The old mansion at Colonial Beach, now a portion of the Colonial Beach Hotel, was once the home of General Lighthorse Harry Lee, and many are the stories told of the doings of that hot tempered old gentleman while living at what is now our popular resort.
The population during the summer months is about 15,000. Daily excursions from Washington take large crowds to Colonial Beach, where they find every convenience and a great variety of attractions. Good hotels, boarding-houses, shops, etc., are located near the wharves and are constantly being enlarged and improved to meet the growing demands of the public.
The salt-water bathing at Colonial Beach is superb. The sandy beach is about four miles in length, and water of any depth desired is easily accessible. The conditions are such as to conform to the wishes of expert swimmers, and at the same time afford delightful opportunities for the smallest children to enjoy the surf without the slightest danger. The water is clean and sanitary and is remarkably free from sea nettles.
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