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Folly Creek Landing   --   Accomac
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End of Folly Creek Road
Accomac , VA  23301

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Parkers Creek Landing   --   Accomac
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End of Route 666
Accomac , VA  23301

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Wisharts Point Landing   --   Atlantic
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End of Wisharts Point Road (Rt 695)
Atlantic , VA  23303

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Kegotank Landing   --   Bloxom
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Bloxom , VA  23308

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Guilford Creek Landing   --   Bloxom
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Bloxom , VA  23308

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Hunting Creek Ramp   --   Bloxom
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Bloxom , VA  23308

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Guard Shore   --   Bloxom
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Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

This site is still under development. Guard Shore offers a myriad of possibilities for wildlife viewing depending upon the time of year. The extensive open bay ecosystem provides a vast viewing area to scan for wading birds, waterfowl, terns and gulls. Mudflats and sand spits exposed at low tide may attract feeding shorebirds, especially during migration. The site's maritime loblolly pine stand may offer endless migrant passerine viewing possibilities.

At the end of Route 684
Bloxom , VA  23308

Email:  Glen.Askins@dgif.virginia.gov       
Website:  www.dgif.virginia.gov/vbwt/site.asp?trail=1&loop=CES&site=CES15

Phone 1:  804-367-1000  

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Youngs Creek Landing   --   Bloxom
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Youngs Creek Road (Rt 676)
Bloxom , VA  23308

Phone 1:  757-331-2267  

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Muddy Creek Ramp   --   Bloxom
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Bloxom , VA  23308

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Cape Charles Town Harbor   --   Cape Charles
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A Virginia Clean Marina

Designated a "VIRGINIA CLEAN MARINA" it hosts unique mix of commercial, industrial, recreational vessels in its protective basin boasting 95 slips, 1000 feet of dock space with 44 new floating slips, new restroom and shower facilities and a seafood restaurant on site. Whether for work or play, it provides access to the greatest fishing areas on the Chesapeake Bay. The Harborís state-of-the-art public boat ramps are enjoyed by pleasure and sport fishing crafts as well as charter boats that run expeditions daily.

Smitty Dize and his crew provide Welcome Packages for transient boaters with a variety of information about the Town and its businesses. Please see Smitty to receive yours.

11 Marina Road
Cape Charles , VA  23310

Email:  TownHarbor@CapeCharles.org       

Phone 1:  757-331-2357  

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Tom's Cove Campground   --   Chincoteague Island
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Fun for the Whole Family

 
Open

March 1 - November 30, 2013

 

Fishing and Crabbing Piers
Boat Ramp and Marina
Playground for the Kids
Clubhouse with Video Games and Pool Tables
Large Country Store
Cable Television on Selected Sites
Seasonal Sites Available
30' x 60' Swimming Pool

PO Box 122, 8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336

Email:  TomsCovePark@verizon.net       
Website:  www.TomsCovePark.com

Phone 1:  757-336-6498  

Phone 2:  757-336-6738   (Fax)

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Queen Sound Landing   --   Chincoteague Island
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On R at the end of Rt 175 / Chincoteague Road
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336

Phone 1:  757-787-5700  

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Fir Landing   --   Chincoteague Island
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The Town of Chincoteague owns five boat ramps - at the Curtis Merritt Harbor of Refuge (at southern tip of the Island), at the Town Dock (across from the fire house), at Memorial Park (along the East Side road), Fir Landing (off Deep Hole Road). In order to use one of the ramps, you must purchase a ramp user decal from the town office at 6150 Community Drive. Decals cost $20.00 and are valid for one year (starting April 15th). Some boat rental businesses also have their own boat ramps and slips.

Deep Hole Road
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336

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Memorial Park Landing   --   Chincoteague Island
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The Town of Chincoteague owns five boat ramps - at the Curtis Merritt Harbor of Refuge (at southern tip of the Island), at the Town Dock (across from the fire house), at Memorial Park (along the East Side Road), Fir Landing (off Deep Hole Road). In order to use one of the ramps, you must purchase a ramp user decal from the town office at 6150 Community Drive. Decals cost $20.00 and are valid for one year (starting April 15th). Some boat rental businesses also have their own boat ramps and slips.

East Side Road
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336

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Chincoteague Town Harbor   --   Chincoteague Island
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The Town of Chincoteague owns five boat ramps - at the Curtis Merritt Harbor of Refuge (at southern tip of the Island), at the Town Dock (across from the fire house), at Memorial Park (along the East Side road), Fir Landing (off Deep Hole Road). In order to use one of the ramps, you must purchase a ramp user decal from the town office at 6150 Community Drive. Decals cost $20.00 and are valid for one year (starting April 15th). Some boat rental businesses also have their own boat ramps and slips.

