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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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Rochester, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The refuge is a must visit if you plan a vacation to Eastern Virginia. Hiking and biking trails (one trail even opens up to cars after 5 pm) are uncrowded, peaceful and you can see wildlife up close. The beach is unspoiled and a short hike will bring you to unpopulated stretches of warm sand. A 5 mile stroll down... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Loved the wildlife, trails, lighthouse and beach. BUT there is only 1 water fountain on the entire island, and that is all the way at the visitors center.

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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We spent two days here, went on the bus tour, which is wonderful. Recommend to book early. We rent the bikes and rode to the beach while the public parking was full. The beach we accessed by biking was less crowded and it was so nice!

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USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The beach is beautiful and we really liked that there were bathrooms, changing rooms and outside showers.

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Clinton Corners, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous, lots to see. There is a night time beach walk which was very interesting and it was exciting to be on the beach in the dark.

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Albany NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Awesome beach, very clean, easy access to clean restrooms. Awesome interactive museum and lots of programs with friendly staff.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I love this little island where the wild horses roam and the marshes and walking trails are beautiful! A great weekend trip.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to see the wild horses, birds and other wild life in its natural habitat. This is a great place if you enjoy nature. There are many hiking and bike trail that allow you to go and explore the area. Just don’t forget your bug spray.

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The National Wildlife Refuge was an amazing experience. The first day we went, wild ponies were grazing right in front of our eyes. We stopped on the side of the road and took pictures. We also went to the beach - right on the Atlantic Ocean - and it was just beautiful! The water was chilly and the waves were... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Walk or bike the nature trail and the wildlife loop, watch the seabirds doing their things, see eagles and ponies. We often don't go to the beach until early evening and stay for the sunset...or go really early in the morning. Birders will love this place!

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