The Island


Tangier Island is a unique island located in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay and is a part of Accomack County, Virginia. If you would like to see an unspoiled fishing village with quaint, narrow streets, then take a step back in time and visit Tangier Island. The people of Tangier, who speak with a lingering trace of Elizabethan accent, are warm, friendly and proud of their island. They live here because they like the lifestyle.

Experience the simple island delights of Tangier Island. Take a day-trip on our ferry from Onancock, Virginia or stay for the night in one of the quaint bed and breakfasts. Tangier Island is accessible by boat or air. An experience here will stay with you for years to come. It might be small in population, but the people of Tangier have a great love of the Chesapeake Bay and each other.