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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Assateague/Chincoteague, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
757-336-6122
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks, Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Traveler Description: Chincoteague NWR, is a hidden gem that is getting more and more known.  It is almost the only natural beach left on the coast of Virginia.  There in... more »
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Pennsylvania
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142 reviews 142 reviews
44 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Been coming here for 30 years and it has changed over the years. Beach is eroding away and where have the animals gone? Knew the horses had been fenced in but didn't see any deer or squirrels all week. Plenty of birds but it seemed barren. On the plus side, the new visitor center was a gem.

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the refuge. It is easily accessible. Beautiful. nice paths. Short walk to light house. Will go back and spend moretime.

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Philadelphia, Pa.
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This has to be one of the best parks in the country. Assateaque Island borders the Atlantic Ocean and Chincoteaque Bay and is famous for the wild ponies that live on the island. The maritime forest is magical. The ocean, bay and salt marsh are teeming with wildlife. Off in the distance is the red and white striped lighthouse that... More

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Wild horses are a must see and if u have a 4wheel drive we highly recommend the Over Sand Pass on Assateague Island.

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Clifton, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Quiet low traffic and easily accessible from the city. The beach is clean and, when we visited, uncrowded.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

take your bikes , ride the trails , you will see poniess, sitka deer and whitetails, a birders paradise especially in the fall. the beaches are clean with dark blue water . ample parking all around. don't hurry thru. it is just to prestine to rush.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Chincoteague and Assateague are beautiful wildlife refuges for the famous ponies. The story is wonderful and interesting. Loved seeing them grazing by the water.

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glen allen, va
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

i enjoy walking the trails looking for wildlife around every corner. the beach is beautiful. no buildings, boardwalks, tourist traps. just the sand and the surf.

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful park and a great day activity for the whole family. The park ranger at the gate was most helpful and easily talked us into the National Park, America The Beautiful, senior lifetime pass for just $10. Upon entering the Refuge we noticed lots of cars stopped on the causway shoulder. We were lucky enough to get... More

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The History, The wild ponies, Assateague Lighthouse, the birds, just breathtaking. Very well maintained, not a scrap of trash anywhere!

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