Cape Charles (headland)

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Satellite image of Cape Charles

Cape Charles is a headland, or cape, in Northampton County, Virginia. Located at the southern tip of Northampton County, it forms the northern side of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay.[1]

Cape Henry, which forms the southern side of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, and Cape Charles are collectively known as the Virginia Capes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition, p. 235.


  • Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster Incorporated, 1997. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.

Coordinates: 37°08′57″N 75°57′28″W / 37.14917°N 75.95778°W / 37.14917; -75.95778