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.
This entire island induces a sense of calm within me when I’m here. It’s something I really cannot explain. It’s a feeling that cannot be bought or sold. Almost like if you step back, breathe deeply and open your heart, you can feel this island embrace you. It is a wonderful feeling and part of that magic are the people here. They are such an intricate part of that welcoming. It is no wonder that so many are saddened to leave. – Steven Turchin
Coastal Living Magazine named Chincoteague #1 ‘Happiest Seaside Town in America’ – 2014
Budget Travel named Chincoteague Island #2 in ‘100 Coolest Small Towns in America’ - 2015
Southern Living Magazine named Chincoteague Island #5 in ‘South’s Best Top 10 Islands’ - 2017
Chincoteague is the perfect destination for families who adore nature, relish relaxation, and appreciate a sense of community. As an historic gem of the Eastern Shore, Chincoteague provides outlets for everyone, from sportsmen and sunbathers to fun-seekers and foodies.
- Michael C. Upton, travel writer and longtime Chincoteague visitor
The Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6pm on Saturday, December 3. We look forward to a night celebrating "Christmas in Toyland." on Main Street, Chincoteague!
Parade lineup is now available!