You don’t have to leave the country to go on vacation on an island. You won’t find any high rises, board walks or traffic jams. Chincoteague Island, Virginia’s only resort Island, which is just 7 miles long, is a serene tourist destination. It is home to the famous Chincoteague Wild Ponies. They are free to roam across Assateague Island’s National Shoreline. Other things visitors enjoy are beachcombing, boating, fishing, kayaking, clamming, crabbing, swimming, hiking, and bird watching.