Mathews is the second smallest county in Virginia, with 252 square miles, and has a population of approximately 9000.  In 1791, Mathews County was formed from a part of Gloucester and named for Revolutionary War General Thomas Mathews.  Well-known for its waterways, Mathews boasts 214 miles of waterfront, with much of that frontage on the Chesapeake Bay, Piankatank River, North and East Rivers, and Mobjack Bay. All this water makes Mathews a haven for boaters, kayakers, fishermen, and nature lovers.

Points of interest include New Point Comfort Lighthouse, Haven Beach, Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve, and the Mathews Maritime Museum.  Gwynn’s Island is a popular boating and fishing spot, with a public boat ramp, museum, and campground.  The historic Mathews Courthouse area offers unique gift shops, antique and consignment shops, and several restaurants.  Rich in history, Mathews has numerous historic sites including Christ Episcopal Church, Civil War earthworks of Fort Nonsense, and Tompkins Cottage – once owned by the family of Capt. Sally Tompkins, the only woman officially commissioned in the Confederate Army.  The old mill at Poplar Grove ground grain for George Washington’ troops during the Revolution.

Mathews hosts the annual Tour de Chesapeake, a bicycling event which benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  Each September, the Mathews Market Days festival features arts and crafts exhibits, a variety of foods, and live music.  Whether you’re looking for waterfront enjoyment, history, or just peace and quiet, Mathews County offers something for everyone.

Areas in Mathews: Mathews, Hudgins, Cobbs Creek, North, Gwynn, Foster, Moon, Bohannon, Port Haywood, Bavon, Susan

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Piankatank River, North River, East River, Mobjack Bay, Hills Bay, Milford Haven, Cobbs Creek, Queens Creek, Stutts Creek, Horn Harbor, Winter Harbor

  • 9+ acres in desirable Cobbs Creek with GREAT water depth!

  • New pier with protective stain. Views north/northwest our creek


Serene Way Lot


Cobbs Creek, Mathews | Waterfront, Land Bernadette La Casse, Agent

Serene Way Lot has the views! 9+ acres of privacy on Cobbs Creek with brand new 6' MLW pier, rip rap, and Zone X - no flood insurance required. This premium parcel has over 1200' of waterfront, soil work done for 3 bedroom septic system, and the well is installed.

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  • Picture perfect Tudor home

  • Spectacular dining area


Home Port Manor


Blackwater Creek, Mathews | Waterfront Neena Rodgers & Sandra Lent, Agents

Home Port Manor, an impressive English Tudor nestled on 27 acres. Frontage on Blackwater Creek just off North River with 6' MLW pier & jet ski lift. Stately 6000 sq. ft. home with multiple entertaining areas, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, attached & detached garages, in-ground pool & gazebo.

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  • The peace and tranquility of Winter Harbor

  • Expansive tiered decks and wall of glass, open views


Winter Harbor Contemporary


Winter Harbor, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Alease Tillage, Agents

Winter Harbor Contemporary, you can't beat the views here on the Chesapeake Bay! Open concept with three bedrooms, two baths and plenty of glass along the living areas plus an oversized wrap-around deck!

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