The small resort town of Chincoteague, VA sits on Chincoteague Island adjacent to the Barrier Island of Assateague, on Virginia's eastern shore, about an hour and a half south of Ocean City, MD.
North of town lies the vast Assateague Island National Shoreline and Assateague State Park which are home to herds of feral ponies and the historic Assateague Lighthouse. In town visitors will find the romantic atmosphere of a fishing village. Visitor attractions in town include the Chincoteague Pony Centre and Scenic boat cruises.
Hotels and motels in Chincoteague cater mainly to travelers and offer easy access to the nearby park and town services.