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06 C ome Discover the Undiscovered 06 Ten Great Kayak Trips 06 Virginia Oyster Trail 06 1  00 Places to See 07 Get Out On The Water

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07 Nat Geo: Top Pick for 2016 07 H  istory of Virginia’s Eastern Shore 08 2016 Annual Events & Festivals 09 One, Three, Five Day Getaways 10 Upper Shore 16 Map

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COME DISCOVER THE

UNDISCOVERED

WHAT TO DO IN 2016 VIRGINIA’S WILD COAST With the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier islands on America’s East Coast, the Virginia Eastern Shore draws kayakers, hikers, boaters, fishermen, birders and nature lovers of all stripes to the area’s stunning wild beauty. Two National Wildlife Refuges, a National Seashore, and state and local parks preserve over 78,000 acres of pristine lands and hundreds of miles of coastline. Hire a professional outfitter – a licensed boat captain or expert kayak ecotour guide — to boat or kayak out to the barrier islands for the day. Walk the wild beaches, play in the surf and hunt for beach treasures. You’re experiencing the New World exactly as the first Europeans to arrive here might have done.

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What’s the ideal way to explore hundreds of miles of pristine coastline along the Virginia Eastern Shore’s two coastlines? From a kayak. Explore both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean wild shores with experienced outfitters. Short trips, overnights and multiple day excursions are tailored to skill level and interest. Unique trips include the Kayak Winery Tour to Chatham Vineyards, a weekend at a barrier island hunting lodge, a trip to harvest wild clams and oysters and family nature paddles. Stand up paddle boarding is growing in popularity.

Virginia’s oyster industry is the East Coast’s largest and the Eastern Shore’s two coastlines produce three of seven distinct Virginia oyster flavors. Over seventy restaurants include raw bars, seafood shacks, casual cafes and elegant bistros. Boat up to restaurants in four waterside towns: Cape Charles, Wachapreague, Onancock and Chincoteague. Tour an aqua farm cultivating clams and oysters, boat or kayak out to wild oyster “rocks” and harvest your dinner, and visit local cultural centers and museums that tell the story of the waterman life. Buy fresh seafood at local grocers and cook up a feast at your vacation rental, or load up a cooler to take it home.

KAYAK TRIPS

OYSTER TRAIL

100 PLACES TO SEE

Grab the Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail brochure wherever you see the distinctive sign, above, or download it at www.artisanscenterofvirginia.org.

You’ll have a detailed roadmap to over 100 extraordinary cultural adventures. Head off the main road to studios, farms, wineries, galleries, B&Bs, museums, cultural stops, stages and shops tucked away down country lanes and in small walkable towns.


GET OUT

ON THE WATER

You’ve got to get out on the water where life is really lived here on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Hire an outfitter – kayak, boat, sailboat – and head out, and take in the wildlife, the silence, harvest some wild oysters, crabs or clams, spot the famous Chincoteague ponies, go fishing, see the wild coastlines and venture out to the wild barrier islands or remote Tangier Island.

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National Geographic Traveler’s list of the world’s top 20 places to visit in 2016 includes Tangier Island, a remote island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Reach Tangier by boat or small plane. Settled in the 1600s, its residents have been isolated from the rest of the world for four centuries. You’ll find ancient graves, a tiny museum, charming B&Bs, casual restaurants and one of the East Coast’s best beaches. The Onancock to Tangier ferry operates in the warmer months.

HISTORY

VIRGINIA’S EASTERN SHORE

Settled in the 1600’s, the Virginia Eastern Shore has evolved in relative isolation from modern America. Until 1964, when the 23mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was built, it was a long ferry ride to mainland Virginia, and an inconvenient car, rail or boat trip to points north. Today, much of the region, untouched by big commercial development, looks like it did when Captain John Smith arrived in 1607.

Interested in building rockets or robots or seeing a working NASA base? Then the Virginia Space Flight Academy is the go-to place for summer camp. For young people, ages 11-16, there are hands-on activities, excitement and fun. Meet new friends, be part of a team, learn what space engineers need to know and enjoy Virginia’s beautiful Eastern Shore.

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JUNE Tall Ships, Cape Charles History comes alive. Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival, Chincoteague/Wachapreague Two big small town carnivals. Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament, Cape Charles Played on a beautiful waterside championship course.

2016 ANNUAL

FESTIVALS & EVENTS For comprehensive event listings, please visit www.esvatourism.org

JANUARY

MAY

Polar Pony Plunge, Chincoteague Into the Atlantic Ocean, costumes and all.

Crabby Blues Festival, Cape Charles Outdoor concert at Central Park.

FEBRUARY

Seafood Festival, Chincoteague All you-can-eat seafood feast.

Heritage Festival, Melfa Arts, crafts, heritage, family fun.

