Living in Eastern Shore

The Eastern Shore is renowned for its expansive beaches, surrounding barrier islands, and great concentrations of shorebirds, seabirds, and migrating waterfowl.

A number of shopping centers are in the region, as well as small stores that specialize in products indigenous to the Shore, including crafts, decoys, original art, and locally produced wine and seafood.

Miles of unspoiled ocean beaches on the barrier islands that line the coast and the region’s numerous outdoor activities continue to attract visitors and residents alike. Recreational opportunities abound, like hiking, biking, camping, boating, swimming, crabbing, fishing, or simply observing wildlife in its natural setting while enjoying the 9,000-acre Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

Seasonal festivals and special events, such as the Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival, Harvest Fest, and the Eastern Shore Birding Festival, attract thousands from surrounding areas to celebrate the Eastern Shore’s amenities and lifestyle, enhancing the region’s abundant recreation opportunities.