Chincoteague Island

Refuge Inn Chincoteague Virginia

The Refuge Inn: Family-friendly lodging on Chincoteague Island

I don’t know what kind of images the words “beach motel” conjure up in your mind, but they make me thinking of sandy floors, beige bedspreads, and freeze-dried coffee - certainly not lush landscaping, hot breakfasts, pet ponies, and helpful service – …

Chincoteague Island oyster

Family dining on Chincoteague Island

Let me start by saying that the very best thing I ate on Chincoteague was not served to me in a restaurant – in fact it was not even cooked. Please click on photos for full size versions. I had never before eaten a famous Chincoteague salt …

Great blue herons are common in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Visiting Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge with kids

The first thing you notice when you start to cross the bridge that connects Chincoteague Island with Assateague Island is the light on the salt marsh and channel beneath it. On a sunny day it feels as if the entire earth is being reflected back into …

Digging for clams in Chincoteague's bay

Top 5 things to do in Chincoteague with kids – besides the beach

Chincoteague, Virginia is one of the most beautiful beach towns in the United States. It is located on the eastern edge of Virginia’s Eastern Shore region, a low-lying peninsula in the northern part of the state that is surrounded on one side by the …