About Eastern Shore
Captain John Smith 1608. It still holds true today. This was his description of the Eastern Shore of Virginia after he explored the Chesapeake Bay shoreline. His exploration was so thorough and his observations so astute he produced a very accurate map of the Chesapeake Bay area. It is located on the DelMarVa (Delaware, Maryland & Virginia) penisula. Its eastern shoreline is the Atlantic Ocean. The western coast is the eastern portion of the Chesapeake Bay. The glimpse of the Eastern Shore's history is a major tourist attraction. Harvesting the bounties of the land and the Bay are major industries on the Eastern Shore. Granted, the farmers and the watermen use diesel powered tractors and boats instead of horses and sailing boats, but the results are pretty much the same as yesteryear's. Bountiful seafood and fresh farm crops to supply both the harvesters and a steady stream of tourists. The Eastern Shore offers a full range of lodging and diniing facilities. For the true history buffs, there are several bed and breakfast places all over the shore. The 20th century retro fans can use several mom and pop motels. If you prefer more modern accommodations there are several national chain hotels to suit your wants. There are seafood restaurants everywhere. Even if you are cursed with a seafood allergy, there are plenty of restaurants with beef and poultry entrees. What are you waiting for, start packing.