Witch Duck Point – Virginia Beach

Are you ready to upgrade to the dream community? Witch Duck Point overlooks the beautiful Lynnhaven River. -But why overlook the river, when you can stroll down to your own pier, jump in your boat that is held in your own boat lift, and cruise the Lynnhaven River in style.

Kayaking is a favorite past time for many residents of Witch Duck Point. The Lynnhaven River waters are the perfect place for kayaking. At low tide, the waters at your personal pier are approximately 6′ deep. The Lynnhaven River area is also home to Bald Eagles and during the right season, home to many Canadian Geese.

This highly desirable community has a name that goes way back in history to the 1600′s. People suspected of witchery would be ducked in the water…. Theory had it that if you floated, you were a witch. If you sank to the bottom, you were not a witch. The problem with this theory is that the innocent obviously died. No record of deaths were found in the Witch Duck Point area, but in other states and areas, it has been said women were drowned. In the Salem Witch Trials, women were hung.

Now pretty well-known, the first woman to be “dunked” (later translated to “duck”) to determine her guilt or innocence of witchcraft was Grace Sherwood. Grace was bound with her thumbs to her toes and thrown in the Lynnhaven River. From what history tells us, Grace was able to get out of her bonds and swim to safety; However, this just convinced the town folks that she was guilty of witchcraft, just as they had suspected. Her sentence for escaping was several years in jail.

You can visit the memorial to Grace Sherwood in the front corner of the property at Bayside Hospital. A bronze statue stands in her honor, built after Virginia Governor Kaine declared her innocent of all charges, 300 years later!

Despite the dramatic history of Witch Duck Point, the community is one of peace and tranquility today. Large stately homes on sprawling waterfront lots where beauty abounds from the scenery as well as the magnificently manicured lawns and gardens that border custom driveways, some of them gated. When purchasing a home in Witch Duck Point, you are not just purchasing a magnificent home, you are purchasing a lifestyle of elegance and serenity at its best.

If you are interested in viewing one of the fabulous homes in Witch Duck Point, call Keffer Realty. Our friendly agents would love to assist you in making your dreams of feeling like royalty come true! -And remember, our services are always free to our Buyers.

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