SEA ADVENTURE: Recently purchased, lots of updates, new carpet, new mattresses, 2 miles from Assateague Island and 5 miles from beach front fun. This home, right out your front door, has the coolest waterfront park ever!!! Chincoteague Veteran's Memorial Park, for the recreation of residents and visitors. The park has a tennis court, basketball court, playground equipment, fishing/crabbing pier, ball field, boat ramp, skate park, pavilion and restrooms. The pavilion may be reserved for groups through a permit issued by the Town for approval. It is recommended that you contact the Town Office to check availability at (757)336-6519. There is no fee for reserving the pavilion. The Town of Chincoteague purchases a fishing license for the Veteran's Memorial Park fishing pier, so an individual license is not required.This is also a great place for weddings, family reunions, any gathering because we have 2 homes right next to each other, in a great location. To rent both homes please inquire for availability. This home offers open spaces, a cozy, clean and comfortable place to stay along with amazing adventures for everyone to explore. It is furnished with many necessities so you can rest, relax and enjoy, coolers, beach chairs, grill, beach toys, storage under front deck to store kayaks, surf boards etc... 1 queen bed in downstairs bedroom and 2 twins in each of the upstairs bedrooms. 1 portable children's beds, up-to 80 lbs. and full size sleeper sofa. Fully equipped kitchen with all cooking and eating utensils, dishes, pots and pans and cleaning supplies, full size top elec. range w/oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, full size washer/dryer, 2 TV's, 1 in living room w/ Sony steaming and one upstairs for dvd watching, All bedding, towels, wash cloths, everything thing provided to enjoy your vacation. This and all your vacation wants and needs central to to everything Chincoteague Island and Assateague Wildlife Refuge has to offer. Nasa is a must visit also. ACCESS THE HOSPITALITY MANAGER once you have booked, to guide you so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.
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Scroll down for a wealth of information, maps, local favorites. While much of the beach towns of the eastern shore have changed quite a bit over the last 40 years, so much of what makes Chincoteague unique and special-- the wildlife refuge for bird and pony-watching, the quiet peacefulness, the 'fishermen's-town' feel of Chincoteague, remain the same.
This oyster-and-crab-rich island is also home to the famous Chincoteague ponies. While saltwater cowboys have been driving wild horses across the channel for auction since 1925, it was the children's book Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry that put the event, and this quiet little fishing town, on the map in 1947. Today, tourism has replaced fishing as the primary industry in Chincoteague—more than 30,000 visitors pack the town on the last Wednesday and Thursday of July for the pony swim. Some of the best fun here is out on the water.
As you approach Chincoteague Island along Route 175, explore NASA Wallops Flight facility with its full scale rockets, displays and hands-on activities. The world renowned Pony Round Up and Swim last Wednesday and Thursday of July brings a large influx of visitors to the Island. The Saltwater Cowboys guide the ponies on Monday July 28 along the beach from the North to the South corral where they will rest for a day. The ponies swim the Assateague channel at low tide to the Chincoteague Memorial Park, Wednesday July 30th. The yearlings and younger ones are auctioned by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, July 31st. The remaining ponies swim back to Assateague, August 1st. Enjoy: The Volunteer Fireman's Carnival, Blueberry, Seafood, Oyster, and Easter Decoy and Arts Festivals, The Annual Chili and Chowder cook-off. Visit the Herbert H. Bateman Center, Museum of Chincoteague Island, Beebe Ranch, home of 'Misty', and Assateague Lighthouse. Go on the Wildlife Refuge Tour. Ride the Chincoteague Island Trolley.
Besides the National Seashore & Wildlife Refuge, we have lots of Events and Activities: There are 3 pony round-ups each year -- spring and fall Round-ups are less crowded and fun to watch, but the only Round-up where the ponies swim is in July. Explore the channels and nature preserve of Assateague Island. Chincoteague Island boasts a quaint town with lots to do, great seafood, art galleries, gift shops, old-fashioned ice cream shops (try Island Creamery...) and vintage movie theater. Boating, Biking, Fishing, Crabbing, Surfing, Miniature Golf or…Just lay on the golden sand!
Enjoy pristine Assateague Beach minutes away. (Conde Nast Traveler’s 20 best beaches in America!) Because Assateague Beach is a National Park, it is beautiful, clean and a true beach! No buildings or development allowed. The ocean swimming, wave jumping and play are wonderful. Assateague Island offers beach, fun and waves. The surfing breaks on Assateague Island are mostly sand bars. The surf here gets really good when there is any type of weather disturbance in the Atlantic Ocean generating swell. On really good swells local surfers will sometimes venture, by boat, to some really good breaks on the nearby barrier islands.
The Chincoteague Cultural Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes art, creativity and culture on Chincoteague Island and Delmarva’s Eastern Shore. We are an all-volunteer group of artists, musicians, shop/gallery owners, and enthusiasts working together to offer a broad range of fun events each year. Our program calendar includes concerts, theatre, gallery tours, art shows, art & music classes, farmers markets, festivals and more.
Outdoor Parks: Chincoteague Island offers several beautiful parks for the enjoyment of its residents and visitors. We highly recommend taking advantage of these well maintained spaces while you're on vacation.