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9 Quaint Fishing Towns In Virginia That Seem Frozen In Time

The idea of a fishing town seems almost like something out of a storybook, with coastal landscapes and picture-perfect piers. And yet, these towns have faced the ups and downs of a fishing-based economy, flourishing some years and struggling in others. Even so, Virginia’s fishing towns have remained an important part of the state’s identity. Today, they make for fascinating stops as you travel along the scenic Eastern Shore. Here are towns with a history tied to the coast, whether that means fishing, crabbing, or an overall way of life:

Whether you have an afternoon to spare or an entire weekend, you won’t soon forget your time spent along the Eastern Shore. Do you happen to live in one of Virginia’s charming fishing towns? Please feel free to share your experience with us!

Beth
Beth is a musician and freelance writer from Richmond, Virginia.