If your looking for things to do as a visitor to Virginia Beach or if you live here … take a short trip north to Virginia’s Eastern Shore and check out Onancock. This sleepy little waterfront village on the northern end of Accomack County is just short 1.5 hr drive from Va. Beach.
Check out Mallard’s at the Wharf for waterfront dinning or Bizzotto’s Gallery-Cafe on Market St. Located on Onancock Creek this quiet little village has a number of dining spots, bed and breakfast inns and the Old Charlotte Hotel for overnight accommodations.
You can also take the passenger ferry over to Tangier Island to explore the old waterman’s way of life. Tangier Island and neighboring Smith Island can only be reached by boat. Stroll around the streets of Tangier …. no cars allowed …. and enjoy the atmosphere of Chesapeake Bay life.
Onancock has plenty of galleries, and shops to explore, or just stroll along the tree lined streets and take in the old style architecture , with some mid 19th century homes still in use … that were the land base for sea captains that sailed the Chesapeake Bay in vessels large and small. There is a free self guided walking tour. You can get the brochure down at the wharf … or click here for a pdf version you can down load prior to your trip.
Onancock has a variety of old mid 19th housing styles from Federal, Queen Ann, Victorian and Italianate to mention a few. This Eastern Shore treasure is a must see. Take time to visit during the summer, and if your in town on a Saturday, take in the Farmers Market for local home grown vegetables too.
If your interested in a list of Onancock homes for sale …
call Rick Sterling at 757-642-1212 to set up a private tour of some of Virginia’s finest mid 19th century homes for sale.