Blue Crab Treasures

Welcoming Old Friends and Discovering New Ones on Chincoteague Island

Winter Hours
Sun 10 am - 6 pm
Mon - Tues 12 pm - 6 pm
Wed - Thurs Closed
Fri - Sat 12 pm - 6 pm

(2nd Saturdays April through November open until 9 pm)

(Summer Hours ~ open 7 days 10am - 9pm)

Member of Trail Networks:
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail (site #89)

Professional Distinction: Demonstrations, Exhibition

BLUE CRAB TREASURES is located in the Historic Downtown Main Street area of beautiful Chincoteague Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We share our peaceful island life with the Chincoteague Ponies who roam on nearby Assateague Island.

Thousands of people come to Chincoteague for the annual Pony Penning. This is when the Pony Swim and Pony Auction occur during the last Wednesday and Thursday of July. Island visitors also enjoy our natural beach, which provides a wonderful vacation experience. Being part of the migratory flyway, nature lovers explore our area for the wildlife found here throughout the year.

Many festivals are celebrated on the island each year, further enhancing the Chincoteague experience. During each Second Saturday from April to November, there are special events at many of our local shops from 5-9 pm. Here at BLUE CRAB TREASURES, a different artist demonstrates their work each month, providing an opportunity for people to see art in the process of being created while interacting with the artist.

When you visit BLUE CRAB TREASURES you’ll find many interesting gifts and collectibles. The jewelry we offer includes several Made in America lines. We also feature jewelry that is hand made by local Eastern Shore artists. Our Fair Trade items support small family businesses both here and around the world. We even have jewelry made with sand from the beach on Assateague Island.

Carved, kiln-fired and various styles of painted pieces of wall art are available at BLUE CRAB TREASURES. You’ll see some original artwork and a collection of walking sticks made by my husband, Fred, who also restores many of the vintage pieces that we carry. I have created some unique wall pieces by having my photographs laser printed onto oak boards by a company in North Carolina. We also search out interesting manufactured pieces that we think you will enjoy.

Most of the apparel offered at BLUE CRAB TREASURES has been designed specifically for our shop. We feature clothing for men and women, with a special section for children that includes both clothing and toys. A local seamstress and our avid crocheters provide some wonderful clothing, mermaid tails, purses, totes and other household pieces that are sure to please.

The items we offer are rounded out with a few great lines of greeting cards, including some that artists have printed from their original paintings or photographs. Our line of goats’ milk lotions and soaps is from a family farm in Virginia. You’ll also find some interesting dishware, kitchen gadgets, household items, hand-painted glassware and a few one-of-a-kind treasures that we have found just for you to enjoy.

While you’re here, you might enjoy visiting our other shop, TREASURES BY THE SEA, located in the Maryland portion of the Eastern Shore. This shop is part of a cooperative of businesses located in the Antiques by the River building, 310 North Washington Street in Snow Hill.

We hope that whatever you choose to purchase in either of our shops (or online) bring as much joy to you as they have to us in finding them for you.

~Sue Johnson


Sue Johnson




4080 Main Street
Chincoteague, VA 23336

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