International Migratory Bird Celebration, Chincoteague The VA Eastern Shore is a prime spot for bird watchers.

Barrier Island Center Oyster Roast, Machipongo The year’s first of many oyster roasts.

MARCH

Art & Music on the Farm, Machipongo Outdoors at the Barrier Islands Center.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Onancock Big St. Pat’s Day extravaganza.

Le Tour de Shore, Regional Bike beautiful country roads.

Easter Decoy & Art Festival, Chincoteague Big names in the decoy carving world.

APRIL

Blessing of the Fleet, Cape Charles An ancient rite of the waterman culture. Eastern Shore House and Garden Tour, Regional Virginia’s largest home & garden tour. Low Country Shrimp Boil, Cape Charles All you-can-eat seafood feast. Flounder Tournament, Wachapreague Lines in the water at 7 a.m. 8  You’ll Love Our Nature #visitesva

Small Garden Tour, Regional Explore beautiful local homes & gardens. CBES Pig Roast, Eastville BBQ & all the sides in an old barn. Lower Chesapeake Bay Black Drum Classic, Cape Charles Competitive fishing tournament.

Juneteenth, Melfa Heritage, family fun, arts, music

JULY

July 4th Celebrations, Chincoteague, Cape Charles, Onancock, Wachapreague Small towns across the Eastern Shore put on a party. Seafood Extravaganza, Cape Charles All you-can-eat seafood feast. Blueberry Festival, Chincoteague The largest arts festival on the Virginia Eastern Shore. Pony Swim & Auction, 91st Year, Chincoteague The wild Chincoteague ponies take their annual swim for the 91st year. Marlin Tournament, Wachapreague Competitive fishing tournament. Kid’s Croaker Tournament, Wachapreague Competitive fishing tournament for kids.

AUGUST

Clam Slam Festival & Boat Docking Competition, Cape Charles Local, fresh-caught seafood & skilled boat captains. Kayaking & Cycling Tour, Regional Two of the best ways to explore the area. Chic Charter Ladies Tuna Tournament, Wachapreague Just for the ladies. Bay Creek Amateur Golf Tournament, Cape Charles Played on a beautiful waterside, championship golf course. Craft Beer & Music Festival Music, food, art and of course beer.


SEPTEMBER

Decoy & Art Festival, Chincoteague A festival of decoy carving. Labor Day Picnic in the Park, Cape Charles Big outdoor picnic & family fun.

Swine & Wine An all-you-can-eat pork roast and wine fest. Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast, Machipongo Feast on all-you-can-eat seafood.

Eastern Shore 140 Ultra Triathlon, Cape Charles Swim, bike, run 140 miles.

King & Bear Fall Two-Man Golf Tournament, Cape Charles Played on a waterside championship course.

Crab Cake Cookoff, Wachapreague Bring a pot luck dish to share.

Saxis Island Oyster Roast Feast on all-you-can-eat seafood

Chili & Chowder Cookoff, Chincoteague Cooks show off their favorite recipes.

Soule Arnold Oyster Roast and Clam Steam Feast on all-you-can-eat seafood.

OCTOBER

Oyster and Wine Fest, Melfa Oyster shooters, raw oysters, local wine.

Birding & Wildlife Festival, Cape Charles The region is one of the world’s most important migratory stops. Oyster Festival, Chincoteague All you-can-eat seafood feast. Between the Waters Bike Tour, Regional Bike beautiful country roads. Paint Onancock! Plein Air, Onancock Artists are inspired by Onancock’s charms. Speckled Trout Fishing Tournament, Regional Competitive fishing tournament.

NOVEMBER

Island House Oyster Roast, Wachapreague Feast on all-you-can-eat seafood. Cape Charles Museum Oyster Roast, Cape Charles Feast on all-you-can-eat seafood. Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend, Chincoteague This region is one of the world’s most important migratory stops. Deborah Waterfowl Show, Chincoteague Decoy carvings and art show. Merroir Terroir, Machipongo Feast on all-you-can-eat seafood, and local wine. Open Studio & Vineyard Tour, Regional A self-guided tour of area artists’ studios and a vineyard.

Virginia Wine & Brine Month, Regional Special events during November star wine, oysters, local culture.

DECEMBER

Old Fashioned Christmas Parade, Chincoteague An old-fashioned holiday parade. Christmas Homes & Tasting Tour, Cape Charles Tour beautifully decorated homes & enjoy holiday festivities. Festive Fridays Cape Charles Holiday events, shopping, festivities. Holiday House Tour, Chincoteague Tour beautifully decorated homes & enjoy holiday festivities. Holiday House Tour, Onancock Tour beautifully decorated homes & enjoy holiday festivities.

