"Unique Island in the Chesapeake Bay" Tangier Island by jelw

Tangier Island Travel Guide: 96 reviews and 257 photos

Going back in time

Visiting Tangier Island, Virginia is like going thru a time warp. This tiny Island has been continuously inhabited since the 1700's.
Decendants of the families which originally settled this Isle still reside there.
Primary source of income has always been fishing. Sadly this profession is becoming more endangered than the fish.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unique place, magnificent sunsets, no cars
  • Cons:real life challanges ie:supplies,weather & garbage
  • In a nutshell:This is living history not a resort vacation. Bring a book.
  • Last visit to Tangier Island: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • moneysavier's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    hello again all this brings back many memories Smith and Tangier, and Chincoteague Islands, and my parents came from Russia.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2008 at 3:09 AM

    Hi Jelw, checking out yr jewls here!,intrigued to see yr Tangier as Ive had such links with Tangier, Morocco!Great little page here - no dont take a book, a camera is a must instead!How much is that B&B?Thx4 yr kind comments on my HP today.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2008 at 6:33 AM

    Fascinating page. I'm always intrigued by such offbeat spots. I visited nearby Smith Island several years ago, but sill want to go to Tangier.

  • kymbanm's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2007 at 5:50 PM

    LOL, don't you think virginity is overrated? I've always wanted to hear the folks TALK on TI .... Their dialect fascinates me :)

  • keida84's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2005 at 6:47 AM

    Jill wow now what did you intro say? "Living history" that aptly captures this town. I had forgetten that Gillian came to visit you. I really fell in "adoration" of the barrier islands and the Eastern seaboard. Kat

  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Oct 29, 2005 at 7:04 PM

    Jill, to me this page is what VT is all about. This is an "off the beaten path" trip for sure, and I still want to try to see Tangier and maybe Smith Island, too. Thanks! Marcia

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2005 at 4:33 PM

    I'm looking forward to adding to the short list of TI page builders.... hope life's fine in VA :-)

  • grandmaR's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2004 at 8:45 PM

    Glad to see another page on Tangier. We finally visited this summer - been trying to get here for several years.


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