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Onancock is a town located in Accomack County, which is nestled between two forks of a creek on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It's surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2000 census, the population of Onancock was 1,525. The Eastern Shore of Virginia contains several tiny towns, winding waterways, farms and forests. Onancock was founded in 1680, and although small, there is lots to do here. The Ker Place House Museum is an elegant Federal style home that dates to the early 1800s, and free walking tour brochures are available that leads visitors past other historic homes and beautiful gardens. Onancock is a compact town that is easy to stroll. The town also offers several art galleries and unique shops, good restaurants and half a dozen places to stay, including a Victorian bed and breakfast and a boutique hotel. Onancock also has a classic old-time movie theater built in 1950 that still shows new movies every weekend. Other activities to enjoy on the island include canoeing and kayaking, biking and hiking. Bikes rentals are available on the island and the terrain is nice and flat for easy pedaling.

Surrounding areas: Quinby, Virginia (10.9 mi), Exmore, Virginia (13.1 mi), Tangier Island, Virginia (15.5 mi), Chincoteague Island, Virginia (26.3 mi), Chesapeake, Virginia (30.0 mi), Cape Charles, Virginia (34.0 mi), Arlington, Virginia (36.3 mi)

Onancock Vacation Rentals

Onancock Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn25297 Lankford HwyOnley, VA2.0 mi.(757) 787-7787
Anchor MotelOnley, VA2.3 mi.(804) 787-8000
Best Western Eastern Shore2543 Lakeford Hwy PO 1327Exmore, VA13.1 mi.(757) 442-7378
Quality Inn825 Ocean HwyPocomoke, MD24.3 mi.(410) 957-1300
Birchwood Motel Inc3650 Main StChincoteague, VA24.8 mi.(757) 336-6133
Waterside Motor Inn3761 South Main StChincoteague, VA25.0 mi.(757) 336-3434
Anchor Inn Motel3775 Main StChincoteague, VA25.1 mi.(757) 336-6313
Assateague InnCoaches LnChincoteague, VA25.4 mi.(757) 336-3738
The Island Belle Motor LodgeChincoteague, VA25.4 mi.(757) 336-5293
Comfort Suites4195 Main StChincoteague, VA25.7 mi.(757) 336-3700
Hampton Inn & Suites - Chincoteague Waterfront4179 Main StChincoteague, VA25.7 mi.(757) 336-1616
Quality Inn6273 Maddox BlvdChincoteague Island, VA25.9 mi.(757) 336-6565
Days Inn1540 Ocean HwyPocomoke City, MD26.0 mi.(410) 957-3000
Island Motor Inn4391 Main StChincoteague Island, VA26.0 mi.(757) 336-3141
Sunrise Motor Inn Inc4491 Chicken City RdChincoteague, VA26.0 mi.(757) 336-6671
Best Western Chincoteague Island7105 Maddox BlvdChincoteague, VA26.2 mi.(757) 336-6557
Refuge Motor Inn7058 Maddox BlvdChincoteague, VA26.2 mi.(757) 336-5511
Holiday Inn Express125 Newtowne BlvdPocomoke, MD27.0 mi.(410) 957-6444
Bed & Breakfast
The Watson House Bed & Breakfast4240 Main StChincoteague, VA25.8 mi.(757) 336-1564

Onancock Weather & Climate

The Eastern Islands of Virginia , off the Pacific Coast, have summers that are generally hot and humid. Mosquitoes and ticks are abundant from spring through autumn. Insect repellent and/or protective clothing is recommended. It rarely snows on the offshore islands in the winter but the weather is often damp and cold. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended for long walks in the sand and hard sole water shoes for wading in bay waters. Hurricanes and tropical storms, including those immediately offshore, occur most frequently in early August and September and rarely appear before June or after November. During the month of September, anywhere from 10 to 40 percent of Virginias rainfall comes from tropical storms. Thunderstorms may occur in all months of the year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 30°F 3.99 in. 36°F
February 49°F 31°F 3.29 in. 39°F
March 57°F 38°F 4.44 in. 46°F
April 66°F 45°F 3.11 in. 53°F
May 74°F 55°F 3.51 in. 63°F
June 82°F 64°F 3.06 in. 70°F
July 87°F 69°F 4.37 in. 77°F
August 85°F 67°F 3.93 in. 78°F
September 79°F 61°F 3.69 in. 75°F
October 69°F 50°F 3.52 in. 63°F
November 60°F 42°F 3.10 in. 54°F
December 51°F 34°F 3.34 in. 44°F

Onancock Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Accomack County airport (MFV) located about 4 miles south of Onancock in Melfa, Virginia, the Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Regional airport (SBY) located approximately 45 miles northeast of Onancock in Salisbury, Maryland, the Newport News Williamsburg International airport (PHF) located roughly 57 miles southwest of Onancock in Newport News, Virginia, the Norfolk International airport (ORF) located around 61 miles southwest of Onancock in Norfolk / Virginia Beach / Williamsburg, Virginia, and finally the Sussex County airport (GED) located about 70 miles northeast of Onancock in Georgetown, Delaware.

Onancock Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Baja AmusementsOcean CityMD56.3 mi.
Jolly Roger Amusement ParkOcean CityMD56.3 mi.
Ocean City Pier RidesOcean CityMD56.3 mi.
Trimper's RidesOcean CityMD56.3 mi.
MotorworldVirginia BeachVA60.7 mi.
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA60.7 mi.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD62.7 mi.
FunderlandRehoboth BeachDE78.7 mi.
Water Parks
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA60.7 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA60.7 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD79.7 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE90.1 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ101.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Winter Quarters Municipal Golf CoursePocomoke CityMD26.8 mi.
Great Hope Golf CourseWestoverMD28.3 mi.
Captains CoveGreenbackvilleVA28.4 mi.
State Parks
Janes Island State ParkMD21.3 mi. 
Milburn Landing State ParkMD32.2 mi. 
Shad Landing State ParkMD33.8 mi. 
Point Lookout State ParkMD39.4 mi. 
Oyster & Maritime MuseumChincoteagueVA25.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtSalisburyMD45.6 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD45.6 mi.
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA66.6 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ96.1 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC107.5 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD118.7 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD118.7 mi.

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