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he Eastern Shore of Virginia is a history buff’s dream, settled in the early 1600s and relatively undisturbed since due to its centuries of isolation. It’s also a culinary mecca, where fresh caught seafood meets southern comfort food, meets avante guard food trends. Plus, you can gaze across open water while you eat. If you’re an avid kayaker, hiker, fisherman, hunter, boater, sailor, birder or just like the adrenaline high of a good hanglide, this is the place. If you love art, there are dozens of studios and galleries up and down the shore. Antique stores, charming shops and upscale markets are filled with treasures you can take home. Use these itineraries to help you plan the best trip ever to the Virginia Eastern Shore: www.esvatourism.org/explore

SEASONAL

2nd Saturday Art Stroll, Chincoteague Art, culture, special events. 2  nd Friday Art Stroll, Onancock Art, culture, special events.

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UPPER SHORE

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aily life hums briskly as a summer day dawns on Chincoteague Island. Scooters zip along Maddox Boulevard and bike riders pedal toward Assateague Island. By afternoon, lines form at the ice cream parlors. In late July, thousands flock to the world-famous Pony Swim and Penning, celebrating its 91st year in 2016. Over at Tom’s Cove they’re stacking bushels of blue crabs, bagging clams, culling oysters, all of this one step removed from the tables of town restaurants where you can slurp down “Chincoteague Salt” oysters or bite into a crispy soft shell crab. For generations of families drawn by wild ponies and Atlantic surf, Chincoteague is Virginia’s FUN FACT Eastern Shore. This is the Legend holds the famous gateway to the world-famous Chincoteague ponies swam ashore Assateague Island National from a shipwrecked Spanish Seashore, nationally-renowned galleon, but no one is quite sure. Chincoteague National Wildlife What is fact is that Marguerite Refuge and NASA Wallops Flight Henry wrote her children’s book Facility for rocket launches. Misty of Chincoteague while visiting Yet it is just the beginning the town, elevating the ponies to of discovering the Eastern Shore national stardom. of Virginia. 10  You’ll Love Our Nature #visitesva

A country drive down Atlantic and Metompkin roads passes through hamlets like Modest Town and Kegotank, small clusters of homes with old churches and historic cemeteries. This winding back road is fast becoming a bicycling favorite. A few miles north near the Maryland border find the little fishing village of Greenbackville, with the Crusty Crab Seafood Shack and the Bay Watch Inn. Nearby Captain’s Cove has a 9-hole golf course, marina and restaurant on Chincoteague Bay. Across Route 13, bayside country roads lead to old landings once buzzing with schooners and steamboats. Today they’re ideal for launching a skiff or kayak for paddling or fishing for flounder or rockfish. In the island village of Saxis you can nod hello to the watermen at work at the wharf and visit Saxis Island Museum, which chronicles their hardworking way of life. In the town of Parksley, a collection of rail cars and engines harkens back half a century to when railroad eclipsed the ships and sent Shore-grown vegetables and fruit nationwide. A day of playing in salty sea spray and crashing waves, exploring small towns and tasty lunch counters, inevitably ends at water’s edge. Gulls and terns cry out and swoop over acres of salt marsh, a scene that is both a beautiful and essential piece of the Shore experience.


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In addition to wine tastings, you’ll be delighted by delicious wood-fired pizza too if you make the trip on a Saturday. You’ll meet the family who owns and operates the winery, the Giardinas, who escaped the NYC rat race and have created “the wine life” on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Budding Astronauts

See a space suit and a large-scale model rocket up close, examine the night skies on Astronomy Night, and help launch a model rocket at the NASA Visitor Center. Weekend programs give young (and older) space enthusiasts unique opportunities to explore all things celestial.

Basecamp: Chincoteague

Where else can you walk for miles on a pristine Atlantic beach, climb a lighthouse, look for wild ponies, and shop for original art within a funky beach town? Choose from dozens of places to stay, including Victorian B&Bs, modern vacation condos, family motels and campgrounds. Don’t go home without tasting the homemade ice cream at Island Creamery or Chincoteague oysters.

Off 13: Parksley

Relive the golden age of train travel in this 1885 railroad town. Climb aboard the preserved dining, sleeping and caboose cars at the Eastern Shore Railway Museum. Continue your step back in time with lunch at the Club Car Café and browsing Jaxon’s old-fashioned “five and dime,” where you can still get penny candy.

Donna Mason,

Chincoteague Island

“The Eastern Shore, and Chincoteague in particular, are the quiet alternative to the other beach resorts like Virginia Beach, Ocean City and OBX. We’ve got everything they’ve got except a boardwalk and we’ve got it in a nicer, quieter way. It’s a lot safer. It’s a good family place. It’s a good place to live and a good place to play. We’re still like everything else used to be. I hear that all the time.”

