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Get Outside on Chincoteague Island

With wild beaches, beautiful shorelines and acres of preserved land there are plenty of opportunities to get outside on Chincoteague Island. Here are a few ways to have fun in the great outdoors the next time you visit Chincoteague Island KOA. 

Crabbing

Catching your own crabs is not as hard as you might think. Stop by one of the tackle shops or hardware stores on the island and they'll load you up with all the supplies you need.

Head over to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to do a little crabbing It's within easy reach of Chincoteague Island KOA and it's a great spot to go crabbing or clamming.

Don't forget to brush up on a few regulations before you drop a line in the water. 

Fishing

Anglers are sure to love Chincoteague Island! You can try your hand a surf fishing, hire a charter boat and go offshore or just cast a line from a fishing pier. 

Take the kids out for a fun day of fishing at one of the island's piers. Veterans Memorial Park on East Side Road and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge have fishing piers. The refuge is also a great spot for surf fishing. 

If you want to get out on the water and hook everything from flounder to marlin hire a charter boat. It's a great ways to spend a fun day on the water. If you're interested in a smaller catch you can hire and inshore charter or you can head offshore in search of game fish. 

 Kayaking and SUP Boarding

If you're staying on an island it's almost a crime not to spend some time on the water. Whether you want to rent a kayak and explore on your own or take a guided tour with a local expert, you have great options for kayaking on Chincoteague Island. A guided kayak tour is a great way to see wild Chincoteague ponies up close. You can also explore the waters around Chincoteague on a SUP board

Surfing

You don't have to head to The North Shore or California to surf. You can catch a ride at Assateague Island National Seashore. Surfers at Assateague typically stick to the non-life guarded section of the beach, which can be accessed from the northern parking lot. You can bring your own board or rent one when you get here. Stop by Atlantic Shoals for supplies like wax and rash guards. 

Biking

Biking is a great way to get around Chincoteague Island. You can bring your own wheels or rent a bike when you get here. It's easy to bike from Chincoteague Island KOA along the bike path to Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors entering the park on bikes get in for free and there are additional trails for biking inside the park. There's also a walking and biking tour that will take you past some of Chincoteague's most historic spots.  

Hiking

Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge is also a great spot for hiking. There are over 10 miles of trails to explore in the park and you can see everything from wild ponies to eagles and otters along the way. You can also explore the mile-long Island Nature Trail. A portion of the trail is paved and has benches and interpretive signage, while the other portion is a more natural trail. 

Book a stay at Chincoteague Island KOA and take advantage of all of these great outdoor opportunities.