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Seaview Farm

Important Notices

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Description

Seaview is an organic farm bordered by woodland, pond, and marsh habitat. It is protected from development by a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy.  Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds, including walking along the circle road and any of the unmarked trails.

Wading birds are common in the marsh during summer and migrations bring a variety of sandpipers that can be viewed near the boat dock, and from the marsh trail. Wintering waterfowl occur here, as well as the neotropical migrants that visit the woodland during spring and fall. The four-acre pond holds ducks, geese, other birds and reptiles. Resident woodpeckers, quail, woodcock, turkey, and deer inhabit the area year-round. A butterfly garden provides habitat for a variety of common eastern butterfly species near the house. The phantom crane fly, one of the most attractive insects in North America due to its banded black and white coloring, inhabits the wet forest understory of the woods trail.

Note: Park where marked. The grounds are open to foot traffic only.

 

Directions

Physical Address: 18119 Seaside Rd, Cape Charles, VA 23310

From US 13 in Eastville, turn East onto Rt 631/ Willow Oak Rd. Continue to the stop sign and turn right on Rt 600/ Seaside Rd. Travel 0.9 miles to the farm on the left. A small “Seaview” sign made from an old oar marks the site. Approximately 100 yards past the sign, turn left onto an unpaved road and park off the road.

From the previous site on the Eastern Shore Loop of VBWT:

From Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve, turn right onto Old Cape Charles Rd/ Rt 642. Travel 1.2 miles and turn left onto Rt. 641/ Parson Rd. Drive 0.1 miles and turn right on SR 184E/ Stone Rd. Turn left at the traffic light onto US 13 N. Proceed 5.9 miles and turn right onto Rt 631 to the stop sign and turn right on Seaside Rd. The farm will be at 0.9 miles on the left. A small “Seaview” sign made from an old oar marks the site. Approximately 100 yards past the sign, turn left onto an unpaved road and park off the road.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: (757) 678-5521
  • Access: Daily; year-round

Birds Recently Seen at Seaview Farm (as reported to eBird)

  • Snow Goose
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Marbled Godwit
  • Dunlin
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Willet
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Ring-billed Gull

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Parking