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EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL: AN ENGINEERING MARVEL


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Ship Shoal Island

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Major highways, nearby international airports, deep water harbors including a major yacht center, and two convenient private airports make it easy to drive, fly and boat here. An E-ZPass will discount your trip across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

with the Chesapeake Bay on one coast and the

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Parramore Island

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s a Chesapeake Bay deadrise slowly motors away from Onancock wharf bound for Tangier Island, a charter fishing boat clears the inlet out of Wachapreague, headed to blue Atlantic waters. Out in the marsh, watermen deftly steer skiffs loaded with oysters and clams along winding creeks back toward the dock. Daily life, like boats and tides, ebbs and flows in the Middle Shore’s vintage towns and countryside escapes. On small town streets a storekeeper hangs the “Open” sign, an artist’s easel is set up for plein air painting, and a breeze picks up enticing smells from the corner café. The county seat of Accomac hums with courthouse activity amid the finest examples of 18th century architecture.

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As the landscape between bay and ocean narrows, the choices to stay, eat and play grow rich and varied, from quaint waterfront cottages to modern hotels in Exmore. Renovated inns and art galleries lend a modern charm to Onancock, a walkable wharf town dating to 1680. From here, you can take the ferry to the waterman’s community of Tangier Island or explore the waters of Onancock Creek by kayak. Farther south in Wachapreague, the day’s catch is weighed and cleaned dockside while the proud anglers soak in spacious views from the deck of The Island House Restaurant. On country roads the curious traveler finds quirky surprises: The Seaside Grill in Willis Wharf, Teresa’s Quilts in Exmore, Asian

pears and other seasonal fruit at Mason Beach Fruit Farm near Harborton. Wherever you may wander, evening finds you at a pub, café or fine restaurant that exudes warmth and atmosphere. Dining ranges from southern comfort food to sophisticated culinary adventures using the fruits of farm and sea.

FUN FACT Housed in an original, shiny metal railroad car, the Exmore Diner was retro before retro was in vogue. Friendly, local faces serve up comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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Onancock captures the charm of Eastern Shore living. A town steeped in history charts its founding back to 1680. Its centuries-old homes evoke an era of prosperity on the shore, particularly Ker Place, a historic house turned museum. Today, artist studios, restaurants and inns capture the vitality of the current day. Meet artists in their studios and local farmers at the Onancock Market on Saturday mornings. Walk to dinner, a movie, or a live show at the playhouse. Choose from four inns and a historic hotel. Dining ranges from an Irish pub to sophisticated cafés to a dockside eatery where the chef plays guitar.

Off 13: Wachapreague

Venture off the highway just four miles to Wachapreague, “The Little City by the Sea.” Dine on local seafood at the Island House, or catch your own on a charter fishing or clam-digging trip. Ride the Wachapreague Inn’s boat taxi to a relaxing day on a sandbar.

Catch the Ferry

Operating spring through fall, the Tangier Ferry is a Chesapeake Bay workboat outfitted to take visitors 12 miles out to Tangier Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. Spend the day walking the island’s narrow lanes, take a golf cart tour (there are no cars here), and sample the softshell crabs this island is best known for. You’ll no doubt get an earful of the local Tangier dialect, related to the Elizabethan English spoken by the island’s first settlers.

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Mark Crockett, Tangier Island “I love everything about Tangier — it’s a way of life. It’s a unique place to live and there’s no other place like it in the world. I wouldn’t trade it for anywhere in the world. I love living there. When I was raising my kids you could just let them go, you can’t do that everywhere. My grandkids are coming up now and they can just go out and play. It’s really nice.”

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Furniture • Jewelry • Vintage Items • Decorative Arts Christmas Shoppe • Pets Welcome/Pet Walk Camper Friendly

Blue Crow Antique MAll Open 7 Days a Week Mon. - Sat. 10-5 Sun. 12-5

(757) 442-4150

32124 Lankford Hwy. Rt. 13 • Keller, VA 23401 bluecrow@intercom.net bluecrowantiquemall.com

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www.onancock.org www.onancock.com

Media Buzz Best Trips 2016: Tangier Island, Virginia’s Eastern Shore National Geographic Traveler Virginia’s Eastern Shore: One of the World’s Top Family Destinations for 2016, trekaroo.com Best Food in Virginia, Brown Dog Handcrafted Ice Cream, Virginia Living 27 Ice Cream Shops to Visit Before You Die: Island Creamery, buzzfeed.com Chincoteague Island: America’s Happiest Seaside Town, Coastal Living

• Family & Pet Friendly • 2 Acres of land, close to wharf

Cape Charles: Top Five Best Little Beach Towns, Southern Living Onancock: Coolest Small Town in America, Budget Travel Forget the Hamptons, Chincoteague Island is the Place To Be This Summer, Forbes

757-787-3521

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Marker 29 Design specializes in embroidery, heat transfers, clothing, shoes, jewelry, housewares, ornaments, and much more.

