What areas are closed on the ESVA seaside and why?
Fisherman Island, Ship Shoal Island, Little Cobb Island and Wallops Island are closed to the public year-round. Most of Virginia’s other barrier islands are open to the public for low-impact recreational use with seasonal restrictions in place to protect sensitive resources. Please visit site pages for specific information.
This project was funded by The Nature Conservancy with support from The Volgenau Foundation and by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program led by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality through Grant #NA17NOS4190152 of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended. All Explore Our Seaside partners also contributed significant time and effort to the project.
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