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At Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, the idea of vacation-style living doesn’t end on Labor Day.

At Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, the idea of vacation-style living doesn’t end on Labor Day.

Tourists have to go home. You are home.

There are resort style communities up and down the east coast, but just one right on the beach in coastal Virginia. If you’re a seeker of the active lifestyle, you can swim, sail, take walks along the shore, and play as many rounds of golf as you’d like. If you crave peace and tranquility, you don’t have to look far. It’s peaceful and quiet here—as long as you don’t mind the ospreys and herons that might greet you from above.

Life at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay means choices. Your choices. Head outside year round to take advantage of everything each of the four seasons has to offer. With our gorgeous beachfront, you can enjoy a unique active lifestyle of sunset walks along the beach, yoga or tai chi while listening to the waves crash, and even paddleboard sessions with your new neighbors who quickly become your friends. Take in a round of golf at the nearby golf course, or throw your fishing line for some relaxation. And don’t forget the level of joy that comes with enjoying the views of the Bay every day of the year. Beachfront living. Mild seasons. Local shopping and amenities. Life your way. Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay has everything you are looking for, multiplied.

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    In Virginia Beach, Westminster-Canterbury Is The Retirement Port Of Call.

    A haven, a harbor, a place to unwind.

    Studies show how living near the water can enhance your life.1 Now that option is yours. Our retirement community in Virginia Beach is on the Chesapeake Bay, where the sound of the waves, the kiss of the breeze, the song of the seabirds, and the feel of the sand on your toes represent the panorama of daily life. Right outside your door!

    Not only is our retirement community located on the prime beachfront real estate of the Chesapeake Bay, so you're only steps away from the beach, you're also connected to miles more shoreline to explore just minutes away at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. National Geographic called the nearby Virginia Beach boardwalk one of the 10 best in the country. So grab a magazine and come relax. Watch majestic vessels at sea and get instant access to ship information using Marine Traffic maps. Or dive right into a game of bocce or croquet. Like everything else at Westminster-Canterbury, it’s entirely up to you.

    And if National Geographic isn’t enough, listen to the testimonials of some of our residents.  

    Call us today at 800-753-2918, or schedule a visit.

     

    1Wallace J. Nichols, Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do (New York: Little, Brown & Company, 2014)

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    Now Here’s A City That Knows How To Host A Retirement Party!

    If your goal is relaxation, you found the right place—in Virginia Beach.

    Residents of our retirement community in Virginia Beach live in a town remarkably well-suited for those who want to live life to the fullest.

    With several local marinas, five public golf courses, more than 260 parks, and 100 miles of walking and bike trails, this is one destination that knows how to get you wound up, just as easily as it helps you unwind. Forbes Magazine named it one of the best regions in the nation for outdoor activity. Take a page from them: request more information or Call us today at 800-753-2918.

    Attraction Drive Time Distance
    Chesapeake Beach 0 minutes Outside your back door
    Lynnhaven Fishing Pier 1 minute  0.1 miles
    Dockside Seafood & Fishing Center 3 minutes 0.5 miles
    Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center 4 minutes 0.8 miles
    TradeWinds Restaurant 4 minute 0.8 miles
    Virginia Beach Tourism and Local Information 4 minute 1.2 miles
    Marina Shores Marina 4 minutes 1.2 miles
    First Landing State Park 3 minutes 1.6 miles
    Trail Center 5 minutes 1.8 miles
    First Landing State Park 5 minutes 1.8 miles
    Bayville Golf Club 5 minutes 2.5 miles
    Virginia Beach Tennis & Country Club 5 minutes 2.2 miles
    The Leaping Lizard Cafe 5 minutes 2.5 miles
    Kayak Nature Tours 10 minutes 5.7 miles
    First Landing State Park Boat Ramp 12 minutes 7.5 miles
    Pembroke Mall 15 minutes 7.6 miles
    Virginia Beach Town Center 15 minutes 7.8 miles
    Lynnhaven Mall 19 minutes 8.9 miles
    Norfolk Botanical Gardens 19 minutes 9.0 miles
    Virginia Beach Oceanfront 17 minutes 9.2 miles
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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsCultural Destinations

    Do You Want Senior Living To Be Extra Special? The Tide’s In Your Favor.

    Immerse yourself in the vibrancy of Virginia Beach.

    Senior living couldn’t have picked a better destination. Explore our points of historical and scientific interests, and year-round performing arts.

    Head down to the boardwalk, where there are more events than summer weekends: the American Music Festival, the Neptune Festival, the Boardwalk Art Show. If you’d like to get out of the sun, take in a performance at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, or visit the Contemporary Arts Center or the Virginia Aquarium. For everything Virginia Beach has to offer, look no further than the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau!

