Welcome to beautiful Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Chincoteague Island is located on Virginia's Eastern Shore and is the only resort island in Virginia. To us, it is pure paradise! Chincoteague Island is one of several barrier islands in this part of Virginia, the largest being Assateague Island. The Island is 7 miles long and Assateague is 37 miles long. The "Wild Ponies" and children's book "Misty of Chincoteague" are what Chincoteague Island is best known for. Dolphins and other marine creatures inhabit Chincoteague's tranquil waters and here you'll find an abundance of migratory birds throughout the year. If you love fishing, clamming, dolphin watching, hiking, or just taking in sunsets, this is the place for you! You won't believe how much there is to do here on C.I.!

Chincoteague Island offers you the best access to the undeveloped beaches of Assateague Island and miles of protected waterways to explore. One of the best ways to see the inaccessible part of this region is via Assateague Explorer Cruise. A nature lover and photographer's paradise, the beauty of Virginia's Chincoteague is unparalleled.

"Chincoteague is overrun by feral, swimming ponies. And it's a wondrous thing to behold." - Newsweek Magazine

Chincoteague Island Swimming PoniesWhat is Pony Penning?

A very popular family vacation destination, Chincoteague Island has been voted America's Happiest Seaside Town, and one of America's Best Little Beach Towns. The Island has something to offer for every visitor.  In season, enjoy swimming, shelling, exploring - and don't forget the Annual Pony Penning the last week of July each year! Off-season, there is everything from Oyster Festivals to Wine Festivals for the foodies. The peace and serenity on Chincoteague are hard to describe, but you will be a different person when you leave our little slice of heaven. 

Call us today to start planning your Chincoteague Island adventure. Wild ponies, breathtaking sunsets, sweet-salty oysters, warm, welcoming people and the perfect Chincoteague vacation rental are waiting for you! Begin your search for paradise right here and let us show you the Seaside Vacations' difference.