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Point Beach a prime viewing spot for Yorktown fireworks

Gloucester Point Beach will be a prime viewing spot for the large fireworks display over the York River Saturday night as part of Yorktown’s Independence Day celebration.

Also, those heading out to see the 9:15 fireworks will be treated to a flyover by two World War II airplanes at 7:45 p.m., said Patti McGrath, superintendent of parks for Gloucester Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The flyover is being coordinated by Michael Kuhnert of Bay Aviation, which is based at Locust Hill.

Parking will be limited at the beach, McGrath said, with some spaces designated for vehicles with handicapped placards. Visitors may park in some of the lots at nearby Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
McGrath said that she expects all of the county facilities will be available to the public for the Independence Day holiday, including the beach, fishing pier, showers, picnic area, and the county boat ramp. The ramp was damaged in May from the strong wake of a passing vessel, McGrath said Friday, and...

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