4 North St, Onancock, Virginia 23417 (757) 787-1000 Explore Nature's Pristine & Private Places on Virginia's Eastern Shore and Barrier Islands

Broadwater Bay Eco-tours

Tangier Island Onancock Ferry

Cruise the Chesapeake Bay to and from Tangier Island aboard

Joyce Marie with Captain Mark Crockett 36’ Long • 4’ Draft USCG • 25 Certified Passengers Cruising with Mark on the “Joyce Marie II” provides tourists with a longer visit on Tangier Island. Island Amenities: Ice Cream Shops, Bicycle & Golf Cart Rentals, Scenic Golf Cart Tours, Gift Shops, Island Museum and Kayaking

Call Mark/Joyce For Reservations: 757-891-2505 www.tangierferry.com

Relax, Discover, Explore Chart a course back in time and experience the history & charm of Tangier Island.

Crab, Clams and Oyster Waterman's Heritage Tours Shelling, Birding, Dolphin Watching & Custom EcoTours CERTIFIED ECOTOUR GUIDE

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

757-442-4363 757-710-0568 cell

barrierislands1@gmail.com www.broadwaterbayecotours.com

Depart daily at 12:30 PM

1-800-863-2338 • 1-410-968-2338

1001 W. Main Street Crisfield, MD 21817

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Right at the Waterfront

Houses, Apartments, Efficiencies, & Rooms Available

757-787-2105 • www.wachapreagueinn.com

757-787-7117 town@wachapreague.org www.wachapreague.info

BOAT CRUISES I FISHING TRIPS I UNIQUE GIFTS

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LOWER SHORE

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he Eastern Shore begins — and ends — at the famed Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel at the southern tip where drivers enjoy 20 plus miles of open water. Here, Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic waters meet, waves from both washing upon each other. Fishermen, vacationers, beachcombers and birdwatchers mingle. All are embraced by water. Those who travel a distance deserve a reward, and the Lower Shore delivers. Long walks on wild beaches are matched by equestrian rides through the pine forests, and every night brings the bounty of the sea to the table.

FUN FACT Built in 1964 to connect the Eastern Shore to Hampton Roads, the 20-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is one of the world’s engineering marvels. Stop on the southernmost of the four islands to watch birds, battleships and container barges from the fishing pier and dine at the Chesapeake Grill in one of the most original spots in the world, the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Cape Charles is the perfect launch point for shopping, beaches, golf and outdoor adventures. You might spot an enormous mega–yacht docked at the Cape Charles Yacht Center. The nearby Bay Creek Resort is home to Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer signature golf courses right on the Chesapeake Bay, vacation rentals, a private beach and a restaurant. For a completely different experience, park the camper at Cherrystone Family Camping Resort and, just down the road, pick up some of the famed Cherrystone littlenecks for a roast over the campfire.

The lights stay on 24 hours at the fishing pier at Kiptopeke State Park, and down the beach a stretch, boats anchor offshore from the Sunset Grille with the stunning Chesapeake Bay BridgeTunnel as a backdrop. Up the road, Chatham Vineyard’s French vinifera grapes are turned into the Merlots, Chardonnays, Cabernets and blends that have earned the winery medals and accolades nationwide. Launch your kayak on a guided tour to the winery and, later in the evening, sip their Church Creek Steel Chardonnay at sunset at a restaurant overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.


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Basecamp: Cape Charles

Preserved century-old buildings house chic boutique hotels and cozy inns, coffeehouses and eclectic shops in this former railroad town on the Chesapeake Bay. Get the local news around the pot-bellied stove at Watson’s Hardware, sit on a stool at Rayfield’s Pharmacy soda fountain, and walk to the half-mile public beach for a swim, kayak, or to watch the sunset.

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Visit the Barrier Islands Center to learn about the lives of those who lived on the remote sand islands that buffer Virginia’s Atlantic coastline, then get a healthy lunch at Machipongo Trading Company and pick up Coastal Roasting’s locally-roasted coffee.

Myrtis Ames, Capeville “When people ask me about the Eastern Shore I tell them that it’s a quiet place — if you’re looking for the city life it’s not here. You’ll find love, you’ll find trust, honesty, you’ll find giving, you’ll find peace, and you’ll find joy and contentment. A lot of folks say this is God’s country. #visitesva www.esvatourism.org  23


The Boardwalk

Great quality at moderate prices Coastal-themed Friendly staff, great customer service Whimsy & humor Beachy lifestyle with a touch of naughty 316A Mason Ave Cape Charles, Virginia (757) 331-2424

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welcome to the Shanty

Whether it’s shopping, dining, or playing outdoors, you’ll find something to fall in Love with...

lunch • dinner • drinks walk-ins welcome • casual dining outdoor seating •good for groups sustainable seafood

33 Marina Road Cape Charles, Virginia 23310 (757) 695-3853 • www.shantyseafood.com Serving locals & visitors Since 1950

• Exxon Gas • Food • Gift shop • Pottery

Stay & relax in your charming bayside gem on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

