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GETTING THERE

Virginia’s Eastern Shore is about 150 miles from Washington. Take Route 50 east to Route 13 south.

WHERE TO STAY

Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant

7 North St., Onancock

757-787-7400

www.thecharlottehotel.com

Boutique hotel with eight rooms featuring artwork and furniture made by the owners. Gourmet restaurant downstairs. Rooms from $130, including breakfast.

Fig Street Inn

711 Tazewell Ave., Cape Charles

757-331-3133

www.figstreetinn.com

Four guest rooms in a renovated 19th-century house with lots of treats (candy in front parlor, cold drinks in upstairs fridge). Rooms from $140, including breakfast.

WHERE TO EAT

The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

6468 Lankford Hwy., Nassawadox

757-442-3800

www.greatclams.com

Seafood from all depths of the ocean — clams, oysters, shrimp, flounder, crab — prepared as cakes, soup, sandwiches, salads, etc. Entrees from $14.

Island House Restaurant
and Marina

17 Atlantic Ave., Wachapreague

757-787-4242

www.theislandhouserestaurant.com

Local seafood restaurant (plus burgers, chicken, wraps and more) overlooks Wachapreague Harbor and the barrier islands. Dinner entrees from $11.49.

WHAT TO DO

SouthEast Expeditions

2 King St., Onancock

757-354-4386

www.southeastexpeditions.net

Explore the Eastern Shore on a kayak eco-tour. The Paddle Your Glass Off tour visits Chatham Vineyards. $89 includes tasting and bottle of wine. Operator has several locations, including in Cape Charles.

Barrier Islands Center

7295 Young St., Machipongo

757-678-5550

www.barrierislandscenter.com

Learn about the Eastern Shore’s history and island life, plus tour the almshouse farm. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Savage Neck Dunes
Natural Area Preserve

Savage Neck Drive, Eastville

757-787-5989

www.dcr.virginia.gov

The 298-acre preserve features hiking trails through dunes, maritime forest and other eco-zones.

Barrier Islands tours

The Wachapreague Inn (1 Main St., Wachapreague; 757-787-2108; www.wachapreagueinn.com ) offers a water taxi to a sandbar ($200 for up to six people), plus other boat tours around the islands. Marcus Killmon (757-999-1745) of Wachapreague also offers sunset and fishing trips. Price is based on trip length and itinerary.

INFORMATION

www.esvatourism.org