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Horn Harbor Landing


Horn Harbor provides views of salt marsh, tidal creeks, flats, open bay waters, and limited land bird habitats along the approach to the landing. During summer, royal, common, and Forster’s terns, as well as other shorebirds can be seen in the nearby tidal habitats. In winter loons, grebes, northern gannet, and diving ducks frequent the area.


Location Coordinates: 37.366915, -76.275302

From SR 14 turn onto Rt. 608/Potato Neck Road and continue on for 2.9 miles. Turn right onto Rt. 649/Peary Rd. and continue for a short 0.3 miles before turning left onto Rt. 698/Captain Gene’s Road, continue 0.2 miles, and enter the gravel parking area at the dead-end.

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Mathews County Planning, Zoning and Wetlands Office; (804)-725-4034
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Parking
  • Boat Ramp