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Visit Historic Fort Monroe

Visit Historic Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe, also known as Freedom’s Fortress, is a National Monument located in Hampton, Virginia. The monument has a museum, historical sites, beaches, fishing piers, bird watching, beautiful views, etc. The…

Fort Boykin on the James

Fort Boykin on the James

Historic Fort Boykin Today Historic Fort Boykin is a public park located in Isle of Wight County, Virginia with access to beautiful beaches along the James River. However, in the 1600s, Jamestown Colonists built…

Fireflies Gift Shop

Fireflies Gift Shop

Don’t be like me. I’ve passed Fireflies on Bennett’s Creek in Suffolk, Virginia for years. The bright roadside sign has always grabbed my attention, but I’ve just never made the time to stop by. Well, I’m proud to…

Virginia Sausage

Virginia Sausage

T.O. Williams, INC Over a century ago, during WWI, T.O. Williams, INC was founded as a retail butcher shop in downtown Portsmouth, Virginia. Walk-in customers, restaurants, hotels, and other establishments came to Mr. Williams…

Granby Waffle Shop

Granby Waffle Shop

Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch WafflesWandering through the Selden Market in Norfolk, Virginia, you’ll snag a whiff of this beautiful aroma lingering in the air. Intrigued, especially since you hadn’t had breakfast,…

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Welcome! Explore Coastal Virginia is a local lifestyle and travel website designed to help you discover new and local things to do and see in the region.

From the unspoiled shores of the Chesapeake Bay to the thrilling nightlife of our city centers, we’re eager to share our corner of the Commonwealth with you.

Follow our journey as we explore, taste, sip, and play our way through Coastal Virginia!