Welcome to The Little City by the Sea
Tucked behind pristine barrier beach islands on the seaside of Virginia’s Eastern Shore lies the little town of Wachapreague. The region, recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations, is truly one of the last large wetland habitats in the world. Attractions other than just the mere beauty of Wachapreague include a vigorous fleet of offshore fishing yachts, terrific inshore flounder fishing, bird watching, unfettered barrier island beaches, hunting, and in short an abundance of nature.
Old Wachapreague Hotel - (Destroyed by fire) Three Tiers of verandas, aggregating over 10,000 sqft.; Halls at right angles on each floor; Rooms are all Outside and are Perfectly ventilated, excellent bedding. Large Airy Dining-room.
Fresh and Salt water baths Free to Guests. Shady Lawns. Navigable water where power or sail boats may be had for fishing, sailing or shooting.
Fishing at Wachapreague
First of May until First of November. May and June for Big Fish (Drums, Channel Bass, 25 to 55 lbs. each); also good trout fishing. Best dates for Drum fishing, 5 days before full of the moon until 3 days after; also bite some on New Moon. Possibly June better that May this year. July and August, Trout King, Hog, Spots, Perch and other varieties. September and October. Sea Trout and Drum.