Eastern Shore, Virginia

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Eastern Shore, Virginia

Don’t you deserve a little heaven on Earth?

“Heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man’s habitation ...”
-Captain John Smith 1608, the Eastern Shore of Virginia’s first “tourist”

Thanks, Captain. Hard to beat an endorsement like this, especially when it still rings true today. Tucked between the broad waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, our rural peninsula is the longest stretch of natural coastline remaining on the entire eastern seaboard.

Watermen till the tides so you can indulge in the region’s famed seafood, and family farms provide scenes lush and green. Step back in time to shop, dine or lodge; historic small towns like Onancock welcome you in the friendly Southern tradition.

Only on the Eastern Shore of Virginia can country roads take you to the posh marina and signature golf courses of CaEastern Shorepe Charles and the nostalgic, seaside resort of Chincoteague Island. Share beaches with island ponies that run free by the sea.

Immerse yourself in one of the last authentic island fishing communities on the Chesapeake Bay, car-less Tangier Island is accessible only by boat or small plane.

Make tracks on Bay Creek Railway, a vintage excursion train. Or seek hidden hamlets where local artisans share their wares. “Drink in” the Eastern Shore at award-winning boutique wineries.

Escape with an eco-tour guide. Our incredible chain of wild seaside islands look the same as when Native Americans first dined on oysters here.

Can such a place still exist? You deserve to find out. For more information call us at 757-787-8268 or visit our website www.esvatourism.org.

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