Beauty from the Beach to the Bay

Nestled between the beach (Atlantic) and the Bay (Chesapeake), nearby nature
attractions include Assateague and Chincoteague (35 min drive)., where you can share
the beautiful, natural seashore with wild ponies; and nearby wildlife sanctuaries, rivers,
waterways and marshes where hundreds of bird species can be observed. Kayak and
canoe rentals are available on the Pocomoke River or the Tangier Sound (opening to the
Bay). A boat ride away are Smith and Tangier Islands, where Colonial English/Welsh
dialects are still spoken. Witness the annual skipjack races from nearby Deal Island the
last weekend in August.

Pictured left : Nearby Frenchtown at Sunset; opening up to the Chesapeake Bay.

Area towns within 15 minutes of Princess Anne: Crisfield, Snow Hill, Whitehaven,
Pocomoke, Rumbley, Frenchtown, Furnacetown and Salisbury.

Berlin, 30 min. away, and Assateague or Chincoteague: 35-40 min.

Ferries to Tangier and Smith Islands: Dock is 20 min. from Princess Anne. The ferry
to the islands is 45 min to 1 hr.

Birdwatchers and other nature lovers delight in the incredible variety of large birds found
on the Delmarva Peninsula, including herons, osprey, eagles, cranes and geese. Five
minutes away, down Deal Island Road, is a spectacular wetlands wildlife area, with
hiking trails to explore, birdwatch or observe the crabcatchers.

Eco-tours available of the Tangier Sound and local rivers by boat, canoe or kayak.  The
innkeepers will be happy to make arrangements for you.  

In the summer and fall, walk to the Farmers Market in Manokin River Park, featuring
crafts, antiques, food and music every Saturday; or take a tour of the historic Teackle
Mansion, pictured above.

Our quaint historic mainstreet (2 blocks walk) offers antique shops, a gourmet ice
cream/pastry shop, coffee/tea shop, hair salons, eateries, and gift shops.  Local eateries
feature Italian, Chinese, Eastern Shore seafood and Southern American cuisine.

The entire area is teeming with shops filled with authentic antique bargains.

Other nearby towns worth a visit include Snow Hill and Berlin (more antique shops, art
galleries and restaurants), Crisfield (waterfront dining), and the quaint fishing villages on
nearby Deal Island.

After a day of sightseeing, relax on the Alexander House veranda.
"It is indeed a cozy place with character. But the best part of staying here is the food and
Elizabeth’s generous hospitality. This place is a great representation of the Eastern
Shore. Unpretentious, friendly and comfortable."  Steve and Mirelle Washington D.C.

"So cozy, so welcoming, so very tranquil. Such care was taken with all aspects. Elizabeth
and her cuisine are indescribable."  Phyl and Fred  Pennsylvania


The annual
Celtic Festival is celebrated the first weekend in October;
Olde Princess Anne Days is celebrated the second weekend in October with home
and garden tours, carriage rides, a street fair and more.

Click on the links to the left for more information.
Above:Assateague National Seashore
and the wild ponies.
Above:  Goose Creek Marina with
skipjack in foreground. For those
wishing to arrive by boat, there are
shuttle busses from the marina in
Rumbley to Princess Anne (20 min. ride)
Overnight slips available.
Calendar of Events
and Area Attractions
Celtic Festival
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Town of Princess Anne

The Alexander House
Booklovers' B & B
Above and center: Scenes of the river
and houses of Princess Anne