Resort, Retreat and Marina
White Stone is some 10 miles away from WIndmill Point which is way down at the end of Rappahannock Spit. It is however the nearest post office so Windmill Point tips have to go under White Stone.
As for White Stone itself :
The population of White Stone is approximately 372.
The approximate number of families is 190
Apparently there are no other points of interest in White Stone. The only place I've been in White Stone is the Windmill Point Resort. I've reviewed the marina under sports tips, and told about our journey in the travelogue.
My fondest memory was watching an otter give himself a sand bath on the bank at the entrance.
Windmill Point Resort
This is a very convenient marina with some problems. I had to call the marina on the phone because they weren't answering the radio, and sometimes they don't answer the phone either. The tide was at +0.9 ft (nearly high) when we went in, and the depth alarm made a lot of noise showing a channel of 5.3 ft. We had only about 5.0 ft at low tide in the slip so we were on the bottom. This was another problem that I had seen with going to this place. (They said that they hadn't yet dredged the channel this year). Unfortunately high tide was going to be at about 0230, and we were afraid that we were not going to be able to get out of the channel in the morning. The other problem with the entrance - it was a sand bottom, not a nice soft mud that we could push through. The docks were very uneven, some boards were higher than others and you had to watch carefully to avoid tripping. Rate for winter $1.10/ft (1 Nov to 1 May) Summer rate $1.35/ft. Has skinny entrance channel. Right off the bay. Electric $6.00. Has washers and showers. Cable at some docks.
Windmill Point Resort Golf
I do not play golf, but the Windmill Resort has a course and this is the information on it:
This hilly nine hole executive course will provide a real test of golf with water hazards coming into play on eight holes. The course was closed for construction in the fall of 1995, and a hurricane delayed the reopening until the spring of 1997.
Designer Karl E. Kohler
Guest Policy Open
Dress Code Shirt and shoes required
Metal Spikes Not Allowed
Fivesomes Not Allowed
Season Mar 1 to Oct 1
Pro Shop Hours 7:00 AM/N/A
General Manager / Director of Golf
Head Golf Professional Ron Rickard
Superintendent Ron Rickard
Greens Bent Grass
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Number of Sand Bunkerss 21-30
Greens Aerated April
Blue course rating 6591
Blue Slope rating 131
Blue par 72
White yardage 6055
white course rating 70
white slope rating 128
white par 72
red yardage 5064
red course rating 70.5
red slope 116
red par 72 Rates
Weekday Peak Season - 18 holes $12
Weekday Peak Season - 9 holes $7
Weekends Peak Season - 18 holes $12
Weekends Peak Season - 9 holes $7
Windmill Point has at least one charter boat opperating from there, in addition to the main crab pot boats. The web site says:
"Charter boat fishing on the charter boat JIM-AN-I, on the Chesapeake Bay, Rappahannock River and other rivers for rockfish, bluefish, spot, croaker, flounder, trout and other game fish." Also from their website: "The vessel leaves the dock at 7 am and returns at 3 pm and can carry up to 24 people. The vessel is Certified by the US COAST GUARD as to safety and fitness.
"The vessel goes where you desire and will always put you on the fish that is our guarantee. Rooms are available at Windmill Point Marina if you desire. "
Windmill Point Resort
We have tried to go to Windmill Point twice. The first time in 2001, we were blown away by a storm and ended up taking refuge in the York River. The second time we finally got there, but the resort facilities were not open for the season. White Stone is the nearest town with a post office, but it is 9 miles or more away by road.
The photo is the side of the entrance channel. The otter is the large dark object closest to the sand point.
For the account of the visit, see the travelogue.
"White Stone - the town"
Nat commented that it was nice to read about small towns near where he lived, so I (procrastinating) looked up White Stone to see what I could find out about it. I have not been there, but this is what the internet has to say about it.
The population of White Stone is approximately 372. (per 1990 census) The approximate number of families is 190.
The amount of land area in White Stone is 2.56 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.005 sq kilometers.
The distance from White Stone to Washington DC is 93 miles. The distance to the Virginia state capital is 61 miles. (as the crow flies)
White Stone is positioned 37.64 degrees north of the equator and 76.39 degrees west of the prime meridian. It is in Lancaster co., E Va., 18 mi/29 km NNE of Gloucester, near Rappahannock R. estuary (bridged to SW), Chesapeake Bay to E Windmill Point. White Stone Beach (resort) is nearby; Tides Inn and Lodge resort to the West.
Places to stay:
Windmill Point Resort & Yacht Harbor Inc
, White Stone, VA 22578
Tel: (804) 435-1166
Camp Little Bay
, White Stone, VA 22578
Tel: (804) 435-6455
Bed and Breakfast
Flowering Fields Bed & Breakfast
232 Flowering Field, White Stone, VA 22578
Tel: (804) 435-6238
Whispering Pines Motel
226 Methodist Church Road, White Stone, VA 22578
Tel: (804) 435-1101
935 Chesapeake Trail
White Stone, VA USA 22578
Places to eat in addition to Windmill Point are:
Rices Inn Inc
17164 Mary Ball Road, White Stone, VA 22578
Tel: (804) 435-3550
River Crossing Restaurant
327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone, VA 22578
Tel: (804) 436-8439
850 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone, VA 22578
Tel: (804) 435-6176
453 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone, VA 22578
Tel: (804) 435-0044