Chincoteague Island, Virginia's only resort island, is one of the many and perhaps the most beautiful island that dots Virginia's Eastern Shore. World famous for its oyster beds and clam shoals, this picturesque island is the gateway to Assateague Island National Seashore. Adventure awaits everywhere as history and legend blend with the wild loveliness of the seasonal shore.
Also known for the wild Chincoteague Ponies, you can see them and learn about their history. You can even go for a pony ride on a real Chincoteague Pony! If pony riding isn't for you, there are plenty of bike rental shops on Maddox Blvd.
To see beautiful sunrises and sunsets, cool summer breezes, animals in their natural habitat, beaches that go on forever and friendly people is truly a blessing from God. A visit to Islands is sure to leave you with memories you will cherish forever.
Known for its great abundance of migratory birds and wild horses, it is the perfect place to get away from it all. During the summer you can find crowded beaches or go for a little walk up the beach and find solitude. From Bird watching, surfing, swimming, fishing, crabbing or boating, the Chincoteague, Assateague area offers it all.
The first time visitor to Island will enjoy the outdoor recreation at its very best. Island offers a way of life for those fun minded adventurers who enjoy the land and the water.
Island is the home of many outstanding craftsmen and artists who produce some of the world's finest duck decoys and paintings of natures wildfowl and Chincoteague Ponies.
The serene fishing village, 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide and abounding with history and natural charm, welcomes you to explore its unique island heritage. Assateague Island National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge offers miles of undeveloped beaches, marshes and forests stretching from Virginia to Maryland.
During the summer months, enjoy the trolley service around the island or free fishing from the Memorial Park Pier.
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