"The subject of many book reports and fantasies." Assateague Island by jennifermueller

Assateague Island Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 47 photos

Assateague Island, VA

Imagine a pre-teen boy and girl use their allowance to buy wild pony. It's nearly every kid's fantasy and the subject of Marguerite Henry's novel of "Misty of Chincoteague".

Of Course, Assateague Island is much more than that. The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to explore beaches, dunes, marshes and forests by foot or by bike.

Chincoteague Island, VA

Chincoteague Island, the site of the annual pony swim, is very developed with stores, hotels, restaurants, bike rental places, mini-golf and some commercial campgrounds.

There are several outfits that offer pony watching tours by boat where you can get much closer to the horses than we did.

Assateague National Seashore

See my Assateague Island, MD page for more details about the "not to be missed" northern part of the island where you can camp right by the ocean.

  • Last visit to Assateague Island: Apr 2001
  • Intro Updated Feb 23, 2004
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