A Nature Lover’s Playground

Magnificent sunsets, delectable cuisine, world-famous wild ponies, pristine beaches, and exhilarating views of rocket launches await you in the “Beautiful Land Across the Water”

As you cross the causeway to our secluded little paradise island, it’s easy to see why artists are so at home here. The vibrant colors of every season and unique sounds of over 300 species of birds and waterfowl in the wetlands usher you into our peaceful village where you find yourself slowing to a quieter pace… you’re on island time now! Southern hospitality awaits in a land miles away from ordinary.

World renowned for our ninety-two year history of the wild pony roundup, swim and auction, we are also widely known for our pristine beaches, miles of nature trails and waterways to explore by kayak or chartered cruise, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, fishing, crabbing, and even rocket launches. Climb the 175 steps of the Assateague Lighthouse to get a panoramic view from the Atlantic Ocean to Virginia’s only resort island!

Chincoteague Island has always been a nature-lover’s playground. We are fast becoming a foodie haven for our delectable oysters, clams, and other fresh-from-the-sea wonders! Partake in island events throughout the year including a spring Seafood Festival and award-winning fall Oyster Festival
showcasing our coastal cuisine. The Easter Decoy & Art Festival features local decoy carvers and artisans depicting our rich watermen heritage.

Experience history, legend, and natural beauty in our serene fishing village located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Your Chincoteague Island escape begins at VisitCIVA.com.