    Don’t forget that for everything happening in town, there are also many events right here in our community. Visit the library and the chapel, the Tuttle Courtyard, the Mermaid Garden and Meditation Garden, and much more. Just ask. Call us at 800-753-2918, or schedule a visit.

    Attraction Drive Time Distance
    Chesapeake Beach 0 minutes Outside your back door
    First Landing State Park 3 minutes 1.6 miles
    Fort Story 14 minutes 7.4 miles
    Virginia Beach Town Center 15 minutes 7.8 miles
    Virginia Wesleyan College 15 minutes 7.8 miles
    Sandler Center for Performing Arts 16 minutes 8.0 miles
    Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art 17 minutes 8.2 miles
    Norfolk Botanical Gardens 19 minutes 9.0 miles
    Norfolk Naval Base 20 minutes 13.5 miles
    Regent University 20 minutes 12.5 miles
    Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center 21 minutes 10.5 miles
    Norfolk State University 21 minutes 13.4 miles
    Chrysler Hall 23 minutes 15.0 miles
    Scope Arena 23 minutes 15.1 miles
    Harrison Opera House 25 minutes 15.6 miles
    Chrysler Museum of Art 25 minutes 16.0 miles
    Ted Constant Center 28 minutes 17.9 miles
    Old Dominion University 28 minutes 18.0 miles
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Take a moment to Discover the Chesapeake Bay. You might just decide to go with the flow.

Attraction Drive Time Distance
Chesapeake Beach 0 minutes Outside your back door
Marina Shores Marina 4 minutes 1.2 miles
First Landing State Park 3 minutes 1.6 miles
Bayville Golf Club 5 minutes 2.5 miles
Virginia Beach Tennis & Country Club 5 minutes 2.2 miles
Fort Story 14 minutes 7.4 miles
Pembroke Mall 15 minutes 7.6 miles
Virginia Beach Town Center 15 minutes 7.8 miles
Virginia Wesleyan College 15 minutes 7.8 miles
Sandler Center for Performing Arts 16 minutes 8.0 miles
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art 17 minutes 8.2 miles
Virginia Beach Oceanfront 17 minutes 9.2 miles
Lynnhaven Mall 19 minutes 8.9 miles
Norfolk Botanical Gardens 19 minutes 9.0 miles
Norfolk International Airport 19 minutes 9.2 miles
Norfolk Naval Base 20 minutes 13.5 miles
Regent University 20 minutes 12.5 miles
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center 21 minutes 10.5 miles
Norfolk State University 21 minutes 13.4 miles
Norfolk, VA Amtrak Station 21 minutes 14.4 miles
Chrysler Hall 23 minutes 15.0 miles
Scope Arena 23 minutes 15.1 miles
Harrison Opera House 25 minutes 15.6 miles
Chrysler Museum of Art 25 minutes 16.0 miles
Ted Constant Center 28 minutes 17.9 miles
Old Dominion University 28 minutes 18.0 miles
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  • You can't cut off your life because of COVID. You have to be careful, but you need to keep living. Westminster-Canterbury makes it easier to do that. Dr. George Franklin, Resident
  • The key to a healthy retirement is to remain active.  The key to remaining active is to live at Westmnster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay! Dick Binford, Resident
  • The best decision I ever made was to move to Westminster! Joan Lottman, Resident
  • I have lived here for almost two years and I absolutely love it! Moving here is the best decision I ever made in my life! My children might not realize it now, but coming here is the best present I have ever given them. Beverly Griffin, Resident
  • A huge thank you to all the Westminster-Canterbury staff for all that they are doing for us during these challenging times! Special thank you to Catering for their off-campus pickups for us! Vera Jean Russell, Resident
  • Thank you for everything you do everyday to keep us happy, healthy and safe!! No place I’d rather be!!️ Shirley Wharton, Resident
  • This is the best possible place for us to be. Brenda Leonhirth Ladell, Resident
  • Thanks for helping take great care of our parents. We miss seeing them, but glad you’re taking every precaution to ensure we’ll get that chance when this blows over! Karen Costenbader Bradley, Family Member of Resident
  • Stone Rehab went over 100% above and beyond expectations! Joan Lottman, Resident, Stone Rehab experience
  • Thanks to Ben Unkle, CEO of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay for making this [www.birdsongtablet.com] technology available around the world! LeadingAge Virginia
  • The best decision I ever made was coming to WC 6 years ago. Everyone is very professional, they know their job & they do it well. I was healthy and independent 6 years ago when I moved here & now I'm experiencing episodes of back pain that Stone Rehab is helping me with. It's a marvelous place! Joan Lottman, Resident, Stone Rehab experience
  • It’s hard for me to believe that I have not been off campus for almost five months with the exception of three doctor’s visits. Yet, I am perfectly content. I have had the opportunity to leave since March, but continue to choose to stay here where I feel safer and my days can be filled with many of the activities you have provided. Connie Rutledge, Resident

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