CapeCharlesByTheBay.com 757-331-1541 & C-Store 757-331-2505

26507 Lankford Highway • Cape Charles, VA 23310 sting-raysrestaurant.com #visitesva www.esvatourism.org  25


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ATTRACTIONS CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL

32386 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2960 www.cbbt.com

EASTERN SHORE RAILWAY MUSEUM

18468 Dunne Ave Parksley, VA 23421 757-665-7245 www.easternshorerailwaymuseum.org

ARTISANS / GALLERIES HISTORIC PALACE THEATRE & ARTS ENTER

301 Mason Avenue, PO Box 226 Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2787 www.artsentercapecharles.org TERESA’S QUILTS

Find us on Facebook Call for hours & Location 757-710-0644 teresamoncrief@yahoo.com

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / TOWNS CAPE CHARLES BY THE BAY

Cape Charles, VA 23310 www.capecharlesbythebay.com capecharlesbythebay@gmail.com CHINCOTEAGUE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

6733 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6161 www.chincoteaguechamber.com EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

19056 Parkway, PO Box 460 Melfa, VA 23410 757-787-2460 www.esvachamber.org NORTHHAMPTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

16429A Courthouse Road, PO Box 475 Eastville, VA 23347 757-678-0010 www.northhamptoncountychamber.com

TOWN OF ONANCOCK

15 North Street Onancock, VA 23417 www.onancock.com

THE CHINCOTEAGUE CENTER

6155 Community Drive Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-0614 www.ChincoteagueCenter.com

TOWN OF PARKSLEY

P.O. Box 256 Parksley, VA 23421 757-665-4618 www.Parksley.org TOWN OF WACHAPREAGUE

PO Box 242 Wachapreague, VA 23480 757-787-7117 wactown@verizon.net www.wachapreague.org

CONFERENCE CENTER/ DESTINATION WEDDINGS THE OYSTER FARM AT KINGS CREEK

500 Marina Village Circle Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-8660 www.TheOysterFarmatKingsCreek.com

DINING BILL’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

4040 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-5831 www.BillsPrime.com GREAT MACHIPONGO CLAM SHACK

6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13 Nassawadox, VA 23413 757-442-3800 www.greatclams.com www.TheGreatMachipongoClamShack.com THE JACKSPOT

6262 Marlin Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-0512 www.TheJackspot.com


GOLF

ISLAND HOUSE RESTAURANT

17 Atlantic Avenue Wachapreague, VA 23480 757-787-4242 www.theislandhouserestaurant.com LE PETIT BISTRO AT BLOXOM VINEYARD

26130 Mason Road Bloxom, VA 23308 757-665-5670 www.bloxomwinery.com MALLARDS RESTAURANT

2 Market Street Onancock, VA 23417 757-787-8558 Catering 757-787-7321 www.mallardsllc.com THE OYSTER FARM EATERY AT KINGS CREEK

500 Marina Village Circle Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-8660 www.theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com THE SHANTY

33 Marina Road Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-695-3853 www.shantyseafood.com STING-RAY’S RESTAURANT

26507 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1541 (Restaurant) 757-331-2505 (Store) www.sting-raysrestaurant.com

ECO TOURS / CRUISE BOATS / SCENIC CRUISES / BIKE RENTALS / SERVICES BROADWATER BAY ECOTOURS

6035 Killmon Point Road Exmore, VA 23350 757-442-4363, 757-710-0568 (Cell) www.broadwaterbayecotours.com EASTERN SHORE ADVENTURES CAPTAIN BUDDY VAUGHAN

PO Box 2069 Cheriton, VA 23316 757-615-7723, Esa10@verizon.net www.easternshoreadventures.com TANGIER ISLAND CRUISES

1001 W. Main Street Crisfield, MD 21817 800-863-2338, 410-968-2338 www.tangierislandcruises.com TANGIER ISLAND ONANCOCK FERRY

P. O. Box 64 Tangier, VA 23440 757-891-2505 www.tangierferry.com/ tangierferry@gmail.com

EVENTS & FESTIVALS CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

Chincoteague Center 6155 Community Drive Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-894-2334 www.ChincoteagueBlueberryFestival.

