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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News and Events Guide:
Live Web Cams:
Robert Reed Waterfront Park
Daisey's Dockside on the Bay
Plan Your Chincoteague Vacation:
Places To Stay
Places To Eat
Places To Shop
Things To Do
2017 Pony Swim Guide
Chincoteague Travel Blog
Interactive Chincoteague Map
Upcoming Chincoteague Events:
Mar 5 - Mar 26: Chincoteague Community Art Show
Mar 23: Tales 4 Tots
Mar 24 - Mar 26: Heritage Days
Mar 24: 2017 Classic Film Series
Mar 25: The GLOBE Observer Citizen Science App: Clouds
Full Event Calendar
Upcoming Rocket Launches:
Date: No earlier than May 2, 2017
Time: 4 a.m. EDT
Recent Blog Posts:
My Chincoteague Island History Tour aboard the Pony Express Trolley
My overnight stay at the Marina Bay Hotel & Suites
The 'Refuge Trek' bus tour, a great way to see the North side of Assateague
Spring and Fall Pony Round-ups
Chincoteague In The News:
16 Things We Love About Chincoteague Island
Post Office Hours
CNWR Bird Sightings
Local Events Calendar
Where is Chincoteague?
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