About Garden and Sea Inn Bed & Breakfast

Historic Victorian


New Church is one of the older settlements in the area, it dates back to the 1770s.

The oldest part of the Inn was a brick structure built in 1802 as the Bloxom Tavern and was the first voting precinct in the area. Hospitality was the name of the game even back in the old days. Over time several sections of the building were added. The Victorian facade you see today dates back to 1895.

The house was the Nelson families' private residence from around 1850 until 1988. It was then sold and started out as an upscale, well-known, fine dining restaurant. It was operated as a restaurant and Bed & Breakfast until 1994 when it changed hands again. The restaurant was closed and it is currently operating as Bed and Breakfast and Inn.

What Makes Us Unique


Virginia Maryland Border

From the North:

Take Route 13 South from Salisbury, MD. One mile past the Maryland - Virginia State Line, turn right onto Route 710. This is the first right turn after the Virginia Welcome Center.

The Inn is 1/4 mile down Route 710 on the right.

Approximate Driving Times:

- Salisbury MD        35 min
- Ocean City, MD     42 min
- Rehoboth Beach, DE    1 hr 25 min
- Washington          3 hr
- Baltimore             3 hr
- Philadelphia          3 hr
- Cape May, NJ        3 hr 15 min
- New York City       4.5 hr

Virginia Beach Neptune

From the South:

Follow Route 13 from Virginia Beach almost all the way north to the Maryland state line.
Once you have reached the intersection with Route 175 (the road to Chincoteague), keep going on Rt. 13 north for 2 more miles. Watch for Susan's Seafood store on your left. Turn left immediately after it onto Route 709.
The Inn is on your right.

Approximate Driving Times:

- Bay Bridge/Tunnel    1.5 hr
- Norfolk/VA Beach:    2 hr
- Richmond VA           3.5 hr
- Outer Banks NC       4 hr
- Savannah GA           9 hr
- Miami FL                16 hr

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