Visitor Information

Where is Virginia’s Eastern Shore?

Virginia’s Eastern Shore is on the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. It is a narrow 70-mile spit of land surrounded by water on three sides and is the southernmost tip of the Delmarva Peninsula (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia). The Chesapeake Bay, America’s largest estuary, forms the western edge of Virginia’s Eastern Shore and the Atlantic Ocean forms the eastern border.  It is connected to the Virginia mainland in the south by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. To the north is the state of Maryland.

How to Get Here

Virginia’s Eastern Shore is within half a day’s drive of many major cities, so it’s an easy trip for a quick getaway, family vacation, or romantic escape. Here is the drive time from nearby metro areas:

DISTANCE FROM MAJOR METRO AREAS

Charlotte, NC 6.5 hours
Durham, NC 4 hours
New York City 4.75 hours
Richmond, VA 3 hours
Washington DD 3 hours
Philadelphia, PA 3.5 hours
Virginia Beach VA 1.5 hours
Norfolk, VA 1 hour

If you’re further afield, catch a commercial flight to Norfolk International Airport or Salisbury Regional Airport.

Norfolk International Airport
2200 Norview Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23518
757-857-3351
The closest commercial airport to the southern tip of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Norfolk International Airport is about an hour from Cape Charles, the southernmost town on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and about two hours from Chincoteague, the northernmost town on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
www.norfolkairport.com

Salisbury Regional Airport
This small regional airport has limited commercial flights. It’s an hour from Chincoteague, the northernmost town on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

5485 Airport Terminal Road, Unit A
Salisbury, Maryland 21804
410-548-4827
https://flysbyairport.com/

If you’re looking for a spot to land your private plane, there are two general aviation landing strips on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Accomack County Airport/General Aviation
29194 Parkway North
Melfa, VA 23410
757-787-4600
Located mid-shore on the long 70-mile Virginia Eastern Shore peninsula, Accomack County Airport is the aviation gateway to Virginia’s Eastern shore.
Runway: 5,000 ft. asphalt runway, 100 ft. wide
Identifier: MFV
www.co.accomack.va.us/departments/airport

Tangier Island Airport/General Aviation
4301 Joshua Thomas Lane
Tangier Island, VA 23440
757-891-2496
Touch down on an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay reached only by boat or air. B&Bs, restaurants, shops, a museum and one of the most beautiful and deserted beaches on the mid-Atlantic makes this a must-see from spring to fall.
Runway: 20/2
Identifier: TGI
www.airnav.com/airport/KTGI

Cruise right up to charming waterside towns along two coastlines.

ATLANTIC

Chincoteague
Curtis Merritt Harbor
http://mrc.virginia.gov/vsrfdf/curtmerr.shtm

Wachapreague
Town Marina, Port of Wachapreague
http://www.wachapreague.info/marinas/

Island House Marina & Trident Tackle
http://www.wachapreague.info/marinas/

Wachapreague Marina
http://www.wachapreague.info/marinas/

CHESAPEAKE BAY

Cape Charles
Cape Charles Town Harbor
https://www.capecharlesharbor.com/

Oyster Farm Marina at Kings Creek
http://www.theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com/Marina

Cape Charles Yacht Center
http://www.ccyachtcenter.com/

Onancock
Onancock Wharf

https://www.onancock.com/wharf

Tangier Island
Parks Marina
www.tangierisland-va.com/marina/

Welcome Centers

Call or visit one of our three visitor information centers for help planning your adventure on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.   

