Virginia Eastern Shore Media Coverage
Following are a few of our favorite news stories about the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Washington Post – “On the Eastern Shore, Virginia’s Cape Charles is in the midst of a small-town renaissance”
Virginia’s cape may not have the widespread name recognition of Cod, May or Hatteras, but the tide is turning for Cape Charles. The Eastern Shore town, situated about 10 miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, spent a few decades in quiet decline after the bridge made the town’s ferry service obsolete and stole most of its traffic in the 1960s. Today, however, that same bridge is bringing visitors…
Delmarva Now – “Sea salt from Virginia: Northampton couple revives historic industry for gourmet crowd”
A Northampton County couple recently started a business making gourmet sea salt from the pristine waters off Virginia’s barrier islands. David and Anna Lee, who moved to Cape Charles full time in 2014, started Barrier Islands Salt Co. last fall, after four years of research. “We are the first and only coastal Virginia salt makers since the 1700s,” said Anna Lee. It takes about…
Looking for a Beachfront Bargain Hunt? Look No Further Than Cape Charles
Driving Route 184 just before you enter Cape Charles, the real estate agents of Chesapeake Properties welcome with smiles on a billboard. They beckon as unofficial ambassadors to a town that has witnessed a rapid transformation. One of their agents, Eva Noonan, persisted in her profession through lean times. Her charming personality and a serendipitous phone call in 2013 have certainly helped to contribute to the town’s…
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Distinction – “Discovering Cape Charles By Accident”
For some people, finding Cape Charles must feel a bit like serendipity, more a discovery than a destination. The ride typically takes them up Route 13, over and through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the Eastern Shore, past the wildlife refuge and kitschy Sunset Beach Resort, and into a world that feels almost like a secret place. They turn left onto County Road 184 and take their foot off the gas and coast past the water tower (painted to look like a lighthouse) and the…
7 Best Things to Do in Cape Charles, VA
Cape Charles is a quaint town in Virginia located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Much of the town is reminiscent of the Victorian period when the railroad helped this city grow. Unique B&B’s, cottages, boutique hotels and resorts surround the town, making a trip here a delight. There’s shopping in the downtown area, restaurants to dine at located on the waterfront, and Irish coffee and Russian tea houses to savor a hot or cold beverage. Cape Charles has…
Coastal Living – America’s Happiest Seaside Towns (#3)
A Victorian-era planned community near the mouth of on Virginia’s Cape Charles is enjoying a bona fide renaissance as urban exiles discover its brick storefronts, public beach and fishing pier, fresh seafood, and nationally ranked golf courses. The town harbor is a great spot to watch watermen off-load blue crab, clams, scallops, and fish.
Virginia Eastern Shore Blog Posts
There have been some terrific blog posts about the Eastern Shore. Here are a few that we recommend!
YoungHouseLove – A Guide to our Beach Town: Cape Charles, Virginia
So if you’re thinking of making a visit to our favorite little beach town (which was also recently voted #3 Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living!), or are just curious about why we chose this place to renovate two vacation homes, this post is for you! We’re covering some fun activities for the family, our go-to meal places, and other reasons we think Cape Charles is the perfect place to unwind and soak up some pretty memorable sunsets…
En Route Traveler – A Guide to Cape Charles, VA
On the southern tip of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, near the mouth of the country’s largest bay, lies Cape Charles—a town where the word “rush” doesn’t exist. People stop to chat in front of Watson’s Hardware Store, many residents opt to drive golf carts around town to enjoy the bay breezes, heck, there’s only one stoplight: it’s at the highway intersection to remind visitors to pick up the pace once they leave. This is one of the few beach towns…
Virginia Tourism Blog – 5 Small Towns on Virginia’s Eastern Shore for a Quiet Coastal Retreat
Spanning 70 miles and bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia’s Eastern Shore is a coastal paradise. The waterfront region is one of the best-kept secrets in the Commonwealth, boasting gorgeous beaches, incredible wildlife, and serene communities that welcome visitors to discover their quiet charm. If you’re looking for a beachfront break without the crowds, plan a vacation to one of these five small towns on the Eastern Shore.
Eastern Shore Calendar of Events
There are several different event calendars on the Eastern Shore. Here are a few to help you find the perfect activity!
ESVA Tourism Calendar
Town of Cape Charles Calendar
Cape Charles Virginia’s Cape Calendar
Northampton County Calendar
Town of Onancock Calendar