How can we see the legendary herds wild ponies?
Go pony watching with the Assateague
Explorer Cruise & Kayaking. Visit
remote places along Assateague Island where the ponies live.
Visitors discover creeks, coves & remote areas
where herds of wild horses live along Assateague.
Is there a beach on Chincoteague?
No, but Assateague's beach is only a 10 -15 min. drive.
What are things to do on Chincoteague?
Chincoteague offers things for everyone. Boat
cruise & kayaking, gift shops, museums, movie theater,
parlors, miniature golf, go-kart, biking, memorial park (tennis
courts, basketball courts, play grounds, skateboard ramps). Pony
rides for children, pottery painting, trolley rides, boating, fishing,
crabbing and more. Assateague Beach and Chincoteague National Wildlife
Refuge offer many kinds of outdoor recreation (swimming, beachcombing,
hiking, biking, clamming, fishing, bird watching, etc.). The Carnival
is held in July. Several festivals are available throughout the
year (click here for more information).
When is the Pony Swim?
annual Pony Swim is held on the last Wednesday and Thursday in July.
Ponies swim across a channel from Assateague to Chincoteague during
slack tide between 7am and 1pm.
When is the best time to visit Chincoteague?
activities are available in Summer. Most of the hotels,
stores, restaurants and other businesses are open from May through
Are mosquitoes bad in summer?
are usually only bad during certain weeks. They are never bad
at the beach or on boat cruises and they seem to go through
phases. The Town of Chincoteague controls them by spraying.
Most mosquitoes are present in the woods. Try to avoid bushy
places and woods, and apply bug repellent if you are going to
these places. Most
come out before dark.
Can we bring our dogs?
Chincoteague has some hotels and cottages where you can stay
with your pet. No dogs allowed in Memorial Park and Chincoteague
National Wildlife Refuge (not even in your vehicle).
Is there places to eat on the island?
there are many places to choose from - Seafood
restaurants, sub shops, family dining, asian food, all-you-can-eat
buffets and fine dining. Many restaurants serve breakfast. A lot
of good seafood is here for sure. If you are not a seafood person,
don't worry. You can also find, steaks, pasta, pizza, and other
food as well.