North (state border of Virginia and Maryland)
Virginia Welcome Center at New Church
3420 Lankford Hwy.
New Church, VA 23415
757-824-5000
https://www.virginia.org/Listings/VisitorInformationCenters/VirginiaWelcomeCenteratNewChurch/

South (across from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel toll booth)
Eastern Shore of Virginia Welcome Center
32383 Lankford Highway
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-1660
www.visitesva.com

Chincoteague
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce & Certified Visitor Center
6733 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague, VA 23336
757-336-6161
https://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/

Transportation

CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE-TUNNEL
This engineering marvel connects mainland Virginia to Virginia’s Eastern Shore and measures 17.6 miles from shore to shore. The crossing includes more than 12 miles of bridges, causeways, low trestles and two mile-long tunnels. Note that the Bridge-Tunnel is a toll road and can be affected by inclement weather.
Toll Costs: http://www.cbbt.com/travel-information/toll-schedule/
Weather: http://www.cbbt.com/travel-information/weather/
Directions: http://www.cbbt.com/travel-information/
757-331-2960
http://www.cbbt.com/

MASS TRANSIT
Star Transit
Public mass transit with regional bus routes
757-787-8322
www.mystartransit.org/services.html

CAR RENTALS/DRIVERS

Cape Charles Cab
718 Randolph Avenue
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-695-0954

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
36286 Lankford Highway
Belle Haven, VA 23306
757-442-2653
https://www.enterprise.com/en/car-rental/locations/us/va/lecato-colonial-square-21n5.html


Rudy’s Taxicab Services
(757) 710-4617


Shore Limo

20308 Fairgrounds Road
Onancock, VA 23417
757-787-7433
https://www.shorelimos.com/

Shore Ride Taxi
757-710-0460

Car Charging Stations

Norfolk International Airport

Address: 2200 Norview Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23518

Phone Number: 757-857-3351

Plugs/Ports: Four total. Two in Garage A Level 1 (short term parking) aisles B and C, and two in Garage C Level 2 (long term parking) aisles J and K.

Hours Accessible: 24/7

Cost (if any): None

 

Sunset Beach Resort (campground with 30-amp and 50-amp)

Address: 32246 Lankford Hwy Cape Charles, Virginia 23310

Phone Number: 757-331-1776

Plugs/Ports: NEMA 14-50, Wall

Hours Accessible: 24 hours

Cost (if any): Payment required

 

Kiptopeke State Park (State campground with 30-amp and 50-amp)

Address:  30169 Dutton Ln, Cape Charles

Phone Number:  757-331-2267

Plugs/Ports:  NEMA 14-50, Wall

Hours Accessible:  24 hours

Cost (if any):  Payment required

 

Cherrystone Campground

Address: 1511 Townfield Dr, Cape Charles

Phone Number:  757-331-3068

Plugs/Ports: NEMA 14-50

Hours Accessible:  24 hours

Cost (if any):  Negotiated

 

Hampton Inn & Suites, Exmore

Address:  4129 Lankford Highway, Exmore

Phone Number:  757-442-7722

Plugs/Ports:  3 outdoor Wall Outlet (120V), located on the back (east) side of hotel

Hours Accessible:  24/7 

 

Preston Ford

Address: 31066 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410, USA

Phone Number: +1 757-787-1209

Plugs/Ports:  J-1772

Hours Accessible: Monday – Saturday 8AM-8PM

Cost (if any): available to customers during normal business hours

 

Auto Express Rental & Service

Address: 30444 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA, 23410

Phone Number: 1 757-302-0313

Plugs/Ports: J-1772

Hours Accessible: Monday – Saturday 8AM-5PM

Cost (if any): available to customers during normal business hours

 

The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant
7 North St
Onancock, VA 23417
757-787-7400

 

Tall Pines Campground

Address: 8107 Tall Pines Ln, Sanford VA 23442, United States

Phone Number:  757-824-0777

Plugs/Ports: NEMA 14-50, Wall

Hours Accessible: 24 hours

Cost (if any): Payment Required. Must be a guest or staying at the campground.

