One Island on the Bay – A.K.A. Sea Gull Island
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2017

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One Island on the Bay is located on the southernmost of the Bridge-Tunnel’s four manmade islands, 3-1/2 miles from Virginia Beach. This island  provides the traveling public an opportunity to stop, stretch their legs, cast a line, bird-watch, or just take in the natural beauty and sounds of the Chesapeake Bay. An interpretive display of the construction of the Bridge-Tunnel is located just outside the Restaurant/Gift Shop.

This island and its amenities CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on September 30, 2017 to make way for the construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel. 


Chesapeake Grill & Virginia Originals 
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CLOSED FOR BUSINESS.

Virginia Originals has closed its doors to the public.  For many years, this establishment offered a unique traveler experience.  The island on which it sits will remain closed to the public as construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel commences on this island.

NOW OPEN… Virginia Originals has opened a small retail gift shop within the North Toll Plaza Rest Area Building located at the southern tip of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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Fishing Pier
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2017

The CBBT’s Fishing Pier is now closed to the public as we “tunnel forward” with construction of the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel.  Upon the completion of the tunnel project, plans are to renovate the fishing pier and re-open to the public in 2023.

Cast your line from the free 625-foot fishing pier where bluefish, trout, croaker, flounder, shark, and other species of fish are caught.  There is a certified fish weighing station available and photos of your catch are provided to the angler and displayed in our photo box.fishing

For more information regarding the fishing pier, please click here.

Scenic View

Observe Navy and commercial ocean-going ships glide gracefully through one of the world’s busiest shipping channels through coin-operated viewing machines. Check out our Ship watcher’s Guide which describes the major types of Naval Ships currently based in Hampton Roads.

A Bridge to Naval History

Take a walk through Naval history as a series of outdoor exhibits sponsored by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum highlight the history of the Navy on the Chesapeake Bay. For more information on the displays, click here. For more information on the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, please click here. 

Scenic Overlook/Rest Area

If you are a camera buff and are looking for that perfect vantage point to photograph the Bridge-Tunnel be sure to stop at our Scenic Overlook.  The overlook is located on the west side of the roadway at the southern tip of Virginia’s Eastern Shore and provides a parking area to accommodate cars, recreational vehicles and buses, and viewing machines to magnify the views of the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to the scenic overlook, the rest area located on the north end of the Bridge-Tunnel provides our customers with restroom facilities, telephones, and vending machines.

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