Take U.S. 50 East across the Bay Bridge and south to Salisbury, MD, pick up U.S. 13 South and then Route 175 east to Chincoteague Island.
A new 3/4-mile (4,035-foot) bridge has been built over Black Narrows and Lewis Creek Channel. The bridge provides motorists with better access to the Town of Chincoteague. A 729-foot connector bridge will be built linking the new bridge to Marsh Island.
The new bridge maintains a single lane of traffic in each direction, divided by a double line.
- Road Trip
- National/State Park
The Island Trolley is free transportation. operates 7 days a week from 5 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. along a route covering most of the Island. restaurants, parks, recreational areas, ice cream parlors, motels, shops, and campgrounds are within the trolly route.
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
- Historical Travel
You need a car to get to...
You need a car to get to Chincoteague itself, but once you get there, you can walk, bike, inline skate or drive through town or onto Assateague Island and to the refuge.
Anything but a car is what I would advise to get the best experience for your time there. Bikes can be rented at several places in Chincoteague, as most shops, restaurants, motels and campgrounds are clustered in one area.
The only way to get to...
The only way to get to Chincoteague is by car, over the swing bridge. No planes - no trains! This swing bridge is going to be replaced in the future which is a shame because it is unique and complements the atmosphere of this quaint island.