 

Comfort Suites, Chincoteague

Address:  4195 Main Street, Chincoteague

Phone Number:  757-336-3700

Plugs/Ports:  Wall Outlet (120V)

Hours Accessible:

Cost (if any):  Available for guests only.  Check at Front Desk

 

Hampton Inn & Suites, Chincoteague

Address:  4179 Main Street, Chincoteague

Phone Number:  757-336-1616

Plugs/Ports:  Wall Outlet (120V)

Hours Accessible:  24/7

Cost (if any): Available for guests only.  Check at Front Desk

 

Waterside Inn

Address:  3761 Main Street, Chincoteague

Phone Number:  757-336-3434

Plugs/Ports:  Wall Outlet (120V)

Hours Accessible:

Cost (if any):  Available for patrons.  Inquire at front desk.

 

Chincoteague Island KOA

Address: 6742 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336, USA

Phone Number: +1 757-336-3111

Plugs/Ports: NEMA 14-50, Wall

Cost (if any): Call to enquire. Cabins, 50A RV hookups, tent camping available. Some tent sites have 120V/20A.

 

Refuge Inn

Address: 7058 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, Virginia 23336

Phone Number: 1 757-336-5511

Plugs/Ports: One Tesla High Power Wall Connector (up to 64A) and one Clipper Creek J1772 (up to 32A) are available for patrons. Please see the front desk.

Hours Accessible: 24/7

Cost (if any): Available for patrons. Please see the front desk.

Rentals

Bike Depot
Bicycles
7058 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-336-5511
www.refugebikes.com/

Burnham Guides
Bicycles, Single/Tandem Kayaks, SUPs
2 King Street, Onancock, VA 23417
757-710-5137
www.burnhamguides.com/virginia

Cherrystone Family Camping Resort
(For registered guests only) Golf Carts, Boats, Kayaks, SUPs, Fun Cycles, Fishing Gear
1511 Townfield Drive
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-3063
www.cherrystone.com

Eastern Shore Custom Carts
Golf carts
713 Randolph Avenue
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-999-2278
https://escustomcarts.com/rentals

Fun on Wheels
Scooters, bicycles, buggies, electric bikes
6450 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-36-5348
http://funonwheelsci.com/rentals.html

Four Brothers Crab House & Ice Cream Deck
Golf carts, bicycles
16128 Main Ridge Road
Tangier Island, VA 23440
757-891-2999
www.fourbrotherscrabhouse.com/rentals/

Jus’ Bikes
Bicycles, surreys, scooters
6527 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-336-6700
www.jus-bikes.com/

Burnham Guides
Bicycles, Single/Tandem Kayaks, SUPs
2 King Street, Onancock, VA 23417
757-710-5137
www.burnhamguides.com/virginia

Captain Bob’s Marina
Fishing Gear
2477 Main Street
Chincoteague, VA 23336
757-336-6654
http://captbobsmarina.net

Cherrystone Family Camping Resort
(For registered guests only) Golf Carts, Boats, Kayaks, SUPs, Fun Cycles, Fishing Gear
1511 Townfield Drive
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-3063
www.cherrystone.com

DayTrippers
Bicycles, Golf Carts, Kayaks
1 Main Street
Wachapreague, VA 23480
www.wachapreagueinn.com/daytrippers

Island House Marina
Boats
17 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague, VA 23480
757-789-3222
www.theislandhouserestaurant.com

Kiptopeke State Park
Bicycles, Single/Tandem Kayaks
3540 Kiptopeke Drive
Kiptopeke, VA 23310
757-331-2267
www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/kiptopeke#general_information

Poseidon Watersports VA
Wave Runners
32246 Lankford Highway
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-902-0400
https://poseidonwatersportsva.com

SouthEast Expeditions
Single/Tandem Kayaks, SUPs
239 Mason Avenue
Cape Charles, VA 757-331-2680
www.southeastexpeditions.com

Snug Harbor Marina & Hotel
Kayaks, SUPs, Canoes, Boats
7536 East Side Road
Chincoteague, VA 23336
757-336-6176
www.chincoteagueaccommodations.com

