The charming town of Chincoteague is found on Chincoteague Island off the shores of Virginia. It is famous for its Chincoteague ponies, as well as having beautiful beaches and peaceful surroundings. From crabbing and clamming to hiking and biking, there is a lot of fun for vacationers in Chincoteague. There are also local shops in the historic downtown area. When it comes to dining, there are lots of options to suit everyone. In particular, local and fresh seafood is always a favourite on the menu. What’s more, the Island Creamery is renowned for offering some of the best homemade ice cream in the state.
To see the famous Chincoteague ponies running wild, visit the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. For exploring Chincoteague by foot, hike the Island Nature Trail. A lot of visitors rent a bike, available across the city, to explore the town. To learn more about Chincoteague’s past, pay a visit to the Museum of Chincoteague. To visit the oldest house that is on the island, stop by the Captain Timothy Hill House. This building is on the national historic places list and lets visitors go back in time.
The summer is a popular time to visit Chincoteague.
If you are looking for something a little different from the usual big city resorts, then getting an island vacation rental on Chincoteague is a great option. Conveniently located just off the Eastern shore of Virginia, the town makes for the perfect island getaway thanks to its beautiful beaches and peaceful surroundings. You will find no high rise buildings, boardwalks or traffic jams here.
The town is home to the famous Chincoteague ponies, where two herds call the island their home. While these creatures may appear tame, they are completely wild. The best place to see these majestic animals is at the Chincoteague wildlife refuge, which is also popular for bird-watching. Every year thousands of spectators come to watch the Saltwater cowboys swim the herd from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island. Chincoteague Bay is the lagoon that lays between to two island, and is popular for a range of recreational activities such as boating and crabbing.
Take a break from the sun and spend the afternoon wandering around the historic downtown area. Enjoy the diverse range of shops, small cafes, and local galleries before heading back to your Chincoteague vacation rental.
There are a range of rental homes to choose from in the town, many of which are both family-friendly and pet-friendly. For a great stay, you could opt for a charming Chincoteague cottage, with a full kitchen and waterfront setting, or alternatively stay in romantic bed and breakfast in a quiet location away from it all. No matter what vacation home you are after, there is an option to suit every preference and budget.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Chincoteague. The hottest month in Chincoteague is May, when temperatures peak at 99 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Chincoteague is June with 6.22 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 1.85 inches of rain.
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