Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Our mission is to serve, promote, and connect the businesses and communities of the Eastern Shore.

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Member of Trail Networks:
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail (site #121)

After the settlement of Jamestown in 1607, Capt. John Smith explored the Eastern Shore of Virginia and scribed this famous first impression: “Heaven and earth seemed never to have agreed better to frame a place for man’s commodious and delightful habitation.” The Shore was explored and settled very early in the country’s colonization by the English-speaking people of Jamestown and was one of the original eight counties in Virginia. This history can be seen today throughout the Shore within our historic towns and villages in our museums and galleries and through the eyes of our nationally renowned local artists.

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a peninsula extending 70 miles from the Maryland state line south to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. To the east are the “seaside” marshes, shallow bays, and barrier islands bordering the Atlantic Ocean. On the west, or “bayside,” are a variety of creeks, large and small, flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. This land between two waters is sprinkled with quaint towns of picturesque streets lined with historic homes, museums, art galleries, and shops. The countryside features miles of farmland, as well as quaint waterfront villages. ​The Shore’s natural beauty, enhanced by a beautiful state park and two national wildlife refuges, offers a refreshing change of pace. Camping, bird and wildlife watching, recreational boating, biking and hiking, fishing, hunting and beach activities are but a few ways to experience our natural surroundings.

The Shore beckons visitors to leave city life behind; take the time to enjoy antique and gift shops, art and craft galleries/shops, country auctions, seasonal festivals, and old fashioned carnivals; relax in our bed and breakfasts, indulge yourself in our unique restaurants, and submerge yourself in our way of life.

Check us out on the Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisans Trail and Virginia’s Oyster Trail.


Robie Marsh

(757) 787-2460



19056 Parkway
Melfa, VA 23410

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