Region 4 - Upper Bay Western 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 4 (Upper Bay Western Shore) - Sweetwater oyster with a light cream taste.

(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).

Artists’ Alliance at Jarrett Thor Fine Arts (Including Thor Studios)

Beachcomber Cottages of Colonial Beach

Beachside Cottages at Coles Point Marina

Caledon State Park

Denson’s Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table

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General’s Ridge Vineyard

Ingleside Vineyards

Inn at Stratford Hall Restaurant

Oak Crest Artisan Gift Shop

Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery, Inc.

Stratford Hall

The Hague Winery

The Inn at Stratford Hall

Westmoreland State Park




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