If you’re looking for an amazing Virginia getaway, you have to visit these five islands. Each offers its own unique set of activities and attractions that are sure to please everyone in your group. From history and nature to beaches and restaurants, these islands have it all. So pack your bags and get ready for some fun in the sun. Here are five Virginia islands you must visit.

5. Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague is one of Virginia’s most popular islands, and for good reason. This island is home to some of the best beaches on the east coast, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the Assateague National Seashore, where you can see wild horses roaming the beaches. Visitors enjoy the programs offered by the National Park Service and the refuge rangers so they can learn about the undiscovered and undeveloped wilderness. According to VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS, the island is seven miles long and one and a half miles wide but full of fun. You can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, biking, and ecotours on the island. Art galleries are all over the local shops, showcasing the island’s unique talents.

4. Tangier Island

Best known as the National Soft Crab Capital, this island is a boater’s paradise. It is home to the largest commercial crabbing operation in the world and you can find soft shell crabs on almost every menu. Tangier Island is isolated and located about twelve miles across the Chesapeake Bay. It has no bridges and is only accessible by ferry or plane. Residents are used to a slower pace of life and are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. You will be amazed to discover that most of the traffic is bicycle, foot and golf carts. The island is only about three miles long and half a mile wide, but there’s plenty to do. There are charter fishing boats, crabbing boats and kayak rentals. You can also enjoy fresh seafood at one of the restaurants on the island. There are several bed and breakfasts on the island as well as a few hotels. You can also enjoy the Tangier Island Museum and learn the local history of the island.

3. Assateague Island

This island is best known for its wild ponies. These ponies are wild horses that have lived on the island for centuries. They are protected and move freely on the island. Ponies are not the only animals that inhabit this island, you can also find deer, rabbits, raccoons and foxes. The island is a nature lover’s dream with over 37 miles of hiking trails and sits along the coasts of Virginia and Maryland. This island is also a great place for bird watching as different species of birds have been spotted on the island. It is also a stopover for many migratory birds allowing visitors to see rare birds. To learn more about the wildlife island, guided tours are offered to visitors. There are two ways to access Assateague Island National Shoreline. The north entrance to Route 611 which is eight miles south of Ocean City MD. The other direction at the end of the 175. Cars cannot access both entrances. Cars must return to the mainland to access either route. If you are looking for a place to stay, there are several campgrounds on the island, as well as a few hotels. You can also enjoy the beach which stretches for over seven miles.

2. Brown’s Island

This island is located in the James River and is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. There are several walking and cycling trails as well as a playground and a dog park. The island is also home to the Virginia Bluebells, which bloom in the spring. Brown’s Island is the most urban of the five islands and is a great place to take in the city views. It is ideal for gatherings, concerts and festivals as it is within walking distance of downtown Richmond. There are several restaurants and bars located on the island as well as a few hotels for the enjoyment of visitors. Enjoy the Friday cheer concerts held weekly on the island. You can also take advantage of the Arboretum and Nature Center to learn more about the island’s wildlife. You can rent a boat or use a kayak to explore the waterways and access the James River. Most activities and guided tours start around 9am, so plan accordingly.

1. Isle of Gwynn

Gwynn Island is located in the northeast part of Mathew County and on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Measuring around four miles long and one mile wide, this island is a great place to enjoy the beach. Several golf courses and tennis courts are also available to visitors. The Isle of Gwynn is also home to the Isle of Gwynn Museum. This museum is dedicated to the history of the island and the people who call it home. The Gwynn’s Island Festival takes place every summer on the last Saturday in June and is a great way to get to know the community. This festival attracts thousands of visitors every year and is one of the best known festivals on the island. A simple swing bridge connects the island to the mainland. These islands may be small, but they certainly have a lot to offer. It’s a great place to enjoy the outdoors, hang out with friends and family, and get away from it all for a day or two.