Best of Virginia Names Five Cape Charles Businesses

Breezes Day Spa owner Marian van Geijn with 'Best of Virginia' plaque (Wave photo)

Breezes Day Spa owner Marian van Geijn with ‘Best of Virginia’ plaque (Wave photo)


June 4, 2014

What’s the best golf course in Eastern Virginia? The best outdoor dining? The best pub? The best ice cream? The best day spa?  According to Virginia Living magazine, Cape Charles businesses rank among the best in all those categories. The third annual Best of Virginia Readers Survey tallied 32,000 readers’ votes in 91 categories, and local businesses placed among the best in five categories:

Best Golf Course — Bay Creek (2nd place)

Best Outdoor Dining — The Shanty (3rd place)

Best Overall Bar — Kelly’s Gingernut Pub (3rd place)

Best Local Ice Cream — Brown Dog (3rd place)

Best Day Spa — Breezes (3rd place)

Breezes Day Spa owner Marian van Geijn said she had not even been aware of the contest before learning that Breezes had taken third place. “We did not try to influence the voting at all,” she said. “It’s quite a big deal that so many Cape Charles businesses placed in the contest. Cape Charles is really making a name for itself.”

Other Shore businesses recognized are:

Best Winery — Chatham Vineyards (2nd place)

Best Antiques – Blue Crow (3rd place)

Best Bakery —  Onancock Corner Bakery (3rd place)



3 Responses to “Best of Virginia Names Five Cape Charles Businesses”

  1. Joe Matthews on June 4th, 2014 7:44 am

    Congrats to all the winners, well deserved.

  2. Sue Anglim on June 4th, 2014 10:23 am

    Congratulations to all! Awesome :)

  3. Marc Batchelor on June 4th, 2014 3:13 pm

    Our local businesses can compete with the best of them — we all just have to support them. Locals, Come-Heres and Weekenders. Congrats to all. Drizzles will be next.