Plan Your Chincoteague Island Vacation Here
Information to help you maximize your Chincoteague Island experience!
Are you ready for a change from the big city beach resorts? In Chincoteague there are no high rises, board walks, or traffic jams.
Chincoteague Island is a serene, yet fun filled, tourist destination. Chincoteague Island is Virginia's only resort Island. Located on
Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Chincoteague is within easy reach from all major cities on the mid-Atlantic seaboard. Chincoteague is the gateway to the Virginia portion of
Assateague Island, home of the famous Chincoteague Wild Ponies. Chincoteague offers a relaxed atmosphere and the beauty of unspoiled nature.
From relaxing on the beach to viewing a spectacular sunset over the Chincoteague Bay, there is never a shortage of
things to do in Chincoteague. We hope that you will fall in love with our Island, the way so many others already have.
Chincoteague Island gained national fame in 1961 when Twentieth Century Fox premiered the movie Misty of Chincoteague. The movie was based on author Marguerite Henry's
award-winning children's book Misty of Chincoteague, which she wrote in 1947 while staying at Miss Molly's Inn on Chincoteague Island. The book and movie helped
to forever transition Chincoteague Island from a small fishing village into a world-class tourist destination.
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This Week on Island Time
- A weekly guide to what's happening on Chincoteague Island.
Live Web Cams:
Robert Reed Waterfront Park
Daisey's Dockside on the Bay
Chincoteague Pony Center
Plan Your Chincoteague Vacation:
Places To Stay
Places To Eat
Places To Shop
Things To Do
2017 Pony Swim Guide
Interactive Chincoteague Map
Upcoming Chincoteague Events:
Jan 20: Steamed Shrimp & Clams Dinner
Jan 20: 2017 Classic Film Series
Jan 21: Island Coffeehouse
Jan 21: STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series: Solar Viewing
Jan 21: Cub Scout STEM Day
Full Event Calendar
Upcoming Rocket Launches:
Name: Sounding rocket tech development
Date: April 13 - 27, 2017
Recent Blog Posts:
Spring and Fall Pony Round-ups
Chincoteague Island made Money Magazine's list of "12 Great Places to Go In 2017 - and How to Do Them on a Budget"
Spring Break & Summer Camps are now open for 2017 at Chincoteague Bay Field Station.
Post Office Hours
CNWR Bird Sightings
Local Events Calendar
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