When was the last time you could buy property in a spectacular waterside community at an affordable price? This unique opportunity is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Aerial View of Willis Wharf looking out to the Barrier Islands and the Atlantic Ocean.
If you love living near the water for a lifestyle of boating, fishing and the pure relaxation and enjoyment that it brings, this waterside community is nestled between the two best bodies of water on the Eastern Seaboard. Just 2.2 miles east is the seaside village of Willis Wharf, a deep water port, an ocean inlet and the crashing surf on the barrier islands; 5.2 miles west is Morley's Wharf, the gateway to the Chesapeake Bay, with its spectacular sunsets.
Sunset at the beach.
All this from $18,000? Yes! Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!
The property is named "Waterside Village" because that is exactly what it offers, an absolutely amazing location between the ocean sand dunes, saltwater creeks, and the seaside bays with the best salt water fishing on the Atlantic Ocean, and the magnificent Chesapeake Bay, a veritable hunting and fishing paradise.
Aerial view of Morley's Wharf looking out to the Chesapeake Bay.
The property currently available is comprised of just 63 parcels. The lots range in size from 1 +/- acre to 4 +/- acre and are on private roads with underground utilities and are fully buildable. The roads are designed to state standards and will be dedicated to the state when three homes are built on each road. Lacey wooded lots and cleared lots are available from $18,000.
Five years of work and many millions of dollars were spent on this property before the first lot was offered for sale. The village was carefully planned for a laid-back country lifestyle. These lots are now available at a fraction of their proposed original price.
Boater coming into Willis Wharf.
Virginia's Seaside is home to the largest expanse of coastal wilderness remaining on the eastern seaboard of the United States. It includes the most pristine chain of barrier islands along the Atlantic Coast.
The coastline of Virginia boasts tens of thousands of acres of salt marshes, tidal mudflats, shallow bays, maritime forests and open water. The seaside is the most important bird migration area along the Atlantic Coast of North America and supports the highest diversity and density of birds of conservation concern in Virginia.
Yellow Fin Tuna weighing 66 lbs.
Over the centuries, many have sought the riches of the seaside:
Native Americans hunted and fished here.
Blackbeard and other pirates prowled these shores.
British Colonists settled here.
The barrier island lagoon system was a mecca for hunting, fishing and recreating. Fin fish and shellfish harvests are plentiful, and marlin and tuna are a favorite catch in the Atlantic.
Aerial view of Willis Wharf looking out to the Barrier Islands.
Willis Wharf earned its nickname "Clam Town" centuries ago. The seaside village was a major deep water port during the 18th & 19th centuries for working watermen bringing in clams, sea scallops and oyster harvests. It is still a working harbor today for the local watermen.
Crab pots at Willis Wharf.
The wildlife observation platform provides public access to one of the most panoramic views on the seaside. Ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, marbled godwits and black skimmers abound. You'll see the barrier islands and the boats going to and from a day's pleasure and bountiful harvests.
A floating dock for kayaking and canoeing is available at the pier in Willis Wharf. There are ample, easy to use, free boat ramps here.
Launching a boat from the boat ramp at the docks of Willis Wharf.
A series of 35 paddling routes begins in Willis Wharf. This water trail beckons beginning and experienced paddlers and runs between Chincoteague Island and the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Charles.
Fishing Pier and Boat Ramps at Morley's Wharf.
Morley's Wharf has a long fishing pier looking over to a marina on the Occohannock Creek, which leads out to the Chesapeake Bay; and three large, free, easy to use boat ramps.
Rockfish caught by a local fishing enthusiast.
You'll catch speckled trout, drum and croaker as well as the spectacular sunsets.
Launching a boat from Morley's Wharf.
A home in Waterside Village gives you the opportunity to live amid this history and splendor. Call us or come visit to select the perfect lot to build your home and enjoy this relaxing lifestyle today.
Local Amenities of Interest Include:
Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses
Bay Creek Resort and Club
Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club
Fine Dining - Shopping - Antiques - Art Galleries
The Eastern Shore of Virginia is world renowned
for sailing, fishing, and crabbing...
And, for our spectacular sunsets.
Beautiful sunsets on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia
Launching a boat from Morley's Wharf.
Boaters at Willis Wharf getting ready to head out for an afternoon of fun.
Crab pots at the docks of Willis Wharf.