The Northern Neck of Virginia offers the best in small town coastal living: the character and pace of simpler times with the necessities and amenities that make for the best of times.
Our regional hospital rates tops among its peers. The Northern Neck YMCA is one of the best-equipped in the state.
Museums and public libraries not only offer exhibits and books, but workshops, lectures and special interest clubs. At the nearby Reedville Fishermen's Museum, for example, you can build your own wooden boat, join the photography, quilting or railroad modeling club, attend a lecture or put your talents to work as a volunteer.
Find fresh, local produce at farm stands in season. Hook the catch of the day at seafood markets like Cockrell's Creek Seafood Deli. The Food Lion supermarket is well-stocked and nearby. Prepared gourmet foods, pantry items and fine wines can be found at small, specialty shops in Kilmarnock and White Stone.
Dining. There are a number of casual, waterfront seafood shacks in Reedville and Fairport. For fine dining, Chef Branden Levine offers his take on fresh, local ingredients in one of the oldest surviving wooden structures in the Northern Neck at Rice's Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern in Heathsville's Historic District.
Fishing. Boating. Kayaking. Crabbing. Local benefit fish tournaments like the Reedville Bluefish Derby pay big bucks for big fish. There are three, award-winning golf courses within a half hour of Watermen's Cove: The Golden Eagle, The Tartan Course, and The King Carter Golf Club.
The influx of discriminating homeowners to the Northern Neck has spawned a vibrant and growing sector of high-style, independent retailers to serve them in the small towns of Reedville, Heathsville, Kilmarnock, White Stone and Irvington. Art, antiques, home furnishings, decorative accessories and gifts predominate.
Chambers of Commerce:
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