The town of Onancock was first settled in the 1600s. Rich in history, architecture and hospitality this town meets all of your expectations. Enjoy browsing the specialty shops, galleries and museums. “Foodies” welcome! Fine dining or a casual pub – there are several delicious options with local wine, or craft beers on tap. Find nature on the walking trails, kayaking the creeks and Chesapeake Bay. Charter a trip to Tangier Island and enjoy another way of life.
Originally settled around the railroad, and as a port for ferrying passengers from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Norfolk in days before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel was built. This beachfront town embraces the “cart life” where golf carts are often the most used form of transportation. Old homes have been given new life. The shops, galleries and restaurants are plentiful and of great variety. People are friendly and the sunsets are beautiful. Something for everyone in this town, including a yacht marina, signature golf course, distillery/brewery and so much more.
Most notably known for the wild ponies and the iconic swim they take each July which draws thousands of people to the island annually. Eco-tourism at its finest, with a public beach and national wildlife refuge, biking trails, kayak rentals, & fishing charters. A place to catch your breath and just relax.