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As an island that can be reached by land and water, Tilghman Island is known by the locals as an old fashioned waterman’s community. Located at the southernmost tip of Talbot County, this island is three miles long tucked between the Chesapeake Bay and the Choptank River.
The island itself is best known for its crabbing, fishing, kayaking, marinas, and restaurants. With its carefree and calming atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to let your worries wash away. An added benefit is that it is only minutes away from the historic St. Michaels, shopping, and more wonderful restaurants.


Among this close-knit community is a variety of housing options. With some of the best prices and most incredible views in Talbot County, it’s easy to see why Tilghman Island is one of the area’s favorite hidden gems. With outstanding local seafood and an abundance of outdoor activities, this town is sure to charm you.


Tilghman Island offers a variety of residential waterfront and inland communities. Tilghman on Chesapeake, has a deep water marina, boat slips, yacht club, and a waterside swimming pool. Not to mention, this community also has great tennis courts and walking and biking paths.
Bar Neck and Black Walnut Point both offer waterfront and inland homes on the Chesapeake Bay and the Choptank River. The Fairbank community is located nearby and also offers waterfront and inland homes with beautiful views overlooking Black Walnut Cove. If you dream of finding a haven along the water, Tilghman Island may be what you’re searching for.


With plenty of homes overlooking the Black walnut Cove and nearby waters, you can have the most peaceful view from your back porch. Tilghman Quay primarily offers townhomes and single-family homes with breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay and Knapps Narrows. With a charter boat around the corner, it has never been easier to set sail on a daily excursion. Because of the size of the island, you’re never too far away from the local shops or restaurants.


It’s no surprise that Tilghman Island offers many water activities for its residents and visitors. Whether you’re interested in boat rentals, lighthouse tours, sailing and fishing charters, hunting guides, or boat tours, there is always something to do on the water!

The island is also equipped with multiple marinas, an environmental center, and a waterman’s museum with an extensive collection of maritime-related books, artifacts, maps, and charts. It’s the perfect place to stay, relax, and enjoy the island’s welcoming and refreshing atmosphere.


This island’s local eateries are one of its claims to fame. If you’re a seafood enthusiast, this is the best place to get a variety of fresh-caught delicacies. With Tilghman Island being known for its fishing and crabbing, you don’t want to miss out! Here are our favorite places to grab a bite to eat:

  • Tilghman Island Inn
  • Marker 5
  • Characters Bridge Restaurant
  • Two If By Sea
  • Harrison’s Restaurant – Chesapeake House
  • Lowes Wharf Wharf
  • Tilghman Island Country Store

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