"Eastern Shore of Virginia" Virginia by jelw

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Captain John Smith 1608 discovery

Captain Smith said of the Chesapeake environs he discovered for the crown "Heaven and Earth never agreed better to frame a place for Man?s habitation"
This is a remarkably beautiful area. As I wander the towns and "necks' of the Eastern Shore and other Bay area nooks I'll continue to update these pages.
The areas of Virginia surrounding the Bay are:
The Western Shore on the D.C. side
Hampton Roads/ The Pennisula to the South
and of course
The Eastern Shore bounding the Bay and the Atlantic.

The Eastern Shore is is a peninsula, full of cultural history, state parks & wildlife refuges. The Chesapeake Bay lays west meeting the Atlantic Ocean at the southern tip of "The Shore"
Maryland to the North and DC across the bay on the western shore. From the south you access this area by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, pictured here.
Below in the map, I have tried to give you an idea of where the towns I have tips about are located on the shore. Most of the shore is only about 10 miles wide.
The Eastern Shore is a step back in time, to a place where the familes are still working incredibly hard to keep the farms in operation.
Where hunting is still a way of life and a means to put meat on the table. The waters a form of farm and after harvest a form of fun.
Vegetables and fruits are most likely home grown or purchased from a neighbors farm stand.
We haven't any malls we have auctions.
On Sunday we spend the day at church followed up by family dinner.
To see more of the Eastern Shore visit some of my other pages...

Chincoteague & Island of wild ponies
Little city by the sea, Wachapreague
Cape Charles

My Virginia pages focus on the Eastern Shore...

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. This is a destination in its own right. A series of double span bridges over water, islands and manmade isles, leading to a series of tunnels get you across the 17+ miles where the bay meets the Atlantic. It is one of the manmade wonders of the world. Designed so that if the bridges were ever attacked the Naval fleet would still be able to pass through where the tunnels exist.
This is not just a road to the Eastern Shore it also boasts a fishing pier, road stop restaurant and a few scenic overlooks.

Chesapeake Bay regions & towns of Virginia

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful simple country life,no 5 star all inclusives
  • Cons:simple country life, no 5 star all inclusives
  • In a nutshell:Enjoy the natural beauty
  • Last visit to Virginia: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    i will be visiting eastern VA with the courtesy of your pages from now onwards :-)

  • kymbanm's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2007 at 6:06 PM

    You would know dearest :)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2006 at 11:48 AM

    Wow, it's a fantastic part of Virginia. I've already added Eastern Shore to my next Virginia adventures!

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2005 at 2:11 PM

    Jill absolutely wonderful pages about Virginia. I can tell how hard you worked on them. Great, useful information. Thanks, Kat

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