Coast Guard Station Cape Charles
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles Relocation Information
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Welcome to Coast Guard Station Cape Charles
1 Marina Rd
Cape Charles, VA 23310
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles is part of the USCG's Fifth Coast Guard District. The Station's area of responsibility covers an estimated 20 miles of the Atlantic coastline and portions of the lower Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Coast Guard Station Cape Charles's primary missions include Search and Rescue, Homeland Security, Maritime Law Enforcement, and Marine Environmental Protection.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Coast Guard Station Cape Charles
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1. Where is Coast Guard Station Cape Charles?
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles is located in the town of Cape Charles in Northampton County, VA, on the Eastern Shore.
2. How close is Coast Guard Station Cape Charles to the Hampton Roads area?
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles is about 33 miles from the Hampton Roads area. Separated by the 17.6-mile-long Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, it takes about 40 minutes to drive south to the bridge from Cape Charles and cross over into Norfolk, VA.
3. What is the zip code for Coast Guard Cape Charles?
The zip code for Coast Guard Station Cape Charles is 23310.
4. What is the BAH for Coast Guard Cape Charles?
The BAH for Coast Guard Station Cape Charles ranges from $1,743 for E-1 to $2,109 for E-9 with dependents, and $1,893 for O-1 to $2,505 for O-7 with dependents. See housing section for more info.
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There is no arrival lodging offered at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles. Incoming military members and their families will find accommodations at the Navy Gateway Inns & Suites on JEB Little Creek Fort Story.
Navy Gateway Inns & Suites:
Drexler Manor, 1120 A Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles Housing
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Coast Guard Station Cape Charles offers military unaccompanied housing (UPH) for single or members arriving without family, but does not have housing accommodations for members and their dependents. While some military members look for housing options close to the base, many choose to live 30 to 50 miles south in Virginia Beach and carpool with other members working in Cape Charles.
Coast Guard Station Cape Charles BAH Information
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S.-based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.
Coast Guard Cape Charles is near Virginia Beach, with few options to buy or rent. The Coast Guard Cape Charles BAH is close to the cost of living in the area. Some sample Coast Guard Cape Charles BAH rates for zip code 23310:
- E-1 with dependents: $1,743
- E-1 without dependents: $1,377
- E-9 with dependents: $2,109
- E-9 without dependents: $1,944
- O-1 with dependents: $1,893
- O-1 without dependents: $1,614
- O-7 with dependents: $2,505
- O-7 without dependents: $2,055
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Support for Military & Families
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If you’re looking for a private school education for your children, Private School Review is a great tool to help you find the right fit for you and your family. Families interested in homeschooling should follow the Virginia Department of Education homeschool regulations.
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Things to Do Near Dam Neck Naval Station
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Kiptopeke State Park: Captain John Smith was the first to explore the Kiptopeke State Park area in 1608. Situated on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the park offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay. Spend your visit birding or plan to stay in one of the cabins, yurts, or at the lodge. There are activities for the whole family, with five miles of hiking trails, playgrounds, and beaches.
Cape Charles Brewing Company: This family owned and operated brewery features local beers as well as burgers, handhelds, salads, seafood, and an array of appetizers.
Children’ Museum of Virginia: This family destination is worth the drive to Portsmouth for a great day trip. It’s the largest museum for children in Virginia, with two floors of hands-on exhibits and a planetarium.
First Landing State Park: Follow the preserved path and relive the history of the first English colonists to reach America.
Virginia Zoo: Who doesn’t love a zoo? There are 700 animals to check out and a one-acre playground to meet new friends and picnic.
Virginia Aquarium: Hot days call for relief touring the 800,000-gallon aquarium. Exhibits include hands-on learning, a nature path, and a marshland replica.
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1 Marina Road Cape Charles, VA 23310