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Virginia Seaside Water Trail - Emergency Contacts

Save these emergency contact numbers (waterproof or laminated card is one way)! Cell phones are not always reliable on the shore.  A VHF marine radio is recommended.  For more safety recommendations visit Safety on the Virginia Seaside Water Trail.

U.S. Coast Guard

  • VHF Marine Radio Channel 16
  • Chincoteague Station: 757-336-2855
  • Parramore Beach Station: 757-787-9527
  • Cape Charles Station: 757-331-2000

Virginia Marine Police

  • VHF Marine Radio Channel 16
  • 1-800-541-4646
  • Eastern Shore Office: 757-414-0713 (Mondays & Wednesdays 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 noon)

Virginia State Police

  • Onancock: 757-787-5813
  • Accomack and Northampton: 757-678-5404

Chincoteague Police

  • 757-336-0911

Northampton County Sheriff

  • 757-678-0911

Accomack County Sheriff

  • 757-787-0911


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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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