Good points: Large, grassy parking area very close to the water, very shallow water, sandy to muddy bottom; concessions within a couple of miles. Primo spot for sailing on E, S, and W winds. iWindsuf meter on site.
Bad points: Very shallow at low tide; no public bathrooms on-site, occasional snakes; mosquitos can be bad.
From I-64W in Hampton take Magruder Boulevard exit toward NASA. At the 4th light, turn right onto Armistead Avenue. Turn left onto Wythe Creek Road and you will drive by NASA on your right. Continue into Poquoson and turn right onto Little Florida Road at the first light after the little bridge. The stores at this intersection will be your last chance for food and bathrooms. Follow Little Florida as it becomes Poquoson Avenue.
From I-64E from Richmond, take the 256B exit (Victory Blvd.) to route 171. Follow this road all the way into Poquoson. At Wythe Creek Road, continue straight into Little Florida Road. The stores at this intersection will be your last chance for food and bathrooms. Follow Little Florida as it becomes Poquoson Avenue.
Look for this church on the right and slow down.
Turn left at the blue house onto Messick Road and follow it to the end at the public boat ramp. Continue around the hill and turn right onto the dirt driveway to the beachfront.
View of Messick Point from NASA Langley Research Center's 757.