The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce and Certified Visitor Center is happy to help plan your stay on our beautiful shores. Within these pages are the beginnings of your Chincoteague Island story. Browse the pages of our website and online visitor guide for ideas on where to stay, eat and play. We can't wait to see you! Enjoy your time making memories as the islands of Chincoteague and Assateague carry you away to new discoveries.
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Discover the Spirit of Chincoteague Island
Chincoteague Island, Virginia’s only resort island, is perhaps the most beautiful island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. World famous for its oyster beds and clam shoals, Chincoteague is the gateway to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge which is located on the Virginia side of Assateague Island. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is also home to the world famous Chincoteague Ponies and an award winning beach at Assateague Island National Seashore.
In addition to the unparalleled beauty of tranquil beaches with spectacular sunrises and sunsets, our islands offer diverse wildlife, fantastic woodlands and marshes, scenic water views and wild Chincoteague Ponies. Our mild year-round climate enables continuous enjoyment of numerous activities.
Beyond the activities, events and culture that our islands offer, the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce sponsors several events and exciting outdoor festivals throughout the year. Decoy carvers and artisans — fresh local seafood, beer and music — holiday celebrations — each event is sure to create new island memories, so come spend the day or spend the weekend and enjoy our island traditions! Photo Credit: tideandthyme.com
We hope this guide serves as the stepping stone to you creating your own Chincoteague memories. The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce & Certified Visitor Center looks forward to helping you plan your visit and sharing all our islands have to offer with you.
Whether you are a new business or an established business, let us help you grow. The chamber provides networking opportunities, seminars, workshops, resources and a support system to nurture and guide you every step of the way. Stay involved, stay connected, and stay informed…….