ocean east banner fairfield inn banner hampton inn banner comfort suites banner
chincoteague logo

Chincoteague Island, VA

Information to help you maximize your Chincoteague Island vacation!

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 and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, 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 transform Chincoteague Island from a tiny fishing village into a world-class tourist destination.

chincoteague ponies pic

Upcoming Events

Sep 30: Fall Roundup of Chincoteague Ponies

Sep 30: Friday Night at the Movies

Oct 1: Fall Roundup of Chincoteague Ponies

Oct 1: Chincoteague Farmers & Artisans Market

Oct 2: Free Movies at Island Theatre

View All Upcoming Events

Web Cams

Robert Reed Park Webcam
Hampton Inn Webcam
Daisey's Dockside Webcam


Where Is Chincoteague?

Upcoming Launches

Mission: RockOn!
Type: Sub-Orbital
Vehicle: Sounding Rocket
Date: June 2020
Time: TBD

Viewing Rocket Launches

Recent Blog Articles

Chincoteague's New Dog Park
Viewing Rocket Launches
Climbing to the Top of the Assateague Lighthouse
View All Blog Articles

Photos & Video

Chincoteague Photos & Video

Featured Businesses

daisey's cruises banner osprey nest banner historic main street merchants banner snug harbor banner Assateague Explorer banner Maui Jacks banner

Real Estate

eastern shore properties banner ocean east banner koa banner

B and B's

miss molly's inn banner island manor house banner garden and sea inn banner


dovewinds banner marina bay banner sea shell motel banner waterside inn banner best western banner island resort banner fairfield inn banner refuge inn banner holiday cottages banner anchor inn banner chincoteague inn banner

Vacation Rental Homes

deep hole creek waterfront rental banner moorings north rental home banner baywatch banner grey heron banner captains quarters banner eagle's view banner

Vacation Rental Companies

eastern shore retreats banner harbor rentals banner island getaways banner chincoteague resort realty banner seaside vacation retreats banner


daiseys cruises banner captain dan's cruises banner barnacle bills banner assateague explorer banner Tangier Island Cruises bike depot banner fish tales banner captain steves banner delmarva discovery center banner assateague tours banner
small chincoteague logo

3335 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Advertise With Us!