Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops 

Navy Facility
30 Battle Group Way, Wallops Island, VA 23337

Weather/Climate
 
In Accomac, the summers are warm and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 87°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 94°F.
 
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Accomac for warm-weather activities are from mid May to mid June and from late August to mid October.
Cost of Living

 

The overall cost of living index in Accomac, VA is 96, which is 12% lower than the Virginia average and 4% lower than the national average. 

 
Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Accomac, VA are 8% higher than the Virginia average and 8% higher than the national average. 
Getting to Know the Area
 
Wallops Island is a six-square-mile (16 km2) island in Accomack County, Virginia, part of the Virginia Barrier Islands that stretch along the eastern seaboard of the United States of America. It is just south of Chincoteague Island, a popular tourist destination.
 
Chincoteague Bay Field Station provides outstanding multi-disciplinary, educational and research opportunities that celebrate the rich natural, cultural, economic, and technological resources of the mid-Atlantic Coastal region through field-based and hands-on learning, often in affiliation with multiple public and private partners. The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center offers an exhibit hall, observation deck, videos and family activities. Free admission. The Visitor Center is open year-round. Located near Chincoteague Island, Virginia on Rt. 175. Wallops Flight Facility is NASA’s primary facility for suborbital missions. The facility launches sounding rockets, scientific balloons and performs aircraft research. Tours of the facility are available for organized groups with advance reservations. 

Events

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