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The Beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware

Updated on February 15, 2016

The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab

The blue crab is the Chesapeake Bay's signature crustacean. The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab is world renowned for its sweet, succulent white meat. The area is also a great place to go crabbing!
The blue crab is the Chesapeake Bay's signature crustacean. The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab is world renowned for its sweet, succulent white meat. The area is also a great place to go crabbing! | Source

An Eastern Shore Sunset

Photographers and painters alike come from around the world in an effort to capture the beauty of an Eastern Shore sunset. This photo was taken on Chincoteague Island, Virginia in early autumn 2009.
Photographers and painters alike come from around the world in an effort to capture the beauty of an Eastern Shore sunset. This photo was taken on Chincoteague Island, Virginia in early autumn 2009. | Source

"You'll Love Our Nature!"

The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware is a tiny Peninsula located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, on the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay. Along its coast are many barrier islands which serve as protection to the larger land mass during storms. The bay meets the sea, and watermen till the tides as farmers till the fields within miles of one another. Famous for the Chesapeake Blue Crab, this area is a renowned vacation spot for seafood lovers the world over.

The Eastern Shore includes hundreds of miles of shoreline along the bay and the ocean, making it fairly simple to find a quiet beach to relax and enjoy the sun. Our first “tourist” was Captain John Smith in 1608. He waxed poetically of our fair shores along this last pristine stretch on the east coast.

Tiny, historic towns sprung up from the railroads and meandering creeks pepper the coastline where neighbors still know and look out for another. With few residents, Eastern Shore Natives have managed to maintain the same friendships throughout their entire lives. Unique old-world accents are spoken here, especially on beautiful Tangier Island in Virginia.

Route 13 is the major highway, running north and south. However, you're going to want to get off the highway to see the best this area has to offer. On the back roads of the Eastern Shore, you take a trip back in time. The peace and tranquility is found in few places else.

A visit here welcomes you into a magical world. The possibilities for fun and adventure are endless. While we are a hard-working culture, we also know how to have a good time and it shows. The nightlife here is incredible especially on beautiful Chincoteague Island, Virginia and the well-known Ocean City in Maryland. If you’re looking for nightlife, these are the places to be!

For those looking to get away from the riff raff, the Eastern Shore offers beaches, water sports, charter boats, fishing and sight-seeing expeditions, amusement parks, carnivals, fairs, festivals, concert and event arenas, beautiful parks, wild ponies, putt-putt courses, go-carts, as well as endless specialty shops and outlets. Leisurely explore friendly shops in our small towns, bike through wilderness, enjoy kayaking on a creek, eat delicious local seafood in one of our restaurants, crab from a pier, fish from a shore or shop at a roadside stand.

Top this all off with the hospitality only the good ole Eastern Shore can offer and you have beautiful memories to last a lifetime.

The Eastern Shore of Virginia's Remote Winding Roads

The Eastern Shore of Virginia stretches 70 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel to the Maryland line, and consists of Accomack and Northampton Counties. This photo was taken at Parker's Landing Road in Clam, Accomack County, Virginia.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia stretches 70 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel to the Maryland line, and consists of Accomack and Northampton Counties. This photo was taken at Parker's Landing Road in Clam, Accomack County, Virginia. | Source

Beautiful Spring Magnolias

The first flowers of the spring color the landscape in Oak Hall, Virginia, home of the Arcadia High School Firebirds and the friendliest, most helpful auto parts store in America, Don's Auto Plus.
The first flowers of the spring color the landscape in Oak Hall, Virginia, home of the Arcadia High School Firebirds and the friendliest, most helpful auto parts store in America, Don's Auto Plus. | Source

Great Food, Hip Music and Good Times

This photo was taken at the Chincoteague Island Annual Oyster Festival on Chincoteague Island, Virginia. This is just one of many festivals, fairs and carnivals held on the Eastern Shore each year to entertain the soul and tantalize the taste buds.
This photo was taken at the Chincoteague Island Annual Oyster Festival on Chincoteague Island, Virginia. This is just one of many festivals, fairs and carnivals held on the Eastern Shore each year to entertain the soul and tantalize the taste buds. | Source

The Famous Chincoteague Wild Ponies

The Chincoteague Wild Ponies live on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia. This photo was taken there, in the northern corral located on the right of Beach Road halfway to the beach.
The Chincoteague Wild Ponies live on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, Virginia. This photo was taken there, in the northern corral located on the right of Beach Road halfway to the beach. | Source

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      Windy Grace Mason 

      2 years ago from The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, U.S.A.

      I am also originally from Maryland. I'm currently working on a rewrite on this one. The few words do not do this place justice! I also run a web magazine called Wild Pony Tales, which covers Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, the ponies and other wildlife, and the people of the islands. Our publisher passed in July so, as the new publisher, I am working on bringing it back up to par. While he was sick, we didn't write much and, at his passing, I was heartbroken and dropped the pen. Trying to get back into the sync of things now. Thank you for reading and commenting, kitty! You're a gem, just like the world we come from!

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      Kitty Fields 

      2 years ago from Summerland

      I'm originally from Maryland and so I know exactly what you're talking about here. I've camped out on Assateague Island and seen the wild ponies up close. Love this area of the country. Such a beautiful place. And the backroads of Virginia are magnificent when the leaves change in the fall!

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