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Locale

Locale

The area around Bluff Point is defined by the Chesapeake Bay, a remarkable body of water that has strongly influenced the history, land use, and culture of coastal Virginia and Maryland. The Chesapeake is the largest estuary in the United States, and it is a phenomenal recreational resource. Waterfowling and fishing on the Bay are deeply ingrained in the local culture, and Bluff Point is ideally positioned to take full advantage of both. Kilmarnock, a short ten-minute drive, is the nearest town to the property and features a wide array of amenities. The town has a population of about 1,500 residents and traces its roots back to the 1600s.  Kilmarnock is a regional hub for the Northern Neck, and its charming downtown is home to an excellent variety of restaurants, stores, and local businesses. 

Location

Bluff Point is located at the end of the Northern Neck, an historic peninsula bound by the Potomac River to the north, the Rappahannock River to the south, and the Chesapeake Bay at its eastern end. Toward the end of the Northern Neck is the town of Kilmarnock, and 10 minutes beyond that, at the end of the state-maintained road, sits Bluff Point. 

 

This private and secluded location is balanced by the nearby conveniences of Kilmarnock and easy access to the larger towns and cities of the region. Washington, DC and the surrounding metro area can be reached in two and a half hours, while Richmond is one and a half hours away and Charlottesville is two hours and fifteen minutes away. 

  • Kilmarnock - 5 miles (10 Minutes)

  • Richmond - 77 miles (1 hour 25 minutes)

  • Charlottesville - 146 miles (2 hours 15 minutes)

  • Washington D.C. - 126 miles (2 hours 30 minutes)

  • Baltimore - 164 miles (3 hours 20 minutes)


Nearby commercial airports include Richmond and Dulles and provide service to and from an extensive range of domestic and international destinations. The closest fixed base operation, Middle Peninsula Airport, is located in West Point and features a 5,000-foot runway. 

  • Middle Peninsula Airport (FYJ) - 37 miles - 45 minutes

  • Richmond International Airport (RIC) - 71 miles - 1 hour 20 minutes

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 148 miles - 2 hours 45 minutes

Climate

The Virginia coast has an agreeable climate with four distinct seasons. Like other areas in the Tidewater region, spring and fall feature beautiful weather in the 60s and 70s. Summers are warm and humid, with highs in the 80s and 90s but tempered by breezes off the bay. Winters are relatively mild, and lows rarely dip below 30 degrees. The average annual rainfall is 47 inches, while the average annual snowfall is eight inches.