On Chincoteague Island you’ll find fascinating shops featuring unusual gifts and the work of Island artists and decoy carvers. Waterfront and specialty restaurants offer seafood and a variety of treats to please your palate. Rent a boat and fish for flounder or rock fish, or enjoy an evening cruise around the islands on one of the many tour boats available.
Assateague Island, VA, protected by the Assateague Island National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, is the ideal place for swimming, birding, hiking, and biking.
Chincoteague Ponies are living legends straight out of a storybook—literally! These small horses have adapted to their environment over the years by eating dune and marsh grasses and drinking fresh water from ponds, so those of them that grow up in the wild have the stature of ponies rather than horses.
Located just on the other side of the Chincoteague Channel is NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, as well as a US Naval complex and offices for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.