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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.

Upcoming Events

Sep 27: Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market

Sep 29: Chincoteague Storytelling Guild

Sep 30: Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market

Oct 7: Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market

Oct 7: Chincoteague Oyster Festival

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Upcoming Rocket Launches

Mission: Northrop Grumman CRS-19
Vehicle: Antares
Date: August 1, 2023
Time: 8:30 p.m. EDT

Mission: RockSatX
Vehicle: Terrier-Improved Malemute
Date: August 15, 2023
Time: 6-10 a.m. EDT

Mission: RockOn
Vehicle: Terrier-Improved Orion
Date: August 15, 2023
Time: 6-10 a.m. EDT

Wallops Launch Schedule
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Boat Tours

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Kayak Tours

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B and B's

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Vacation Rental Homes

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3335 Main Street
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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