Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce 757-336-6161
Chincoteague Town Office 757-336-6519
Chincoteague Police Department 757-336-3155
Chincoteague Library 757-336-3460
Chincoteague Island Vacations Fishing
Chincoteague is known for some of the best fishing on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The rich fishing areas around Chincoteague and Assateague Islands are frequented by both salt and freshwater fish from hammerhead sharks and marlin to trout and black drum.
Local Artists of Chincoteague
The town of Chincoteague is loaded with art galleries and shops featuring the work of local artists, crafts and carvers. Visitors can find original artwork that capture Chincoteague wildlife and nature.
The most famous event on Chincoteague Island is Pony Penning Days held on the last Wednesday and Thursday in July. This yearly event has drawn visitors from all over the world since 1925 who come to see the ponies swim across the channel and rounded up for auction.
Chincoteague and Assateague Islands offer more outdoor activities than any other spot on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. From birding, biking, hiking and boating there are always fun activities the whole family can enjoy.
Ecotourists visit this area to explore the many miles of unspoiled waterways, and trails through the woodlands. Located on the Atlantic Flyway the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge attracts hundreds of species of migrating birds and waterfowl that stay year round.