Chincoteague Things to Do

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    Pristine Beach

    by jelw Updated Aug 13, 2005

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    surfs up!

    The ocean is inviting in this unspoiled area. It is so rare on the Mid-Atlantic coast to find such an unaltered beauty. Relax, respect and enjoy the beach. Go for a walk or a swim, read a book, search the marshes, just take your refuse with you when you go.

    To see more of the Eastern Shore visit some of my other pages...

    Chincoteague & Island of wild ponies
    Onancock
    Little city by the sea, Wachapreague
    Machipongo
    Eastville
    Cape Charles

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    Chincoteague Wild Pony Center

    by jelw Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    Beebe farm, pony center

    Located near "Misty of Chincoteagues" home at Beebe farm this center a bit of a museum and Park. You can get up close and personal with some (no longer wild) ponies. See and learn the history of these famed horses and this little Island.

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    Waves and Sandcrabs galore!

    by jelw Written Jul 1, 2005

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    Fun at Chincoteague, VA

    There is a simple joy in watching the smiles of the childeren as they play in the surf and on the sand.
    A better idea however is to get a bit sandy yourself and join in the fun. Dig for sandcrabs, build a sandcastle, ride a wave.

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    Surf -n-Skate Dude

    by jelw Written Apr 9, 2005

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    Bob's Surf shop

    There is much to do on Chincoteague if you enjoy the outdoors.
    Rent a bike, a kayak, a skateboard, bogey board or best of all a surf board.
    There are various shops and rental businesses around the Island. The one pictured here is next to an arcade. Great place to stop for the young ones or the young at heart.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Surfing

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    No Boardwalks Here!

    by jelw Written Nov 10, 2004

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    The sand of the beach and dune are full of treasur

    Beautiful natural beaches reach as far as the eye can see. Sitting, sunning and swimming are the most common activities.
    Take a hike on this Island though and you will find so much more. Hermit crabs and pipping plover scamper at the seas edge. The wild ponies grazing on the salt hay. Herons and egrets nesting in the tree tops. For any wannabe naturalist your journey has just begun...

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    Unspoiled Habitat on the East Coast

    by jelw Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Marsh- a marine biologist dream

    The Assateague Wildlife Refuge is a natural habitat primarily for the wild ponies of Chincoteague. This Island is also a marine biologists dream. Schools from all over the United States bring the children here to expose them to the unspoiled marsh, bayside and seaside beaches.

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    Chincoteague Pony Center

    by tpangelinan Updated Nov 1, 2003

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    Chincoteague Ponies

    There are two large herds of wild ponies on Assateague Island sepparated by a fence between Maryland and Virginia. The ponies are wild mustangs that are stunted in size. According to local legend the ponies came here when a Spanish galleon with wild mustangs as cargo sunk off the coast and the surviving horses swam ashore and were the ancestors of the herds there today. Go to there website for more interesting information. These ponies are wild so please do not try to get to close or feed them!

    PONY RIDES
    Monday - Saturday 9am - 1pm and 3:30 - 6pm

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    Refuge Waterfowl Museum

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 6, 2003

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    Refuge Waterfowl Museum

    8000 sq ft of decoys,antique boats,traps, carvings and Atlantic flyway waterfowling history. This museum opened in 1978 and has all lot of local craftsmans work and art!
    It may look like horns on the outside of the museum but it all driftwood and giant boat anchors.
    Hours: 10am to 5 pm (Days vary seasonally)

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    Go catch a sunset!

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 5, 2003

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    Sunset, go find one!

    We got there in plenty of time to catch the sun set on the bay. There are lots of docks, piers, just so many photo ops here. I lucked into this photo op at the restaurant on the bay, great view it was!

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    Assateague Island National...

    by Easty Written Oct 5, 2002

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    Assateague Island National Refuge
    This offers the tourist to see wild ponies in their natural habitat. The refuge has a tram car that takes people into the swamps. Here you can see many type of birds, deer, wild ponies, and other type of animals. Very interesting.

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    The modem Pony Penning began...

    by OnMyOwnPath Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    The modem Pony Penning began in 1924 as an effort to raise money for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company and is still held on the last Wednesday and Thursday of July.
    The Virginia herd, rounded up by the Chincoteague 'saltwater cowboys', swims across the channel (at slack tide..pay attention as the time is uncertain until pretty much the time of the event) to Chincoteague on Wednesday in front of thousands of cheering spectators. The swim takes about 5 - 10 minutes. Most of the foals are auctioned off on Thursday and the remaining horses swim back to Assateague on Friday.

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    Oyster & Maritime Museum

    by grandmaR Written Sep 19, 2011

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    Museum (closed off season)

    We have not been here as it was closed when we visited in February. The museum has the original fresnel lens from the Assateague Island Lighthouse. (Fresnel is pronounced Fre-nell - the S is silent)

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Museum Visits

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    Misty's Hoofprints

    by tayloretc Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Those pony girls who make the pilgrimage to the place where it all happened have to stop by the one movie theatre in town. Out front are Misty's hoof prints, there for posterity in cement.

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    Assateague Island Beach

    by Easty Written Oct 5, 2002

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    The Assateague Island Beach is beautiful. There are no high rises, no boardwalk, or no commercialism what so ever. It is just where nature meets the ocean. This was a well maintained beach.

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