Chincoteague Island is Virginia’s only Island Resort, attracting more than 1.4 million visitors each year, located at the southern end of the Delmarva Peninsula on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, is world famous for its oyster beds, clam shoals, birding adventures and wild ponies.
The quaint town of Chincoteague, once a fishing village now offering world class accommodations, bed and breakfast inns, campgrounds, an abundance of seafood restaurants, and family recreational activities has retained its original charm.
Visitors have many opportunities to explore the island by hiking trails, bike paths, guided wildlife tours and scenic cruises. Children love the Chincoteague Pony Center which offers riding lessons, pony rides and day camps. Another favorite island activity is boating, sailing and water skiing with several public boat ramps and places to rent boats by the hour or day. The Island has a bowling alley, a movie theater, and several museums offering fun activities even on rainy days.
The Assateague Island National Seashore Park Service offers bus tours and a variety of ranger-guided programs visitors of all ages can enjoy. The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge has trails passing through forested areas and a lookout for viewing the wild ponies.
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