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

  • North side of the home, Whites Creek and Chesapeake Bay in the background

  • Driveway to the home


Rigby Retreat


Chesapeake Bay, Mathews | Waterfront Bernadette La Casse & Alease Tillage, Agents

Rigby Retreat is a stunning home on 16 acre peninsula with frontage on Chesapeake Bay, Whites Creek and Stokes Creek Pier, boat lift, and sand beach. Country contemporary with open floor plan, walls of windows & huge screened porch.

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  • Immaculate ranch home with a seaside cottage feel, close to the beach and move in ready!


Sand Bank Residence


Chesapeake Bay, Mathews | Inland Rosemary Griffith, Agent

Sand Bank Residence is an Immaculate ranch style home is just a short walk to the beach on the Chesapeake Bay! Spotless home. freshly painted inside, & has a beautiful new custom kitchen.

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New Point Comfort Highway Lot #1


Mathews | Inland, Land Bernadette La Casse, Agent

New Point Comfort Highway Lot #1 is a Large wooded homesite with plenty of trees for privacy. Septic permit has been approved for a 3 bedroom home. Located just minutes from the Mathews Courthouse.

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