The Eastern Shore of Virginia is the sandy peninsula between Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a unique blend of land, marsh, and water, known for beaches, historic villages, NASA rockets, seafood, and unique bird and animal life. This 90-mile drive covers the peninsula from the Maryland border on the north to the southern tip, meandering back and forth from the Atlantic side to the Chesapeake Bay side. This 90-mile drive can be completed in one day, but the bay and the ocean, the beaches and marshes, the birds and other wildlife, and the quaint towns and other attractions may charm you into spending several days.
Special attractions: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore, make up one of the few unspoiled stretches along the Atlantic shore, and are known for birds, beaches, marshlands, ponies, deer, and other features. These provide an interesting contrast with the space and rocket exhibits of NASA. There are numerous little historic towns, sandy beaches, and inlets, with numerous opportunities for boat trips and bird watching along both Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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