AREA ATTRACTIONS

 

Bay Creek & Cape Charles - The amazing Bay Creek Development in Cape Charles transformed the sleepy little town.  The golf course has an Arnold Palmer course, a Jack Nicklaus course, fabulous practice areas, a first-class restaurant & shopping. You can also spend delightful hours exploring the Cape Charles waterfront. 

www.bay-creek.com  and www.capecharles.org


Town of Onancock - This small, rural, waterfront village was discovered by John Smith in 1608, and features a charming downtown with many wonderful restaurants, cheerful shops, antiques stores, and a beautiful marina.  www.onancock.com


Chincoteague Island - This island, its sister wildlife refuge, Assateague Island, and its wild pony herd were made famous by the Margaurite Henry book, “Misty of Chincoteague.” Daily, find a million things to do, along with dozens of annual events.  www.chincoteague.com


Assateague Lighthouse - The lighthouse is a federally protected landmark. It is accessible from the beach road and is just a short walk from the parking lot.  Tours are available. 

http://www.assateagueisland.com/lighthouse/lighthouse_info.htm


Turner Sculpture - Located on 13 in Onley, Turner Sculpture is the largest privately owned bronze foundry & gallery in the United States.  Arrange to see a bronze pour - amazing!  www.turnersculpture.com


Barrier Islands Center - This intriguing museum offers a look into the lives of the first settlers of the barrier islands, whose lives could veer quickly from high drama to sheer drudgery.   The lovely giftshop offers unique items.  www.barrierislandscenter.com


Town of Wachapreague - See Captain Joe at the marina to arrange a fishing trip, and dine at the waterfront Island House Restaurant. Take in its breathtaking view of the marshes and barrier islands.  

http://www.wachapreague.com/

 

Kerr Place Museum & Gardens - Right on the famous Market Street in downtown Onancock is the stunning brick federal style mansion, built circa 1800, with a lovely garden and gift shop. www.kerrplace.org


Kiptopeke State Park - A few miles south the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel, the Kiptopeke State Park awaits.  With it’s bayfront beach, boat launch, and lovely park areas, it’s a place you can start, or spend the day.  http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/kip.shtml


Parksley Railway Museum - Children adore trains, and this museum has a dozen or more refurbished train cars from a step back in time to explore.  Ask for the guided tour! There are also lots of train toys and other memorabilia in the gift shop. www.parksley.com


 

   

 

 


    he Eastern Shore is reknown for its coastal beauty, interesting landmarks and wonderful places to visit.  Below are some of our favorites:

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