6150 Community Drive
Chincoteague Island , VA  23336

Email:  RRitter@Chincoteague-VA.gov       

Phone 1:  757-336-6519  

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Nassawadox Creek Ramp (North)   --   Exmore
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Exmore , VA  23350

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Morley's Wharf Facility   --   Exmore
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End of Morley's Wharf Road (Rt 606)
Exmore , VA  23350

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Nassawadox Creek/Bayford Ramp (South)   --   Franktown
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Bayford Road
Franktown , VA  23354

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Greenbackville Harbor   --   Greenbackville
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Large commercial waterman's marina with two boat ramps and several docks.


Bulkheads protect mouth of harbor.
Ample parking
Food available

Directions to launch site:

  • From US 13, East on Route 175, 2.8 Miles.
  • Left on Route 679, 6.5 Miles.
  • Right on Route 679, 2.8 Miles.
  • Right on Harbor Road, 0.2 Miles.
  • Harbor is located at end of Road.

Beginner kayakers should avoid Greenbackville due to heavy recreational boat and commercial fishing vessel activity.

Intermediate Paddlers:

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Route Description:

Explore the shoreline of Chincoteague Bay near Greenbackville Harbor. The harbor at Greenbackville is a well used waterman's marina, and paddlers must be aware of power boat traffic. Use the boat ramp nearest the harbor exit rather than the one you pass immediately upon entering the marina area. Paddle out of the harbor and past the breakwater. Turn right (Southwest) and head back toward the coastline. As you paddle past the fringe marshes that line the coast, keep an eye out for Powell Creek and then Swans Gut. Access to these creeks is limited by the tide, but they provide excellent opportunities for coastal exploration and wildlife viewing. Return to the boat ramp by retracing your route along the coast.

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Greenbackville to EA Vaughn Kayak Trail

Just across the state line in Maryland is the E.A. Vaughn Kayak Trail (near Stockton, Maryland) with launch sites at Taylor's Landing and George Island Landing. The trail explores the waters and creeks in and around the E.A. Vaughn Wildlife Management Area and Mills Island. You can connect to the E.A. Vaughn Kayak Trail from Greenbackville by paddling North. For more information go to www.delmarvalite.org.

Harbor Drive
Greenbackville , VA  23356

Phone 1:  757-787-5700  

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Harborton Landing   --   Hacksneck
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Description

In winter this site provides a good chance to view a diversity of waterfowl. Access is difficult due to riprap between the parking area and the shore, but viewing from the upland and docks is possible. The plantings of trumpet vine and other herbaceous nectar producers attract butterflies for viewing in the warmer seasons. Also attracted to the site in the summer are birds including the orchard and Baltimore oriole. Nesting tree swallows can be spotted on pilings over the water in summer. Osprey nest on the nearby channel marker. The Landing also serves as a canoe and kayak launch.

Directions

From Wachapreague Interpreted Marsh, return to SR 180W and go 4.2 miles to US 13. Turn left on US 13 and drive 0.4 miles to SR 180W. Turn right on SR 180W and travel 3.3 miles to Pungoteague. Turn left at the stop sign and take the next right onto SR 180W. Take SR 180W 2.0 miles, bear right at the store, and continue for 0.8 miles into Harborton. Bear left at the County Dock and drive 0.2 miles into the Harborton Landing site.

14244-14266 Shore Drive
Hacksneck , VA  23422

Phone 1:  757-787-5726  

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Kiptopeke State Park Boat Ramp   --   Kiptopeke
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Launching Fees Apply

Nature rules at a beautiful bay beach, where calm, shallow waters are perfect for small children, and the fun doesn't stop there. A boat launch, fishing pier, (or surf fish right off the beach), picnic and excellent camping facilities combine with walking/biking trails allowing exploration of scenic maritime forests and dunes. Pets are allowed on leash only. Top 100 Family Campgrounds by ReserveAmerica. 5 sun-filled cabins with rocking chairs on porches sleep 16 each.

3540 Kiptopeke Drive
Kiptopeke , VA  23310

Email:  Kiptopeke@dcr.virginia.gov       
Website:  www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/kip.shtml

Phone 1:  757-331-2267  

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Wise Point Boat Ramp   --   Kiptopeke
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Launching Fees Apply

The Wise Point Boat Ramp, as part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge, is managed to provide wildlife-oriented recreation including fishing, hunting and wildlife observation. Access to the ramp is from Route 13 and Route 600 (Seaside Road) through the refuge onto Ramp Lane.

Hours of Operation (boat ramp and parking area closed all other times):

  • February through September: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
  • October through January: 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Note: the remainder of the wildlife refuge is closed from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise)
  • Closures:
    • The ramp is closed during shotgun portion of the refuge deer hunt
    • The ramp may at times be closed to protect public health, safety, or natural resources; to conduct maintenance operations; or for other reasons

Fees and Passes (required for parking and/or launching):

  • Day Pass: $10 per day per vehicle (available at fee booth)
  • Annual Pass: $120 per calendar year. Please contact us.
  • Commercial Pass: Required for businesses (i.e., commercial fishing, guide service, etc.). Please contact us.
  • Canoe & Kayak Pass: Required for vehicles with more than 2 canoes or kayaks. Please contact us.

