Discover a coast where you can watch wild ponies run, eat world-class BBQ, and dig your own clams.
Photographer: Chris M. Rogers
Next door, designer and builder Patrick Hand has transformed an old five-and-dime into Blue (757/377-4222), a six-suite, loft-style boutique inn with minimalist decor and 110-year-old pine floors. A few blocks away you'll find artist Meredith Restein's gorgeous necklaces made from real orchids at Breezes Day Spa (757/331-3108). Watson's Hardware (757/331-4444) has been selling beach essentials amid the usual hardware staples since 1910, and hosts an unofficial happy hour for regulars each afternoon.