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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Coronavirus: York County limits access to Yorktown Beach

Yorktown Beach. (WYDaily file)
Yorktown Beach. (WYDaily file)

York County announced Tuesday it would be closing parts of Yorktown Beach.

The beach will be closed to swimming, sunbathing, according to a news release from the county. This is in addition to closing the National Park Service Beach Picnic area located at the end of Water Street and the National Parks Service Beach west of the Coleman Bridge.

However, Yorktown Beach and Riverwalk Landing’s walkway are open for pedestrians with the rules of social distancing and limited group size applied.

The following parking areas are also closed:

  • Upper Level of the Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace
  • National Parks Service Beach Picnic Area
  • Archer Cottage Lot on the corner of Read and Walter streets
  • York Hall

Yorktown Beach and Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace public restroom facilities will also be closed. The public restroom facility adjacent to the Freight Shed will remain open.

For more information, call York County at 757-890-3300.

As of Tuesday, James City County remains to have one of the highest positive cases of coronavirus at 37; Williamsburg has 5, York County, 6 and Newport News, 3, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

The death toll in Virginia stands at 7 – one in Fairfax County, one in Virginia Beach and 5 in the Peninsula Health District.

Virginia, as of Tuesday, has 290 positive coronavirus cases.


Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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