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Pick the Right Accommodation to Get Close to the Fun on Virginia's Eastern Shore

In the third part of his series about Virginia's Eastern Shore, David Latt describes the accommodations he discovered on a summer road trip.

With cooling off-shore breezes, the Eastern Shore offers relief from the sticky heat of summer.


In close proximity to densely populated cities, the majority of the towns on the peninsula average fewer than seven hundred year-round residents. People are friendly and life is unhurried. Coming here is a good way to take a break from the demands of work and home. 
That's just what my wife and I wanted when we visited the Eastern Shore. We had suggestions for restaurants and reservations for winery tours, kayaking and clamming. All we needed was a pleasant place to stay each night and we were set. Cape Charles

Before the seventeen mile long Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel was completed in 1964, the ferry terminal in Cape Charles was the busy access point to the peninsula.
After the Bridge-Tunnel opened, the economy of the town declined rapidly. Only si…

Virginia’s Eastern Shore

With Chesapeake Bay on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, three states— Delaware, Maryland and Virginia--share the Delmarva Peninsula.  Barely nine miles across, Virginia’s Eastern Shore occupies the narrowest, southern most portion of the peninsula.

The area is easily accessible using major highways including I-95, Amtrak service to nearby Newport News and daily commuter flights to Norfolk, Virginia. To fully explore the peninsula, a car is a necessity. All major national rental car companies have outlets on the mainland.
Insider’s Tip: check out Virginia’s Eastern Shore web site for an overview of the peninsula, including lists of seasonal events, park lands, recreational opportunities, accommodations and places to eat.
Taking the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel-Bridge to reach the peninsula, you do so not because you expect to see great theater, visit world-class museums, walk busy streets and spend an afternoon in crowded cafes people watching.
You drive across seventeen miles of ope…