Welcome to Onancock VA

The town of Onancock nestles between two forks of a creek on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, the Eastern Shore is a land of tiny towns, winding waterways, farms and forests. Begin your exploration of the area with a visit to Onancock.

Founded in 1680, Onancock is now home to 1,500 lucky residents. Visitors can peek into art galleries and fun shops. Several restaurants serve tasty meals. There are half a dozen upscale places to stay, from restored Victorian Bed & Breakfast inns with porch swings to a boutique hotel. And enjoy the other things to do around town.

Come to Onancock for a weekend escape or use our town as your base for a week-long Eastern Shore adventure. Information for those arriving by boat.


Onancock VA

chesapeake bay gateway

What's New

The BANK Coffee House 44 Market St., Onancock. 757-787-1111. Hours: Mon-Sat 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The BEST espresso, specialty coffee drinks, house made pastries and breads. Start your morning with fresh brewed coffees and teas, espresso drinks, croissants, scones and healthy light breakfast fare. Lunch features house-made soups, salads and sandwiches, served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Light bites and sweets accompany afternoon tea and coffee breaks. The BANK is an internet cafe with a twist ~ a local gathering place and comfortable haven to savor good food and friends while enjoying the ambiance of a French country cafe. Offering healthy menu choices, homemade specialty breads, cakes & pies that change daily, specialty coffee drinks using organically grown, fair trade coffee beans, teas and fresh smoothies. Don't miss The Vault Gallery.

Geocaching Trail
Did you know that there are 13 caches within the town limits of Onancock? They are located at historic sites, parks and two are even in Onancock Creek, accessible only by boat or kayak! Visit Geocaching.com to learn more about this growing activity.

Tangier Island Ferry
The Onancock-Tangier Ferry operates from May - September. For information call 757-891-2505 or see http://www.tangierferry.com/

Coming Events

Second Friday Art Stroll: 5-8 p.m.on every second Friday until December 13, 2013. Participating shops and galleries feature local artists, demonstrations and specials, with dining in eclectic eateries.

St. Patrick's Parade:
March 16th 2014, 2 p.m. Children's art contest. Youth Limerick Contest. Contact Nancy James for more info. njames@mason-davis.com

OBCA Meetings: First Tuesday of the month

March Meeting will be held March 4th 2014, during the Member Mardis Gras Party at the Inn and Garden Cafe beginning at 6:30 PM. Bring a dish and BYOB. Spring OBCA Meetings: April 1st 2014, May 6th 2014 and June 3rd 2014, 5:30 p.m. at Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church, Market and Lee streets, Onancock.

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