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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 31 things to do in Chincoteague Island Features Animals
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-6122
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Great Experience

We didn't do any of the wild pony tours but the we had a great time looking for them each day as we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
April G
Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
At least we got to see horses

We paid $20 to get into the reserve and immediately saw a bunch of wild horses in the distance. we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ashby, Massachusetts
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Uncrowded wildlife refuge managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-6122
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Reviewed yesterday

We didn't do any of the wild pony tours but the we had a great time looking for them each day as we drove to the beach.

Thank April G
Reviewed yesterday

We paid $20 to get into the reserve and immediately saw a bunch of wild horses in the distance. we drove a little way until we came to the beach which was very clean. We couldn't stay long and wish we would have had more...More

Thank mommaof8
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It seems that we happened to hit the Islands a week after a rain and the hatching of a million mosquitos. Well maybe not that many but even the locals said it was bad. We did a hike and ended up with easily 100 bites...More

Thank Hannah E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nature at its best, sun, surf, shelling, fishing, crabbing, wildlife, and dont forgot the wild horses!

Thank Arline M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

2nd time for us here. Last visit was in April and it was a lot less crowded. The beach today was packed - We didn't stay long as we were on our way home north. The beach in April was lovely and quiet even though...More

Thank ciktripplanner
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just completed a week long trip to Chincoteague Island and the wild life refuge was a must see. I always wanted to visit the island ever since I read the book Misty as a child. The ponies of Chincoteague have a special place in my...More

Thank Betsy C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although the horses were in the distance, the experience here was fulfilling and beautiful. Nature is awesome.

Thank ValerieinVB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the beach / Wild horses roaming around Nature at its Best. So much to see and I enjoyed The Nature center / trails/ bike riding/ fishing and boat rides and this are just a few of the many things you and family can do...More

Thank Danny M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous park, family friendly, clean, many trails to hike, and even a lighthouse to climb for fantastic views!

Thank kimm401ri
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bring bugspray! The hike to the lighthouse was buggy. But worth the views at the top. Saw some ponies, but they kept far away from traffic. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Jasmine P
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7 July 2017|
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Response from jake835 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, from our observation there appeared to be lifeguards during certain time frames but it's probably best to call the park. Also, it was a very lovely site, families, with and without umbrellas,kids, young people, oldsters... More
16 June 2017|
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Response from Torontotimes | Reviewed this property |
Woodland trail to sight the ponies. Light house trail is a must to get atop the Light House . Marsh trail. Please dont forget your bug spray. The mosquitoes are huge and get to you real fast
Uri L
4 June 2017|
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Response from RSMAURY | Reviewed this property |
I'd definitely recommend it! I'd love to go back with my kids. The wild ponies are a beautiful sight. The beach, lighthouse, and wildlife refuge would also be great for kids. They'd love Maddox Blvd (the main road on the way... More