Chincoteague Island Virginia

Vacationers visiting Chincoteague Island for the first time find a range of activities to choose from. Chincoteague is a small, friendly, deep rooted island community.

Located within a bike ride is Assateague Island, which is occupied by Assateague National Sea Shore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

Among the many recreational options visitors have are shopping, swimming, sunbathing, fishing, clamming, bird watching, nature cruises, biking, hiking, boating, kayaking, miniature golf, Chincoteague ponies, the pony swim, fireman's carnival, Chincoteague decoy and art show, Chincoteague Center's arts and crafts show and more.

The island is known for it's quaint shops and art galleries. Chincoteague area wildlife artists display art such as decoys and other bird carvings, paintings, photographs and sculptured wildlife pieces.

Other artists capture the spectacular sunrises, beach settings, fishing community and island life on canvas, by photograghy or in their own unique style.

In addition to art, shops display souvenirs, desserts, ice cream, wine, coffee, clothing, and outdoor equipment.

Chincoteague Island art and gifts are featured at our Outdoors USA store.

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