Chincoteague, Wallop’s Island, Assateague Lighthouse

I have always liked lighthouses; I love the look of them and the mystery of them. Assateague Light is no exception for me. This lighthouse stands 142 foot tall and is located on the southern end of what is called Assateague Island. Assateague Island is located off the coast of Virginia’s eastern shore in the United States. You will find this interesting lighthouse in the middle of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.

The current lighthouse was constructed in 1867 to replace a much smaller lighthouse that was built in 1833. The Assateague Lighthouse is shaped like a cone, and it noted for its alternating red and white bands.

When visiting the area you can go in the lighthouse at certain times. The lighthouse is open from April to November from 9 am to 3 pm seven days a week. The price for admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. However, the times are subject to change, so you might want to check.

I was introduced to Chincoteague and Assateague by a dear friend, and I love to travel there to just relax, see the wildlife and enjoy the water. Lately, there has been a lot of press about Chincoteague due to Wallop’s Island. Wallop’s Island is right next to Chincoteague and is now being used to launch rockets into space. So, I am willing to bet that tourism will be picking up.  

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