We met my sister and her kids, as well as my parents for part of a week in Chincoteague. Although I've been birding there long ago, I've never gone in the summer. We rented a lovely house on Little Oyster Bay, about 4 miles from the beach. Our weather started out cool, but got REALLY hot by Friday. The cousins crabbed, took rides in kayaks and canoes, and boogie boarded like nobody's business!
A beautiful, beautiful place to go. Although the beaches got somewhat crowded later in the week and in the day, we had some great beach time. This little place really has the feel of a small town that remains almost pristine. There is some good local food - including ice cream, and a very local grocery. The beach itself is within the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, which keeps it from being built on and which protects the land around it. There are miles of beach. Phil and Nate were even able to surf. I think we'll be going back!
There is nothing like time with family ~ I cherish time together and wish we lived closer!!