Queen Sound Landing

Important Notices

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Queen Sound Landing is a paved pull-off  for launching boats. When not busy with boaters, it offers a place to quickly view the extensive salt marshes of Chincoteague Bay and its associated salt marsh islands. The islands are typical eastern coastal salt marshes consisting of Spartina grasses. These are excellent for migrant shorebirds, wading birds and saltmarsh-type sparrows. Wintering waterfowl utilize the extensive bay ecosystem for feeding before returning to the breeding grounds.

Tip: Visit this site at low tide when the mudflats become visible and can produce a large variety of shorebirds and waders, including black necked stilts (April – September).

Note: Yield use of this site to those launching boats.


Physical Location: 37286 Chincoteague Rd, Horntown, VA 23395

From US-13 just north of Oak Hall, head east on VA-175/ Chincoteague Rd. Follow the road as it winds for 7.9 miles. Bear right onto a short driveway towards the Queens Sound Boat Ramp.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Accomack County Dept. of Public Works: 757-787-1468, 757-824-0020; [email protected]
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Birds Recently Seen at Queen Sound Landing (as reported to eBird)

  • Bufflehead
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Horned Grebe
  • American Oystercatcher
  • Herring Gull
  • Common Loon
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Red-throated Loon
  • Rock Pigeon

Seasonal Bird Observations


  • Boat Ramp