The smell of the sea, the sound of the gulls circling overhead, the lazy feel of a sunny afternoon on the beach. These are the wonderous things you will find as you cross the bridge to another world on Chincoteague Island.
Whether you plan to spend your days fishing, boating, exploring the richness of island living, or lying on the beach with a cool drink, Chincoteague Island is the doorway to the vacation of a lifetime.
During the day you can explore the amazing nature that Chincoteague Island is famous for. Hike to the historic Assateague Lighthouse, or catch a glimpse of the world famous wild Chincoteague ponies featured in the 1947 classic book and movie of the same name, Misty of Chincoteague. Take a stroll through the local artisan shops and galleries, where one of a kind treasures can be found. Or just spend the day relaxing on our beautiful, treasured beach.
Spend the afternoon fishing with one of the many charter services, or have some fun jetskiing, swimming and surfing. Take a scooter ride around the island, or pedal along the nature trails on Chincoteague Island Wildlife refuge and take photographs of egrets, herons and many other beautiful inhabitants of the island.
As the sun sets on a fun filled day, perhaps you'll dine on the basket of clams you just dug up, or some of Chincoteague Islands famous Salts oysters, freshly prepared. There are several local eateries designed to tempt every palate, and when you are done, a visit to the Island Creamery (voted America's best ice cream shop!) for a scoop of home made ice cream will hit the spot!
Come, relax, enjoy. You're on island time now.