5 Reasons to visit the Eastern Shore this Spring….

Puppy on a Boat

Vacation at Chincoteague Island and Ocean City This Spring

Ahhh, Spring is in the air – the Daffodils are in full bloom, the Flounder are biting, and the air is fresh and inviting. And y’all, it has been a loooong Winter – am I right?! It’s time to put those snow boots away and get outdoors! But what to do? Where to go?

Two words – the Beach! Did you know that both Chincoteague Island and Ocean City, Maryland are less than 5 hours away from 30% of our Nation’s population?! It’s easier than ever to grab the kids, hop in the car, and just escape for a few days! But why here, and why now, you ask?

1. The Peaceful Season – 

Spring is a time to relax & rejuvenate – Live Island Life like a Local and enjoy sharing our little slice of heaven with fewer people. No waiting to be seated for dinner at your favorite seafood restaurant, and no lines for mini golf. Just time to reconnect with those who matter most! Hike to the Lighthouse, take in Sunsets together, tell stories around the fire pit – make memories.

Cross at sunset on Chincoteague Island

2. Treasures are everywhere – 

Nor’easters are fabulous for Shellcombers, and Winter certainly gives us our share of them! Cooler temps and fewer crowds on the Beach make long sunrise beach walks so relaxing, and you’re sure to come home with some shells for your collection. Whelk Shells, in particular, wash up frequently during the off-season.

Puppy on a boat in Chincoteague Island

3. Spring Events – 

Some of our favorites happen this time of year – and after missing several years thanks to covid, we are READY! Ocean City hosts Springfest the first week of May – you don’t want to miss this free 4 day Festival featuring vendors from all over the country, Live Music, and fabulous food. And down here in Chincoteague, we couldn’t be more stoked for our 52 Annual Seafood Festival! The theme this year, aptly named, is “Long Time No Sea” ~ join us for Live Music, and everything you love about our famous Chincoteague Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, and more. We’re thrilled to be the Premiere Sponsor of the Chincoteague Island Tradition!

Chincoteague Sea Festival

4. Ponies, Ponies, everywhere – 

The flowers aren’t the only things in full bloom in the Spring. Our famous Chincoteague Pony sightings are more frequent this time of year, as they also love fewer crowds! And there’s nothing like seeing the first new Foals of the season! If you’ve never been here for the Spring Round Up, add it to your list! The Eastern Shore’s Wild Ponies can be seen on both the VA side of Assateague, and the MD side! Different herds, and a different pony experience in both locations – or, even better, you can visit BOTH while you’re here! Chincoteague Island & Ocean City are only an hour apart, so why not visit both while in town!?

Wild Pony Foal on Chincoteague Island

5. Deals, Deals, and more Deals – 

Love a bargain? Then Spring is the time for you! Off Season specials are still to be had in our Vacation Rentals, as a matter of fact, we’ll give you 10% Off any 3+ night stay until May 19th by using Code Spring22! And, some of our favorite Restaurants have amazing off-season specials – Steamer’s Half Priced Apps on Wednesdays makes Hump Day that much sweeter.

Spring has sprung, and we can’t wait to see y’all! Need help planning your next adventure? Tap into our Local Knowledge – that’s what we’re here for! Give us a call @ 757.336.7070 or start exploring our rentals online, and get ready to have some fun! “Remember, Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” ~ Robin Williams