Local Links on the Shore

Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism
Will help you plan your Eastern Shore adventures!

 

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce

Listing of Events and Local Businesses

 

Cape Charles.Org

Offers detailed information on the town of Cape Charles

 

 

Things to Do and Sea:

 

Tidewater Charters  Full and half day charters, offering fishing and family fun.

 

Southeast Expeditions Offers guided kayaking tours and rentals for all your families' exploration needs.

 

Bay Creek Beach and Golf Community

Bay Creek's award-winning golf resort is the first in the United States to feature signature courses from two of the top names in golf—Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Golf Digest has consistently named our 18-hole courses among the best in the state, while Golf World ranked Bay Creek 12th in its list of top golf resorts in America.

 

Chatham Vineyards

Chatham Vineyards is owned and operated by the Wehner family at historic Chatham Farm which has been a working farm for four centuries. They're located on Church Creek, in Machipongo, VA (just ten minutes north of the farm).

A retail tasting room is located in the winery and outdoor seating for relaxing on a pretty day. Check their site for fun events too!

 

The Barrier Islands Center

The Barrier Islands Center, located on the former Almshouse Farm, in Machipongo, is a gem of a cultural history museum. It uses artfully designed exhibits and original documentary films to tell the stories of the people who lived, worked and played on Virginia's Barrier Islands. They host multiple public and private events each year.

 

Kiptopeke State Park

Kiptopeke State Park offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay. It's also a great place to explore unique migratory bird habitat along the Atlantic flyway. The park has two and three-bedroom cabins, six-bedroom lodges, RV and tent camping, yurts and a bunkhouse. Guests also enjoy the park's boat ramp, lighted fishing pier, picnic areas, 5.1 miles of hiking and biking trails, playground, beach bathhouse and swimming beach. Seasonal interpretive and educational programs focus on natural history, birding and bay ecology.

 

Fisherman's Island National Wildlife Refuge

Hike the trails, kayak the marshes, and look up at the sky for the numerous species of birds that fly by.

 

The Oyster Farm at King's Creek

Waterfront restaurant, event space and marina in Cape Charles, Va.

 

Cape Charles Yacht Center

Full service yacht center right in the town harbor.

 

Places to Hangout – and Eat!

 

Hook @ Harvey

Waterfront bistro located in an historic renovated building, right on the marina. Hands down, the BEST food near and far!

 

Kelly's Gingernut Pub

Authentic Irish pub with a quaint atmosphere, and daily lunch and dinner specials.

 

The Shanty

Waterfront bar/restaurant located at the Cape Charles Yacht Center/Marina. Frequent live music in the summer months.

 

The Coach House Tavern @ Bay Creek

Breakfast, lunch and some nights dinner; right next to the pro shop on the golf course.

 

Dead Rise Pies

Handcrafted and delicious pizza!

 

Cape Charles Coffee House

Relaxing atmosphere, coffee and breakfast in an historic building.

 

Gull Hummock Gourmet Market

Provision your life with a wide variety of wines, beers, cheeses and gourmet snacks!

 

Brown Dog Ice Cream

Homemade Ice cream in an assortment of fun flavors!

 

Machipongo Trading Center

While you're heading up to Machipongo for some historic education at the Barrier Island Center and a wine tasting at
Chatham Vineyards, stop at MTC for a fresh healthy (or not) snack!

 

Locally Made Stuff to Order – Great Gift Ideas!

 

Blue Crab Bay Company - Tastes and Traditions of the Chesapeake

Locally inspired delicious treats.

 

Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting Company

Order locally roasted coffee!

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