Hospitals/Pharmacies

Dial 911 to reach emergency help 24/7

CVS Pharmacy
25201 Lankford Hwy.
Onley, VA 23418
757-787-1810
https://www.cvs.com/store-locator/cvs-pharmacy-address/25201+Lankford+Highway-Onley-VA-23418/storeid=1570

H&H Pharmacy & Oak Hall
6300 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague, VA 23336
757-336-3115
http://www.hhpharmacy.net/

Lloyd’s Shore Pharmacy
3271 Main Street
Exmore, VA 23350
757-442-7982
https://www.facebook.com/Lloyds-Shore-Pharmacy-493096877446272/

Walgreens Pharmacy
4053 Lankford Hwy.
Exmore, VA 23350
757-442-8542

https://www.walgreens.com/locator/walgreens-4053+lankford+hwy-exmore-va-23350/id=18229

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
20480 Market Street
Onley, VA 23417
757-302-2100
https://riversideonline.com/shore/

Rayfield’s Pharmacy
9502 Hospital Ave.
Nassawadox, VA 23413
757-442-6159
https://www.facebook.com/Rayfields-Pharmacy-207884722602147/

Rayfield’s Pharmacy
2 Fig Street
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-1212
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rayfields-Pharmacy/111190232276933

Pets

Accomack Animal Hospital
26157 Onley Road
Onley, VA 23418
757-787-3112
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Accomack-Animal-Hospital/184068491676543

Atlantic Animal Hospital
23327 Lankford Hwy.
Accomack, VA 23310
757-302-0345
https://www.atlanticanimalhospital.info/

Cape Charles Animal Hospital
22491 Lankford Hwy.
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-695-8378
https://capecharlesanimalhospital.com/

Eastern Shore Animal Hospital
34424 Lankford Hwy.
Painter, VA 23420
757-442-3150
http://www.esanimalhospital.com/

Greenbush Veterinary Clinic
20524 Greenbush Road
Greenbush, VA 23357
757-665-4641
https://www.facebook.com/Greenbush-Veterinary-Clinic-156008051106120/?rf=1533442530302771

Crystal’s Complete Dog Care Service
33136 Chincoteague Road
Wallops Island, VA 23337
https://www.facebook.com/CrystalsCompleteDogCareService/
757-894-4297

Old Town Retrievers
14438 Yerdley Road
Eastville, VA 23310
757-773-5181
https://www.oldtownretrievers.com/

Paws Love Me
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-509-7297
https://www.pawsloveme.com/

S’Paw Day
729 Randolph Avenue
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-695-8540
https://www.facebook.com/spawdaycapecharles/

Dave’s Pets and Hobbies
3515 Main Street
Exmore, VA 23350
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daves-Pets-Hobbies/162338573784765
757-442-7442

Eastern Shore Pets
25244 Lankford Hwy.
Onley, VA 23418
https://www.facebook.com/EasternShorePets/
757-787-1462

Howl Naturale
4091 Main Street
Chincoteague, VA 23336
https://www.facebook.com/HowlNaturale/?rf=220010198038894
757-894-3126

Machipongo Trading Company
13037 Lankford Hwy.
Machipongo, VA 23405
https://www.facebook.com/Machipongo-Trading-Co-53914108801/?rf=134729659923947
757-678-0005

Theaters

Historic Palace Theatre
305 Mason Ave.
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-2787
HistoricPalaceTheatre@gmail.com
https://historic-palace-theatre.business.site

Island Theatre
4074 Main Street
Chincoteague, VA 23336
757-336-6301
http://www.islandtheatres.com/

Roseland Theatre
48 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
757-787-2010
http://www.roselandonancock.com/

Other Resources

Cape Charles Main Street
718 Randolph St.
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-678-2303

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce & Certified Visitor Center
6733 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague, VA 23336
757-336-6161

Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce
19056 Parkway Road
Melfa, VA 23410
757-787-2460


Northampton County Chamber of Commerce
16404 Courthouse Road, #210
Eastville, VA  23347
757-678-0010


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