• Ken Perrotte

The Allure of Virginia's Eastern Shore Beaches - Kiptopeke, Assateague Island and Cape Charles

Updated: Nov 9, 2020


It was a pleasure to write a piece for USA Today's GoEscape magazine (Mid-Atlantic edition) this summer. The article is shown in the images above. You can click through the short article.


Below, I've listed many links to key resources and attractions. There is also a gallery of images that weren't used in the magazine. So, why not share here? If you haven't visited the Eastern Shore, put it on your list. It's a special place...


Cape Charles Links:

www.capecharlesvirginiascape.com (Cape Charles Main Street, Inc.)

www.theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com/home (marina, restaurant and event venue)

www.chathamvineyards.net (local wines, including popular vinifera)

www.bayhaveninnbnb.com

www.figstreetinn.com

www.thenorthampton.com (boutique hotel open Memorial Day through Labor Day)

www.capecharlesbrewing.com (home of Smith Island Oyster Stout, made by adding hundreds of fresh, local oysters to the boil, giving the beer a subtle salinity)

www.visitesva.com (covering the entire Virginia Eastern Shore)

www.stingrays1950.wixsite.com/stingrays (an Eastern Shore dining destination since 1950)


Photos below by Cape Charles Main Street and Eastern Shore Tourism

Kiptopeke State Park Links:

www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/kiptopeke (Virginia State parks official link)

www.cbbt.com (the only accessible route coming from the south)


Photos below by Virginia State Parks

Assateague Beach Links:

www.fws.gov/refuge/Chincoteague/visit/beaches.html (details about Assateague and related beaches)

www.chincoteaguechamber.com (lodging, rentals, excursions resource)

www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisit/marylandcamping.htm (camping at National Seashore)

www.assateagueisland.com (good, multi-resource site)


Photos below by U.S. Park Service and Fish & Wildlife Service