Region 3 - Lower Bay Eastern Shore

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 3 (Lower Bay Eastern Shore) - Salty and creamy with mellow sweetness with a quick 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).

Barrier Islands Center, Inc.

Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

brown dog ice cream

Chatham Vineyards on Church Creek

Cherrystone Aqua-Farms

Craft 31

Easely Created, Melanie Hoffman

Fig Street Inn

Great Machipongo Clam Shack

Sting Ray’s Restaurant

Sunset Beach Resort

The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek




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