 2.0 miles on US 17. Just before crossing the Coleman Memorial Bridge, turn left onto Greate Road and continue 0.8 miles to the parking lot at the road's end, facing the channel. To return to the interstate, return to US 17. Turn left onto US 17 South and follow the signs to I-64

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