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Dove winds is only a short distance from the entrance to Assateague Island, home of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and the Assateague Island National Seashore.
Assateague is home to the famous Chincoteague ponies, and over 300 species of birds have been spotted on the island.
The National Seashore includes thirty-seven miles of beautiful beaches for you to explore and enjoy. During the summer, lifeguards oversee a section of the beach near the bathhouses and visitor center. Changing stalls, toilet facilities, rinse-off showers, and drinking water are available at the bathhouse. Outside the lifeguard protected area, you can enjoy surf fishing and even surfing (boards of all sizes are available for rent on Chincoteague).
Daisey's Island Cruises will allow you to experience Chincoteague and Assateague Islands in a way that is simply not possible on land. Their tours feature close-up views of the world-famous ponies, dolphins, an abundant bird population, and beautiful sunsets.... all from their exceptionally comfortable pontoon boats. They will take you to where the famous Chincoteague Ponies live! They cruise all the best areas of Assateague Island for pony viewing, including rarely accessed areas to the north where many of the ponies live, maximizing your potential to encounter the wild ponies close up! Your Captain will fill you in on all the local knowledge as you explore the remote backbays and expansive coastline of Assateague Island. This is a must do activity for your Chincoteague vacation. Click here for their web site.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia's only resort island, is perhaps the most beautiful island on Virginia's Eastern Shore.
This serene fishing village, seven miles long and one and one-half miles wide, abounds with history and natural charm and welcomes you to explore its unique island heritage.
Chincoteague Island provides services to suit every need and taste. Shop at the local grocery, drug, merchandise, or hardware store; explore the specialty shops en route to a dining experience. There is even a medical center right on the island for those away from home.
The island is the home of many outstanding craftsmen and artists who produce some of the world's finest hand-carved duck decoys and reproductions of nature's soaring wildfowl.