Plan Your Chincoteague Island Vacation Here!
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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May 7: Chincoteague Seafood Festival
May 7: Chinco De Mayo
May 7: Earth Day Festival
May 14: Migratory Bird Celebration
May 20 - 21: Saltwater Brew 'n' Que
June 24 - 25: Chincoteague Carnival
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Next Rocket Launch From
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility:
Mission: RockOn! IX
Date: June 23, 2016 Backup launch day is June 24
Time: 6 - 10 a.m.
Type: Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital
Rocket launches to the ISS from Wallops Island, VA will continue through 2024. Click here to learn more
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a new Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) that will guide management of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years. Click here to learn more
Registration for summer camps at Chincoteague Bay Field Station is open! Click here to learn more.
Chincoteague Bay Field Station is looking for families with middle school-aged students to join their Creekwatchers group! Contact Elise Trelegan firstname.lastname@example.org / 757-824-5636.
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