Colonial Beach & Westmoreland County



Within walking distance or a short drive of the Riverview Inn, there are many options for dining.  

Colonial Beach Brewing Company

Dockside & Tiki Bar






Riverboat on the Potomac


Wilkersons Seafood



Come check out our shops in Colonial Beach.   


Compulsive Cravings 

Everythings Beachy "Beach Shop"

Beach Bazaar

Peddlers Market

Thrift n Drift


Marinas & Boat Supplies


Colonial Beach is a boaters paradise, located on the Potomac River and Monroe Bay  adjacent to Mattox Creek.  Motor, Sail or Paddle these Marinas will provide you with your boating needs.  

Bayside Marina 

The Boathouse Marina, LLC

Colonial Beach Yacht Center 

Gladys Marina 

Monroe Bay Marina

U.S. History


Virginia is filled with history. The Riverview Inn is proud of the history in Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County. We hope that you take the time to explore our town and Westmoreland county. 

Colonial Beach is home to our fifth president James Monroe. James Monroe spent most of his childhood working the family farm. Once he completed his high-school education, he moved to Williamsburg to attend college at William and Mary. This help to prepare him for his place in Washington D.C. and his presidency. 

Westmoreland County is home to our first president George Washington. When standing at his birth home and farm, close your eyes while standing next to the Potomac River. You can hear all the ships passing by with travelers, smell the tobacco and crops and see all the people working this incredible farm . Even though George didn't stay long, this home shaped the man, leader and first president to our country. 

A few miles further is the birthplace of Robert E. Lee, also known as Stratford Hall Plantation. The plantation was purchased by the Lee Family in 1717. The home occupies around 1900 acres along the Potomac River. There are tours, gardens and many activities year around. 



Virginia is making its name in the wine industry. There are eight premiere wineries located in the Chesapeake Bay wine region.  The Northern Neck is part of that region.   

The free Passport Program offers an opportunity for discounts with a stamped passport.  Passports are available at the Winery Tasting Rooms and participating businesses.  

Start or end your day at the Riverview Inn.  Some sample itineraries.  

Passport Member Wineries:

Other Services


Colonial Beach offers many services to visitors and the local residents.  We hope you check out all the local business while in town.  

Anderson Cab

Custom Cartz

Beach Cart Rental

Rankins Hardware & Furniture Store

River Gym 

Shady Lane Seafood

Bay Breeze Kayak Rentals

Day or Weekend Activities

Biking / Hiking Trails


Bring your bike or your hiking boots and check out the trails of the Northern Neck. There are 125 miles of trails, two State Parks, the birthplace of two U.S. Presidents, Vineyards and so much more.  

End your day of Biking or Hiking in Colonial Beach and watch the sunset on the Potomac.  Let  us take care of you!



Westmoreland County and the Northern Neck have some of the best antiquing.  Within a short drive of Colonial Beach are Compulsive Cravings (Montross),  Red Barn Flea Market Antiques and the Unique Antiques Mall

Driving Tours


Golf Carts or Automobiles  Colonial Beach and  Westmoreland County offer so many options.  Tour the beach in a Golf Cart and enjoy the shops and restaurants or hop in your car to see all the sites of Westmoreland County.  

Check out the Westmoreland Berry Farm or take a historical tour.  A short drive  south will take you to the Town of Montross.  Visit the Art of Coffee  and the Inn of Montross.  A short side trip will take you to the historic port village of Kinsale and their Museum.  

Bikes / Kayaks / Paddle Boards / Fishing Charters


Come visit us at Ferry Landing Pier, just steps away from the Inn and the Colonial Beach Town.  Check us out at Ferry Landing Pier  

Fishing Charters - Contact Captain Wes at Island Marine & Fishing 

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