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Chincoteague Island --America's #1 Beach Town by AOL TRAVEL-- means miles of natural beaches combining Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge & Assateague National Seashore

The small town beach of Cape Charles hugs the Chesapeake Bay as do the sands at Bay Creek Resort & Club, Kiptopeke State Park, Savage Neck Natural Area Preserve, and Sunset Beach Resort. 
Most unique is our working waterman's village and undiscovered beaches of Tangier Island.

Out-of-this-world secluded beaches can be found on over a dozen, uninhabited Seaside Barrier islands. Pull up your one private isle with eco-tour guides.

Sunset Beach Resort   --   Kiptopeke
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The Sunset Beach Resort is located just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel at the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula. Sited on 38 acres of land and surrounded by the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, the inn boasts one of the Eastern Shore’s largest private beaches on the Chesapeake Bay.


The inn has 72 guest rooms, an RV Park, and we are pet friendly. Sunset Beach offers a unique waterfront dining experience unlike any other location on the Eastern Shore. Our bay front restaurant also serves seasonal live music. We offer complimentary wireless high speed internet access, continental breakfast, a seasonal pool and playground.  All rooms have cable television, coffee maker with gourmet coffee, iron and ironing board. Additionally, suite rooms have whirlpools, microwaves and refrigerators.


Sunset Beach Resort is the perfect destination for vacations, weekend getaways, weddings, special events and wonderful overnight stays on your way to somewhere else.

32246 Lankford Highway
Kiptopeke , VA  23310


Phone 1:  757-331-1776  

Phone 2:  888-985-1761  

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Tall Pines Harbor Campground   --   Temperanceville
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Campground and Vacation Rental Cabins

On the beautiful Pocomoke Sound

On Virginia's Eastern Shore

Large 50 amp pull-thrus, wifi, cable tv, waterfront sites, beach, boat ramp, pier, new bath house, zero entrance pool, new splash pad, snack bar, large campstore and themed weekends.

8107 Tall Pines Lane
Temperanceville , VA  23442


Phone 1:  757-824-0777  

Phone 2:  757-894-3368  

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Assateague Island National Seashore Beach   --   Eastern Shore
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The only seaside beach accessible by land on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Assateague Island is a must see with its 10 miles of pristine beach, ocean swimming, bird watching, kayaking, hiking, biking and surf fishing not to mention its most famous residents - the wild Chincoteague Ponies who freely roam the island's sands and marshes. There's even a chance to hike the nearby light and get a bird's eye view from atop the 145 ft tall 1867 Assateague Lighthouse.

8586 Beach Road
Eastern Shore , VA  0


Phone 1:  757-336-6577  

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Barrier Islands   --   Accomac
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In a hectic world the Eastern Shore's chain of barrier islands are almost mystical in their isolation. No houses, fewer humans, it’s easy to lose yourself in this water-meets-sky world. Professional eco-tour guides provide unique adventures in the rarest of worlds while protecting this fragile environment: Broadwater Bay Ecotours, SouthEast Expeditions, Chincoteague Cruises and Nature Tours, Eastern Shore Adventures, Lyn B Charters, Seaside Ecotours, Shore Thing Charters, Top Dog Charters, Adrenaline High. See why we must protect these ecological gems:

Accomac , VA  0

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Bay Creek Vacation Rentals   --   Cape Charles
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Experience a Vacation or Golf Outing at Bay Creek!

Bay Creek offers guests Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Courses, two miles of private sand beaches, walking trails, neighboring marina, unique boutique shops and a variety of restaurants nearby.  Under Construction: state-of-the-art Beach Club and Fitness Center!

Bay Creek Vacation Rentals offers guests a variety of accommodations from condos and townhouses to single family homes. Golf Packages are also available. See website for details. 

3335 Stone Road
Cape Charles , VA  23310


Phone 1:  757-331-8750  

Phone 2:  888-422-9275   

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Broadwater Bay Ecotours   --   Exmore
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Custom Ecotours on Virginia's Eastern Shore

Pull up to your own private island beach with Captain Rick Kellam's seaside barrier island tours. From seashell hunting, to clamming to feasting on gourmet delights, Broadwater Bay Ecotours offer a little bit of everything. No one can show the natural wonders or tell the intriguing tales of people who once called these shifting sands home as can this fifth generation Hog Islander.

6035 Killmon Point Road
Exmore , VA  23350


Phone 1:  757-442-4363  

Phone 2:  757-710-0568   (Mobile)

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Cape Charles Beach / Fishing Pier   --   Cape Charles
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The Town’s beach extends one-half mile along Bay Avenue with a paved walkway bordering the length of the beachfront. Residents and visitors of the Town use the beach for swimming, sunbathing and similar recreational pursuits. Public access onto the beachfront is provided by two wooden walkovers located near the end of Tazewell and Randolph Avenues. The Pavilion and several park benches are located on a paved walkway. The Pavilion is one of the Town’s prominent landmarks, serving as a visual symbol for the Town and featured on the Town’s seal. Restroom facilities are also available for users of the public beach.

Relax on this small town-friendly beach, alongside the warm, calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Also quaint gazebo and new fishing pier, all within steps of the historic downtown, perfect for lunch and shopping.

The Town’s beach is the only public beach on the Eastern Shore of Virginia that does not require an entrance fee.