BAY CREEK RESORT & CLUB

1 Clubhouse Way Cape Charles, VA 23310 1-888-422-9275 www.BayCreekResort.com

MARINAS THE OYSTER FARM MARINA

500 Marina Village Circle Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-8640 www.theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com

SUMMER CAMP

YMCA CAMP SILVER BEACH

6272 YMCA Lane, P.O. Box 69 Jamesville, VA 23398 757-442-4634 , 877-231-2012 Fax 757-442-4786 info@campsilverbeach.org www.campsilverbeach.org

CHINCOTEAGUE BAY FIELD STATION

34001 Mill Dam Road Wallops Island, VA 23337 757-824-5636 www.cbfieldstation.org info@cbfieldstation.org

WINERIES

VIRGINIA SPACE FLIGHT ACADEMY

CHATHAM VINEYARDS

P.O. Box 188 Atlantic, VA 23303 757-824-3800: Office 757-894-1701: Greg Armstrong Ed@vaspaceflightacademy.org www.VaSpaceFlightAcademy.org

9232 Chatham Road Machipongo, VA 23405 757-678-5588 info@chathamvineyards.com www.ChathamVineyards.net

MASSAGE THERAPY PINDER MASSAGE THERAPY

20441 Market Street Onancock, VA 23417 757-789-7611 757-710-6532 www.pindermassage.massagetherapy.com

GOURMET & SPECIALTY FOOD SHOPS BLUE CRAB BAY CO.

Off Rt. 13 29368 Atlantic Drive Melfa, VA 23410 757-787-3602, 800-221-2722 www.bluecrabbay.com

RESIDENT CAMP WITH THE Y! YMCA Camp Silver Beach is the ultimate all-inclusive summer experience for ages 8-16.

YMCA CAMP SILVER BEACH 6272 YMCA Lane, Jamesville, VA 23398

Call 1-877-231-2012 or visit CampSilverBeach.org for information.

GULL HUMMOCK GOURMET & WINE

115 Mason Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1500, Fax 757-678-9068

SPECIALTY & ANTIQUE SHOPS

Chincoteague Bay Field Station

BLUE CROW ANTIQUE MALL

32124 Lankford Highway, Rt. 13 Keller, VA 23401 757-442-4150 bluecrow@intercom.net www.bluecrowantiquemall.com THE BOARDWALK

316A Mason Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2424 www.theboardwalk.com MARKER 29 DESIGN

4 North Street Onancock, VA 23417 757-787-1000

Hands-on, Feet-wet on the Eastern Shore

family programs Family Fun Fridays Homeschool Classes SPARK

summer camps Day Camps Overnight Camps Family Camps

adult workshops Birding Nature Photography Kayaking

Visit our website for a full listing of programs: www.cbfieldstation.org

PERIWINKLES A UNIQUE CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE

12 Strawberry Street Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-678-2481 (Shop) 703-216-5206 (Cell) www.periwinkles.com

chincoteague bay field station

34001 Mill Dam Road, Wallops Island, VA 23337 757-824-5636 | www.cbfieldstation.org | info@cbfieldstation.org

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Hotels & Resorts CAPE CHARLES

PEACOCK MOTOR INN

26369 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1127 www.peacockmotorinn.com RITTENHOUSE MOTOR LODGE

23054 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2768 www.rittenhousemotorlodge.com SUNSET BEACH RESORT

32260 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310 888-985-1761 www.SunsetBeachVA.com

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

FAIRFIELD INN

6151 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6562

3913 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-0043 www.fairfieldchincoteague.com

ASSATEAGUE INN

ISLAND RESORT

AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN & SUITES

6570 Coach’s Lane Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-3738 www.assateague-inn.com

4391 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-3141 Fax 757-336-1483

BEST WESTERN PLUS CHINCOTEAGUE

www.IslandMotorInnResort.com

7105 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6557 800-553-6117 www.chincoteague-hotel.com COMFORT SUITES

4195 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-3700 www.chincoteaguecomfortsuites.com

reservations@islandmotorinnresort.com MARINA BAY HOTEL & SUITES

3801 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-3500 www.marinabayhotelandsuites.com

RODEWAY INN

6273 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague, VA 23336 757-336-6565 www.ChincoteagueQuality.com SEA SHELL MOTEL

3720 Willow Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6589 www.seashellmotel.org WACHAPREAGUE

WACHAPREAGUE INN

1 Main Street, PO Box 256 Wachapreague, VA 23480 757-787-2105 www.wachapreagueinn.com wachapreagueinn@mail.com

REFUGE INN

7058 Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague, VA 23336 757-336-5511 888-831-0900 www.refugeinn.com

WATERSIDE INN

3761 S. Main St.,PO Box 347 Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 877-870-3434 www.WatersideInn.biz

Campgrounds / Cottage Rentals CAPE CHARLES

BAY CREEK VACATION RENTALS

3335 Stone Road Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-8750 888-422-9275 www.baycreekresort.com vacations@baycreek.net

CAPE CHARLES VACATION RENTALS

307 Mason Avenue Cape Charles, VA 23310 800-421-1481 www.rentalsincapecharles.com CHERRYSTONE CAMPGROUND

1511 Townfield Drive Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-3063 www.cherrystoneva.com Mailing: P.O. Box 545 Cheriton, VA 23316

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A boutique hotel offering simple pleasures with a unique experience! A hotel where you get to be you every day! Our hotel features 76 thoughtfully designed rooms with distinct water views, free high speed internet, outdoor pool, tiki bar, fire pits and boat slips. We also offer a complimentary deluxe gourmet breakfast every morning and a private marina for you to relax. Come experience and enjoy Chincoteague with us!

