When you visit Assateague on your
next vacation, be sure to travel to the top of the famous landmark which
serves as an active lighthouse. The extraordinary view includes Chincoteague
Island, Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge, Assateague beach, Atlantic Ocean,
Wallops Island and portions of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland.
Assateague wild ponies and other wildlife can be seen from above.
The Assateague Lighthouse has a distinctive sequence
of light shining, a double flash, which sets it apart from other east
coast lighthouses. An automatic timer starts the process each evening. Visitors can get a close-up view of the twin rotating lights and the
surrounding area. Access to the top of the lighthouse is permitted seven days a week from June to September.