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UNIQUE EXPERIENCES IN VIRGINIA’S RIVER REALM

1

Enjoy a sunset dinner on the water.

Follow the salty breezes to one of the areas many inlets. From fresh crabs and oysters to small-plate gourmet delicacies, there’s more than enough to go around!

2

Wine and brine.

Where the sea meets the land, terroir meets merroir. Balance is key to any pairing and we have the best locally grown and harvested varietals and seafood to whet your appetite.

3

Experience the Urbanna Oyster Festival.

This event rocks our oyster world! Also known as the Official Oyster Festival of Virginia, the 60th Urbanna Oyster Festival brings oysters and seafood prepared every way, an oyster shucking contest, and parades – all in beautiful waterfront Urbanna. (Nov. 3rd & 4th, 2017)

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4

Take a river cruise or private excursion.

Hop on a sunset cruise, book a fishing charter, or take an eco-tour to learn about the local wildlife. You can even add fresh-caught seafood to the mix by chartering to the Tides Inn or Urbanna Seafood & Raw Bar for dinner or take a Bethpager Rivah catered boat cruise.

5

Snap a photo in front of the giant corkscrews.

You know you’ve arrived at the Dog & Oyster Vineyard once you see the two giant corkscrews framing the property. Don’t be shy: take a picture and then head into the vineyard to sample wines and meet the rescue dogs honored in the vineyards name.

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6

Buy seafood fresh from the market.

Grab a cooler and bring a piece of the Realm home with you. What better souvenir than seafood fresh from the water?

7

Discover the Bay-to-Table movement, River Realm style.

Taste, touch, and learn: join the Virginia Oyster Academy at educational events combining hands-on learning with noshing on the bivalve. Or get out on the water directly with our working watermen on a customized tour. Experience the time-honored history and traditions up-close and personal. Ride with the real deal on an authentic workboat, the Chesapeake Bay Deadrise.

Va Oyster Academy:
Urbanna Seafood & Raw Bar

Va Oyster Academy:
Urbanna Seafood & Raw Bar

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Va Oyster Academy:
Tides Inn

Va Oyster Academy:
Tides Inn

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Virginia Watermen's
Heritage Tours

Virginia Watermen's
Heritage Tours

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8

Glamp, camp, or rough it by the water.

Pitch a tent riverside at Belle Isle State Park or experience deluxe RV-ing at Beth Page campground, the park voted “Best RV Resort in the Nation”. When you stay here you can experience nature’s bounty whichever way you like it: by the water or under the trees.

Beth Page Campground

Beth Page Campground

  • Voted Best RV Resort in the Nation
  • Waterpark, lake, and marina
  • Recreational Activities
  • Cottages for Rent & RV Campsites
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Belle Isle State Park

Belle Isle State Park

  • 7 Mile Shoreline on Rappahannock River
  • Paths for Hiking & Biking
  • Kayak & Canoe Rentals
  • RV & Primitive Campsites
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Grey's Point Campground

Grey's Point Campground

  • Beachfront location on Rappahannock River
  • Boat & Fishing Access
  • Deck with Beautiful Views
  • RV Campsite
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9

Watch an old-fashioned baseball game.

Visit the Deltaville Deltas at their iconic stadium built in 1948 and enjoy hot dogs, cracker jacks and a good ole fashion American ball game!

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10

Stay in comfort & style.

Stay at one of our unique properties on the waterfront, tucked away in nature or in the heart of it all. You know you deserve it!

Tides
Inn

Tides Inn

  • Carter's Creek Waterfront
  • 4 star Accommodations
  • Dining & spa on-site
  • Dates to 1947
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Hope & Glory
Inn

Hope & Glory Inn

  • One of Southern Living's most romantic hotels
  • Set in 1890s schoolhouse
  • Clawfoot bathtubs
  • Dining & Vineyard on-site
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Chesapeake
Inn

Chesapeake Inn

  • In the heart of Urbanna
  • 2 complementary surrey bikes
  • Getaway packages available
  • Outdoor seating
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Heaven Scent
B&B

Heaven Scent B&B

  • Farmhouse B&B
  • Pet & family friendly
  • Butterfly, herb & flower gardens
  • Refreshments & snacks any time
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11

Shop at the local boutiques.

Boutique-filled small towns await your shopping desires. Popular walkable shopping districts include downtown Kilmarnock, once called “the crossroads” and Urbanna, a historic port town with old-fashioned flavor. Good news – if you’re staying at the Tides Inn the downtown Irvington shopping district is only a bike ride away!

Burke's Fine
Jewelers

Burke's Fine
Jewelers

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Coffman's On the Coast

Coffman's On the Coast

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Dandelion

Dandelion

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Lowe
Tide

Lowe
Tide

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R S
Bristow Store

R S
Bristow Store

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Treat yourself to a day of relaxation.

Loosen up with a professional massage or take your clubs out for an afternoon on the greens. Now that you’re here, let the River Realm pamper you for a while.

Tides
Inn

Tides
Inn

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Rivah Day Spa
& Gift Shop

Rivah Day Spa
& Gift Shop

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King Carter
Golf Club

King Carter
Golf Club

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Golden Eagle
Golf Club

Golden Eagle
Golf Club

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Piankatank
Golf Course

Piankatank
Golf Course

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Visit by boat

Virginia’s River Realm has 22 marinas that will help you Find Your Shoreline. Whether power or sail, we have marinas and yacht clubs ready to host your boat while you take some shore leave.

Deltaville
Marina

Deltaville Marina

  • Pool overlooking Jackson Creek
  • Paddleboard and kayak rentals
  • Bicycles
  • Courtesy car to get around town
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Tides Inn
Marina

Tides Inn Marina

  • 4-star resort
  • Floating docks
  • Beachside pool
  • Tennis courts and bicycles
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Dozier's
Marina

Dozier's Marina

  • Pool, badminton, horseshoes
  • Waterfront rocking chairs
  • Event center
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Chesapeake
Boat Basin

Chesapeake Boat Basin

  • Pool with lounge chairs
  • Charcoal grilling area
  • Pet friendly
  • Weekly vacation rental cottage
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