Onancock Wharf & Marina

The Chesapeake Bay’s Most Unique Marina.


Mon. - Sun. 8 am - 5 pm (May thru November)

Member of Trail Networks:
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail (site #107)

Professional Distinction: Exhibition

The Onancock Historic District and Town Wharf has been coined the “Gem of the Eastern Shore”. Explored by Captain John Smith in 1607 and chartered in 1680, Onancock was one of King James’ original 12 royal ports in the Colonies. Blessed with deep water access to the Chesapeake Bay and offering a natural safe haven from stormy weather, Onancock was for over 250 years the trade center of the Eastern Shore, closely tied in maritime commerce to Baltimore and Norfolk.

Onancock’s tranquil location, deep and scenic approach, and fine harbor make this a delightful destination for cruisers seeking a very unique adventure. The harbor yields to a neighborhood of beautiful Victorian houses and a business district filled with an increasingly sophisticated mix of shops and gourmet restaurants. We invite you to visit and experience our southern hospitality.


Charles Kelly




2 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417

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