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LUXURY SUITES & HOMES AT THE OYSTER FARM AT KINGS CREEK

500 Marina Village Circle Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-8640 www.theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

EASTERN SHORE RETREATS

6759-A Maddox Boulevard Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-1088 www.chincoteague.com/esretreats HOLIDAY COTTAGES

6113 Taylor Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6256 www.holidaycottageschinco.com

Bed & Breakfast BELLE HAVEN

BAY VIEW WATERFRONT BED & BREAKFAST

35350 Copes Drive Belle Haven, VA 23306 800-442-6966 757-442-6963 waynebrowning@verizon.net

31400 Latimers Bluff Road Cape Charles, VA 23310 269-209-4406 www.thebaywood.com CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

6742 Maddox Blvd. Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-3111 www.chincoteague.com/maddox/

4141 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6686 www.MissMollys-Inn.com

TOM’S COVE PARK

1848 ISLAND MANOR HOUSE

BAY VIEW COTTAGE - SMITHS BEACH

PO Box 511 Jonesville, VA 24263 276-346-3677, 276-698-7782 (mobile) bayview3@verizon.net

30 North Street Onancock, VA 23417 757-789-7711 www.innatonancock.com info@innatonancock.com

CAPE CHARLES

THE BAYWOOD BED & BREAKFAST

MADDOX FAMILY CAMPGROUND

EASTVILLE – SMITHS BEACH

THE INN AT ONANCOCK

7 North Street, P.O. Box 259 Onancock, VA 23417 757-787-7400 www.thecharlottehotel.com

www.BayViewWaterfrontBedandBreakfast.com

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND MISS MOLLY’S INN

8128 Beebe Road Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-6498 tomscovepark@verizon.net www.tomscovepark.com

CHARLOTTE HOTEL & RESTAURANT

4160 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757-336-5436 www.IslandManor.com

Discover BEST WESTERN PLUS Chincoteague Island and experience the warmth of an islander’s welcome. Folks come here for many reasons but none more important to relax and reconnect. No other hotel on Chincoteague brings you closer to the Refuge and the beach than we do. With tranquil location, friendly staff, complimentary hot breakfast, WIFI, and spacious rooms you will never want to leave! Give us a call today. We can’t wait to say hello!

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NEW CHURCH

THE GARDEN & THE SEA INN

4188 Nelson Road PO Box 275, New Church, VA 23415 757-894-9097 innkeeper@gardenandseainn.com www.gardenandseainn.com

Where Cherished Memories Are Created

TEMPERANCEVILLE

TALL PINES HARBOR CAMPGROUND

8107 Tall Pines Lane Temperanceville, VA 23442 757-824-0777 www.tallpinesharbor.com reservations@tallpinesharbor.com

ONANCOCK

1882 COLONIAL MANOR INN

84 Market Street Onancock, VA 23417 757-787-3521 www.colonialmanorinn.com

757-336-6557 www.bestwestern.com/chincoteagueisland 7105 Maddox Blvd. Chincoteague Island, VA EACH BEST WESTERN© branded hotel is independently owned and operated.

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Escape to the bay and enjoy a real Eastern Shore Virginia Experience!!

Seafood Eatery

Oyster Bar

Full Service Marina

Event Venue

Vacation Rentals & Suites

It’s more than just a beach, The Oyster farm at Kings Creek is the perfect bay side setting for creating memories that will last a lifetime!! Just North of the scenic Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel. 500 Marina Village Circle • Cape Charles, VA 23310 • 757-331-8660

www.TheOysterFarmatKingsCreek.com

Activity Rentals


Fun For the Whole Family

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS Assateague National Seashore Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge Surf Fishing • Bay Flounder Fishing Ocean Beaches • Bird Watching Oyster Museum • Miniature Golf Tennis Courts and more!

CAMPING AT ITS BEST Fishing and Crabbing Piers Boat Ramp and Marina Playground for the Kids Clubhouse with Video Games and Pool Tables Large Country Store Cable Television on Selected Sites Seasonal Sites Available 30x60 Swimming Pool

8128 Beebe Rd. Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 757.336.6498 www.tomscovepark.com tomscovepark@verizon.net


ChinCoteague island’s all Waterfront resort Waterfront Balconies, Best View On Island, Health/Fitness Center, Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Conference/ Hospitality Room, Continental Breakfast Five Minutes To National Wildlife Refuge Assateague National Seashore, NASA/ Wallops Island

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(757) 336-3141 • Fax (757) 336-1483 www.islandmotorinn.com • reservations@islandmotorinnresort.com

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