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The Beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware
The Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab
An Eastern Shore Sunset
"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
Beautiful Spring Magnolias
To find out more about this wondrous destination, check out these links to local sites:
- The Wild Ponies of Assateague and Chincoteague Islands
Wildponytales.info is an online magazine devoted to the ponies, the people and the wildlife of Assateague and Chincoteague Islands in Virginia.