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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 southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula and 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 alsoEdit


  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