Chincoteague Island; I went here many times as a child. How cool is it to go to the beach and sun tan with a horse! Sea gulls are no problem here...there has been times when the ponies show up while you're having your beach picnic!
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!!