Chincoteague Island off the coast of Virginia is a quiet, serene, and pleasant island...in the winter and fall. It is a huge tourist haven in the spring and summer crawling with screaming childern, crying babies, and adults who are daring to escape it all. We visitied this island in the quiet season. Driving down Maddox Road, the one main street, you will find it adorned with restaurants, souvenir shops, fun activities like mini-golfing, and beach spots for last minute items to hit the water. Two of my favorite places on this island are Captain Zach's (a banging seafood joint) and the Island Creamery (homemade ice cream to die for).
Chincoteague island is neighbors to Assateague Island, which is a National Wildlife Refuge and is famous for many reasons, including its large stock of migratory birds that come and visit each year among a host of other wildlife. But it is not more famous for anything than it's beloved Misty of Chincoteague. The island is riddled with live wild ponies. A Fox film was created in 1961 to showcase one pony in particular from Chincoteague named Misty. I won't go into details because...well...I've never seen the movie. But you don't need to see it to enjoy the pleasantries of this place. If you go however, don't be alarmed by the plastic ponies hanging in every window on the island, the actual stuffed Misty in the Chincoteague Museum and the live ponies that you mind find grazing the land.
This place is great for photography and videography. Whether you enjoy wildife or prefer the ocean breeze, this natural habitat is full of photo ops all around. Check out some art we captured below.
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