Bay Avenue
Cape Charles , VA  23310


Phone 1:  757-331-1660   (ESVA Welcome Center)

Phone 2:  757-331-3259   (Ext. 18, Cape Charles Recreation)

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Chincoteague Island Outfitters   --   Chincoteague Island
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Jan. 1 - April 30 8 AM to 5 PM
May 1 - Aug. 31 7 AM to 5 PM
Sep. 1 - Dec. 31 8 AM to 5 PM

Don't be caught on the hot sand without a chair!

We are a new vacation equipment rental business on beautiful Chincoteague specializing in your basic needs during your visit! We are always adding to our inventory, so please ask if you don't see something on our list!

If you think our services are something your guests would like, please call & we'll drop one off at your location!

Currently, we have the following items available, but call or email because the inventory increases every week!

Life Vests
Boogie Boards
Beach Umbrellas
Umbrella Anchors
Beach Chairs
Beach Carts
Beach Wagons
Gas Grills
Charcoal Grills
Cornhole Boards
Fans (Box)
Clamming Kits
Seafood Steamers
Crab Pots
Larger Coolers
Medium Coolers
Small Coolers

7885 Eastside Drive
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-336-5129  

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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Beach   --   Chincoteague Island
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14,000 acres of beach, maritime forest, saltmarsh, and freshwater marsh are home to a spectacular variety of migratory birds and wildlife. 10 miles of breathtaking natural beach provide plenty of elbow room and private time. Wonderful for families is the Tom Cove area with beach parking, picnic areas, and bathhouse facilities including lifeguards during the summer season. Herbert Bateman Center is a great introduction to the refuge’s many wonders.

Chincoteague Island , VA  23336


Phone 1:  757-336-6122  

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Kiptopeke State Park    --   Kiptopeke
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Nature rules at a beautiful bay beach, where calm, shallow waters are perfect for small children, and the fun doesn't stop there. A boat launch, fishing pier, (or surf fish right off the beach) picnic and excellent camping facilities combine with walking/biking trails allowing exploration of scenic maritime forests and dunes. Pets are allowed on leash only. Top 100 Family Campgrounds by ReserveAmerica. 5 sun-filled cabins with rocking chairs on porches sleep 16 each.

3540 Kiptopeke Drive
Kiptopeke , VA  23310


Phone 1:  800-933-7275   (Reservations)

Phone 2:  757-331-2267  

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Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve   --   Eastville
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Tucked away and rustic on the bayside of the lower Eastern Shore [Eastville area] this 298-acre preserve contains scenic Chesapeake Bay beach, dune, and maritime forests and provides migratory songbird habitat. Small parking area leads to marked hiking trail. Unforgettable spot.

End of Savage Neck Road (Rt 634)
Eastville , VA  23347


Phone 1:  757-787-5989   (Office)

Phone 2:  757-678-6207   (Mobile)

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Seaside Ecotours   --   Wachapreague
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Creating Your Custom Cruise

~ Custom Boat Tours

~ Birding Trips

~ Wildlife Photography

~ Beach Trips to the Barrier Islands

~ Sunset Cruises

Captain Meriwether Payne, a Certified Virginia Ecotour Guide, will create your custom cruise departing from the quaint village of Wachapreague on the Seaside of Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Scenic creeks meander through emerald marshes out to the barrier islands which are part of the Virginia Coast Reserve; a United Nations Biosphere Reserve created by The Nature Conservancy in the early 1970s, and the longest expanse of coastal wilderness remaining on the eastern seaboard of the United States.

These islands are a birders paradise, sheltering more than 250 species of shorebirds, waders, raptors, songbirds, ducks, and geese, which find food in the adjacent bays and salt marshes.  Birding is a year round activity with spring and fall migrating shorebirds, summer nesters and winter waterfowl.  This intricate ecosystem supports hundreds of other species as well and you will also have opportunities to see animals from the all important, yet tiny, fiddler crab, to Diamondback Terrapins, sea turtles, dolphins and the occasional seal.

Beach stops on the islands are easily arranged for picnics, shelling, swimming and we can put the seine net to use and see what creatures are in the water or dig for clams!

Island taxis are available if you simply want to spend the day on the beach; or take a sunset cruise before dinner at one of our fine local restaurants.

Capt. Meriwether is USCG Licensed and insured.   All trips are on a comfortable, new 23' Carolina Skiff carrying up to 6 passengers on trips from 2 to 8 hours and departing from the Wachapreague Town Marina.  Please contact for prices on your custom trip!

Town Marina, 34 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague , VA  23480


Phone 1:  757-710-2454  

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Tangier Island   --   Tangier Island
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This authentic working watermen's island's best kept secret is its secluded bay beaches. Walk, bike, ride or take a Tangier taxi [golf cart] there to share the surf with the shore birds, hunt for arrowheads or experience an unforgettable island sunrise or sunset.


To reach the island from the mainland of the Eastern Shore enjoy the June –September Tangier-Onancock Ferry:,  757-891-2505. For more info and other departure sites see Tour Boats / Cruises / Sailing.

PO Box 244, 4301 Joshua Thomas Lane
Tangier Island , VA  23440


Phone 1:  757-331-1660   (ESVA Welcome Center)

Phone 2:  757-891-2438   (Tangier Offices)

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