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Black Narrows Brewing – Virginia’s First Eastern Shore Brewery

September 19, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Black Narrows BrewingIf you’re a fan of fresh, regional beers then you’ll be happy to know that Chincoteague is home to a craft brewery. Black Narrows Brewing, the first brewery on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, has been brewing its unique and popular beers here since 2017.

The craft beer movement that swept the nation has been a little slower coming to the eastern shore of Virginia but it is now officially here. Black Narrows Brewing opened their doors on Chincoteague in December of 2017. Less than a year later they were awarded 2018’s “Brewery of the Year” by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association.

Black Narrows brews a variety of unusual and delicious beers. “How Bout It” is a popular corn lager. “Serpette,” a Rosé-inspired wild ale, uses grapes from Chatham Vineyards. “Salts” is a tart wheat beer that uses oysters from our very own waters.

In fact, the brewery uses locally sourced ingredients whenever they can. Further, all their spent grain goes to feed the heritage breed pigs at Perennial Roots Farm.

Best of all, the brewery also donates 10 percent of gross beer sales to different local and global causes every month. This means every beer you enjoy from their brewery is giving a little back to the world – and that’s a good feeling.

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Don’t Miss Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off 2019

August 12, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chili Chowder Cook Off 2019An end of summer favorite, the annual Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off & Car Show is coming right up! September 28th, 2019, 10am to 5pm at the Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds.

Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off is so much fun you don’t even have to like chili OR chowder to enjoy yourself (but it wouldn’t hurt). The event draws amateur and professional chefs to Chincoteague from all around the region, every year. Each comes ready to compete with their best chili and/or chowder recipes.

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World’s Largest Golf Outing and a Chincoteague Crab Feast

July 5, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Worlds Largest Golf Outing 2019 You’ve got to love summer. Not only is the weather fabulous, there is just so much to do and see. Virginia’s Eastern shore is no exception, with a couple of exciting events coming right up: The World’s Largest Golf Outing and a Chincoteague Crab Feast and Music Festival!

The nice thing about Chincoteage is that it doesn’t require any special events to be worth visiting. The island’s own, natural beauty and wildlife seems more than enough for most, year ’round. That being said, when we do throw a party, we know ho to do it right. The upcoming crab feast is a good example.

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Maui Jack’s Waterpark, Mini Golf, Bowling & More

May 11, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Maui Jack’s WaterparkMaui Jack’s Waterpark, one of Chincoteague’s newest attractions, opens for the season on May 25th. If water slides, pools, and rides sounds fun to you, you’ll be happy to know that Maui Jack’s is less than 5 minutes from our Chincoteague bed and breakfast.

Maui Jack’s Waterpark opened last year on Memorial Day Weekend. While the park is quite a contrast to the area’s pristine beaches and nature preserves, it was also quite popular.

The waterpark has a variety of looping body slides, straight racing slides, a Lazy River, and a separate play area for the little ones. There is also an adults-only pool, shaded cabanas, and a seating area on the beach.

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Scenic Chincoteague Island Boat Tours

April 13, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Scenic Chincoteague Island Boat ToursOne of the most popular things to do on Chincoteague is to leave the island … aboard one of the many excellent and professional Chincoteague Island boat tours!

Chincoteague Island offers an endless variety of reasons to come for a visit: the wild ponies, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Lighthouse, our pristine beaches, and so much more. One of the more popular pastimes is enjoying a scenic Chincoteague Island cruise.

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Choosing a Chincoteague Inn

January 19, 2013 by islandmanor

We know that you have a variety of lodging options when planning your trip to Chincoteague Island, and we want to make our case to you: Why should you choose Island Manor Inn?

1. Affordable Rates. Unlike the perception, our bed and breakfast is very near the price points of motels on the island, especially during the peak summer season. In fact, once you include a gourmet breakfast into the cost of a stay with us and the many free amenities we provide, you are usually breaking even with a hotel.

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Beat the Heat on Chincoteague: This Year’s Top Beach Town

August 17, 2010 by islandmanor

Couple on Beach

Cool off beachside on Chincoteague in VA

With much of the United States suffering record temperatures this summer, spending a long weekend, or much needed vacation in Chincoteague can give you a place to cool off, relax and replenish. This year on our little island, Chincoteague, home of the world renowned Assateague Island Pony Swim, has been voted the number one beach town in the United States. There is plenty to do on our vanilla bean shaped peninsula off the coast of Virginia, in addition to splashing in the surf. Chincoteague Island is an outdoor and wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.

The historic 1848 Island Manor House, our eight room bed and breakfast, is fully air conditioned, offering a gourmet breakfast. We provide top-notch concierge services to help you plan for a boat tour, fishing trip, kayaking, jet skiing, biking, nature tours and bird watching. We can also help suggest some of the best restaurants on Chincoteague, not to mention where to find the delicious oysters we’re known for.
Take a respite from the heat and come to “America’s Best Beach Town!”

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