"Heaven and Earth never agreed better to frame a place for mans habitation"
-Captain John Smith
Nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean lies "Virginia's Best Kept Secret;" the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Captain Smith could not have phrased it any better. Here, the hustle and bustle of city life is forgotten and southern hospitality remains true.
With some of the oldest court records in America, dating back to the 1600s, our history runs deep. The roots of the Eastern Shore are shown through the architecture and detail of houses and landmarks from the Maryland line to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. With vast farms stretching from creek to bay, and winding waterways plentiful with blue crabs, clams and oysters; it's not hard to see that agriculture and the seafood industry are the mainstay of our economy.
Along with pristine beaches and protected marshland are the undisturbed barrier islands. Located along our eastern coast, these are what some might refer to as our guardian angel. Through generations the barrier islands have acted as a shield to protect the mainland from ocean elements. Not only do these islands act as a shield, but they are home to abundant wildlife and some of the most beautiful sunrises you will ever see.
For the land lovers, quaint towns with specialty shops await. Most businesses are owned and operated locally. If a night out on the town is what you are looking for; you can choose from numerous restaurants serving the local catch. No matter how you spend your time, you will find that our towns are filled with beauty, history and friendly faces
The Eastern Shore of Virginia is truly one of a kind; experience life at the height of serenity and simplicity.