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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, 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 transition Chincoteague Island from a small fishing village into a world-class tourist destination.
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March 15: In Search of Shamrocks
March 22: Chincoteague Center Indoor Yard Sale
April 18 & 19: Easter Decoy & Art Festival
April 19: 3rd Annual Bay to Bay 10K/5K Run
May 3: Chincoteague Seafood Festival
May 10: 20th Annual International Migratory Bird Celebration
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Next Wallops Rocket Launch:
Mission: NASA SubTec-6
Launch Vehicle: Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket
Target Date: Late April, daytime
Chincoteague News & Articles:
Chincoteague named 2nd Best Island in the US by TripAdvisor
An update on the 2013 Buyback Ponies
A new fishing pier is coming to the Chincoteague Downtown area
Sidewalk construction is underway, Misty's hoofprints are safe
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