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Poquoson, Virginia

FAST FACTS

  • Convenient & accessible merchant area perfect for day-trips.
  • Home to the Poquoson Museum & blueway trails, and nearby to Plum Tree Wildlife Refuge.
  • Located nearby are 4 man-made fishing reefs within a short trip by boat from Most launching points in the City.

INTRODUCTION

Poquoson is a small coastal city of approximately 12,500 residents, located on the Virginia Peninsula. The City is a quality-of-life jewel in Hampton Roads, was included by CNBC on its U.S. list of “10 Perfect Suburbs”. In 2021 Poquoson was recognized as #12 among Safest & Most Peaceful Places to Live in Virginia by onlyinyourstate.com. Poquoson’s business corridor is home to a variety of shopping and dining opportunities framed in a relaxed, unhurried setting, making it a perfect day trip for visitors. Poquoson’s natural market area includes nearly 40,000 people and is home to a women’s boutique, a specialty gift shop, an antique and consignment shop, and a variety of specialty dining experiences featuring the freshest catch from surrounding waters.

COASTAL COMMUNITY EVENTS

Throughout the year, Poquoson hosts a variety of events that cultivate community and fun.

The City’s biggest event each year is The Poquoson Seafood Festival scheduled the third full weekend of October. The three (3) day event features regional entertainment, approximately 160 artisans and craft vendors, and nearly two dozen food vendors who bring the bounty of the Bay for everyone’s enjoyment. This event draws approximately 50,000 people each October to Poquoson Municipal Park. The festival salutes the working watermen of Hampton Roads and celebrates the rich coastal heritage of Poquoson.

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In early December, enjoy the City’s Holiday Parade along with numerous community activities which usher in the Holiday Season. Poquoson offers its citizens and visitors a family-friendly place with hometown charm.

A COASTAL PLAYGROUND

For a complete listing of area marinas check out visitpoquoson.com

BY CAR

Just 7 miles from Interstate 64, Poquoson is close and convenient to areas around the Virginia Peninsula. To the west, Williamsburg is a short 35 minute commute and to Southside Hampton Roads, Poquoson is typically a 30-40 minute drive by car.

A Place to Play by The Bay

Poquoson’s 87 miles of coastline affords residents easy access for boating, kayaking, fishing and recreational water sports. Public boat landings, calm, easy navigable coves, inlets, and channels, all in close proximity to the center of the Chesapeake Bay, makes Poquoson a nautical paradise. The City’s shorelines and waterways serve as the coastal playground of the Virginia Peninsula. If you enjoy the outdoors, Poquoson features an abundance of blueway routes for kayaking and canoeing. Truly a paddlers’ paradise Poquoson abounds with wildlife including bald eagles, heron, and other coastal birds.

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