Region 1 - Seaside

With eight different coastal habitats, the flavors of Virginia oysters range from salty to buttery to sweet. Some of the creeks and inlets are no more than a mile apart yet the oysters from each region take on different nuances in flavor, texture and appearance.

Flavor Guide: Region 1 (Seaside) - Initial bold saltiness mellowing into a taste of sweet butter/cream at the finish.

(Note: Although most listed here are physically located within/near this flavor region, some trail sites outside the region serve oysters that are harvested here. When planning your visit, be sure to check the trail site’s location to be sure it is in the proximity of your travels).

Chatham Vineyards on Church Creek

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce

Don’s Seafood Restaurant

Ray’s Shanty

The Island House Restaurant

Tom’s Cove Aquafarms

Waterside Inn




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