is the only resort island in Virginia. Chincoteague is unique
and a special place to visit. Chincoteague Island is close to the beach
Island. Chincoteague Island is just 7 miles long, but
surrounded by many miles of nature. Chincoteague Island is located in
the Northeast region of Virginia's Eastern Shore.
has a thousand wonders that are calling you. Enjoy seeing the Chincoteague
ponies that are a famous special breed. Savor the simple pleasures of this
historic getaway on Virginia's Atlantic coast. Visitors can go to the beach,
crab, fish, explore natural wonders, or cruise the extraordinary waterways
wild ponies and more. Chincoteague and Assateague offer a pristine coastline
that is a playground for beach enthusiasts and nature lovers. Chincoteague
Island is a place where people can connect with the incredible beauty that
nature offers us.
Roll up your sleeves
and dig into a coastal feast of clams, oysters and crabs. Chincoteague is
famous for its seafood (especially oysters), but the majority of people
know this place for its legendary wild ponies that roam nearby Assateague.
It all started from the famous children's novel Misty of Chincoteague -
written by Marguerite Henry. Many people have read the book and they dream
of visiting Chincoteague Island someday where Misty (the Chincoteague pony)
grew up. The Chincoteague Pony Swim is also world famous & draws over
40,000 people to the small town.
is much more than just ponies, it is rich in history, heritage and tradition.
Chincoteague has a natural world of wonder and beauty that provides all
types of outdoor recreation (beach-combing, boating, fishing, kayaking,
clamming, crabbing, swimming, hiking and bird watching). Chincoteague Island
has a well developed public parks system including tennis courts, crabbing-fishing
piers, skate park and outdoor picnic areas. The Chincoteague wildlife refuge
that is located nearby at Assateague has an abundance of wildlife and miles
of safe sandy beaches.
Island is a great vacation spot for your family and the nature-lover
in each one of us. Chincoteague has over one million visitors annually
that come to experience the unique atmosphere of this island life. Wetlands
with calm water, a fresh smell of marsh and sea breeze, and southern
hospitality will welcome you to this small town charm. Go back in time
and surround yourself with an abundance of nature and wildlife. A special
time here will bring you relaxation and peace. Fun and adventure await
each time you visit Chincoteague.
has approx. 4,500 year-round residences that live on the island. Chincoteague
Island residents possess the intangible "island" spirit. Hardworking
and productive, they are also friendly and helpful. The blending of nature
and people at Chincoteague Island is complemented by the international spectrum
of visitors who add to Chincoteague's rich diversity, hospitality and promise.
If you visit Chincoteague Island, you will agree that this little oyster
of a town rewards visitors with quite an assortment of fine pearls.