only resort Island. Located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Chincoteague is within easy reach from all major cities on the mid-Atlantic seaboard. There are wide variety of accommodations in Chincoteague Island, including luxury waterfront condo rentals, secluded cottages, private vacation rental suites and vacation rental homes
. As the island is only about seven miles long and three miles wide, all accommodation is within close proximity to the water.
Chincoteague Island is one of several barrier islands in this part of Virginia, the largest being Assateague Island. Chincoteague is the gateway to Assateague Island, home of the famous Chincoteague Wild Ponies
. Chincoteague offers a relaxed atmosphere, undeveloped beaches of Assateague Island, and miles of protected waterways to explore.
A nature lover and photographer's paradise, Chincoteague is a great place to visit. The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
and Assateague Island National Seashore
provide many forms of recreation. Dolphins and other marine creatures inhabit Chincoteague's tranquil waters and here you'll find an abundance of migratory birds throughout the year. Enjoy bird watching, nature cruises, biking, hiking, kayaking, swimming and more.
Chincoteague is a small island and a great place to take off with a bike or on foot
. Everything is close and has the perfect blend of small town and wilderness. Biking on Assateague Island offers many views of nature that you will not find elsewhere. There are 15 miles of trails that wind through the marshes and forests, including a path to the Assateague Lighthouse.
Boating is one of the more enjoyable pastimes on Chincoteague. If your interests are fishing, water-skiing, or just wanting to sit back, relax, and enjoy the water, you can bring your own boat to the island or rent one. Guided scenic boat tours are also available.
With the Atlantic Ocean at Chincoteague's back door, seafood abounds in the local fare. Chincoteague Island has long been renowned for its fresh, local seafood
. You can't get it any fresher! Great tasting oysters and clams are legendary. Crabbing and clamming are favorite pastimes for both the local residents and visitors alike.
Chincoteague Island is a popular vacation destination with a tremendous variety of vacation rentals. Vacationers can choose from luxury oceanfront accommodation and modern condo rentals to affordable beach cottage vacation rentals. Accommodations are available oceanfront, ocean-view, or in the old town
, and lodging and vacation rentals are within a short drive to all that this charming little island has to offer.