Swimming in Williamsburg
Public beaches can be found at Jamestown Beach Park located at 2205 Jamestown Road across from Jamestown Settlement. In addition to the newly restored beach front, the park features a spectacular waterfront view, grilling opportunities and shaded picnic areas. The park is open year round from 8 a.m. to sunset. Other beaches can be found in Yorktown on the York River and across the river in Gloucester and Gloucester Point Park
There are a number of outdoor swimming pools in the area that one can swim in on a daily basis with joining . They include two in James City County located at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway and at Upper County Park, 180 Leisure Road in Toano. The pools are open weekends only through mid June 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. They’ll open daily beginning June 20 through Labor Day, September 5 also at 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Children ages 5 and younger swim free! Resident swimming fees are $2 for youth and seniors age 55 and older; and $3 for adults. Season passes are available and may be used at both parks. Swim lessons are also available, for details call 757-259-4185.
Daily use Pools can be found at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Upper County Park. You can also join a number of pools for the season including: Windsor Forest Pool, Kingwood Pool, First Colony Pool and Queens Lake Pool.