General Ramp Rules and Regulations:

  • Day use area only (no overnight parking)
  • A pass is required for parking and/or launching (must be displayed from your rearview mirror)
  • Launching or loading is limited to 20 minutes
  • Parking is allowed in marked spaces only
  • Prohibited activities include:
    • Use or display of alcoholic beverages
    • Pets (even in vehicles)
    • Personal watercraft (Jet Ski, etc.)
    • Fishing or crabbing along the shore or ramp
    • Cleaning, gutting or disposal of fish or bait
    • Swimming or wading
    • Kite boarding or wind surfing
    • Vehicles or trailers exceeding 8.5 feet in width or 45 feet in length when coupled
    • Mooring at or walking on the commercial boat dock
    • Being present in the area outside hours of operation 

Amenities include:

  • 41 trailer parking spaces
  • 21 vehicle only parking spaces
  • Twin 16-foot wide boat ramps
  • Floating courtesy pier
  • Restrooms

Reminder:

Due to the critical nature of their habitats for wildlife, Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge and Skidmore Island (part of the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge) are closed to the public. Trespassing (including boat landing or walking on the beach) is prohibited.

Off Rt 600 just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
Kiptopeke , VA  23310

Email:  FW5RW_ESVNWR@FWS.gov       

Phone 1:  757-331-2760   (Refuge Headquarters)

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Old NASA Dock (Assawoman Creek)   --   Mappsville
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Mappsville , VA  23407

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Assawoman Creek Landing   --   Mappsville
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Mappsville , VA  23407

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Red Bank Boat Ramp   --   Nassawadox
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At the end of Rt 715
Nassawadox , VA  23413

Phone 1:  757-739-4689  

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Pitts Creek Ramp   --   New Church
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New Church , VA  23415

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Onancock Town Wharf   --   Onancock
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The Harbor is considered one of the best hurricane holes on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and boasts basic marine facilities and other amenities for sailors seeking a unique small town atmosphere.
If no answer, contact Town Hall at 757 787-3363 (Mon-Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
Slip rental reservations are recommended. 16 slips.

End of Market Street
Onancock , VA  23417

Phone 1:  757-787-7911  

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Schooner Bay Landing   --   Onancock
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End of Schooner Bay Road (Rt 802)
Onancock , VA  23417

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South Chessconessex Landing   --   Onancock
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Onancock , VA  23417

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Poplar Cove Wharf   --   Onancock
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Onancock , VA  23417

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Oyster Public Harbor   --   Oyster
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Oyster , VA  23419

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Dix's Gargatha Landing   --   Parksley
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28599 Whites Neck Road
Parksley , VA  23421

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Hacksneck Landing   --   Pungoteague
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Pungoteague , VA  23422

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Quinby Harbor Landing   --   Quinby
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Quinby , VA  23423

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Hummocks, The   --   Saxis
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Saxis , VA  23427

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Shad Landing   --   Saxis
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Saxis , VA  23427

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Messongo Creek Landing   --   Saxis
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Saxis , VA  23427

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Cattail Creek Ramp   --   Saxis
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Saxis , VA  23427

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Saxis Landing   --   Saxis
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The pier extends 200 feet into Saxis Harbor and terminates with a 100-foot t-head. The pier is handicapped accessible and ADA compliant. The pier is lit and is open 24 hours a day. Anglers visiting the Saxis Fishing Pier catch croakers, spot, white perch, trout, striped bass, bluefish, flounder and other Chesapeake Bay fish. Bait is available locally including peeler crab or soft crab baits. There is no fee to use the Saxis Fishing Pier although a valid saltwater fishing license is required.

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Saxis , VA  23427

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Wachapreague, Town of   --   Wachapreague
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Little City by the Sea

The "Little City by the Sea" shines with small town friendliness. A few interesting shops sell local art and gifts but its setting along emerald green marshes is the scene stealer.

Marinas provide an active charter fishing fleet, boat slip rentals, bait and tackle shop and boat rentals to explore the pristine barrier islands and bird life.

Dining on great seafood with water views is provided by a superb restaurant, and sandwiches for picnics can be had at the quaint general store.

PO Box 242, 6 Main Street
Wachapreague , VA  23480

Email:  Town@Wachapreague.org       
Website:  www.Wachapreague.org

Phone 1:  757-787-7117   (Town Offices)

Phone 2:  757-787-1930   (Marina)

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Wachapreague Marina   --   Wachapreague
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Transient - Weekly - Seasonal Slips Available

 
68 Slips up to 60 feet

Multi-year Discounts of Slips!

 

Charter Boats

Boat Rentals

Double Wide Ramp

Fuel - Gas & Diesel

Marine Hardware

Ice  -  Showers

Snacks  -  Beverages

Efficiency Unit

Complete Line of Offshore Tackle

"Knowledgeable personnel to serve and assist you."

PO Box 136, 15 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague , VA  23480

Phone 1:  757-787-4110  

Phone 2:  757-710-4818   (Mobile)

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Willis Wharf Boat Ramp   --   Willis Wharf
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Off Rt 603
Willis Wharf , VA  23486

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