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Chincoteague Island, VA

Information to help you maximize your Chincoteague Island vacation!

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 and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, 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 transform Chincoteague Island from a tiny fishing village into a world-class tourist destination.

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Upcoming Events

Jun 21 - Jun 24: Summer Splash

Jun 24: Summer Movie Night at Island Theatre

Jun 25: Story Swap

Jun 25: 95th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Carnival

Jun 26: Farmers & Artisans Market

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Upcoming Launches

Date: May 7, 2021
Type: Sounding Rocket
Vehicle: Black Brant XII
Time: night launch

Date: May 26, 2021
Type: Sounding Rocket
Vehicle: Terrier-Improved Malemute
Time: night launch

Date: June 24, 2021
Type: Sounding Rocket
Vehicle: Terrier-Improved Orion
Time: morning launch

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Recent Blog Articles

Chincoteague Seafood Festival
Campfires on the Beach
Climbing to the Top of the Assateague Lighthouse
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Area Info

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3335 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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