Assateague Island, VA ~ Home of the Chincoteague ponies. The island is a peaceful, windswept sanctuary to many species of wildlife, none more famous than the wild pony population. According to legend, these shaggy, sturdy animals survived the shipwreck of a Spanish galleon in the 1600s and then swam ashore to Assateague. One of my favorite vacation destinations!!
Assateague Island, VA: 37-mile long barrier island located off the eastern coast of Delmarva.The northern two-thirds of the island is in Maryland while the southern third is in Virginia. The Maryland section contains the majority of Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park. It is best known for its herds of feral horses, pristine beaches, and the Assateague Lighthouse.