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TOMS COVE DISTRICT                                               

8586 Beach Rd., Chincoteague, VA  2333      
On state Rte 175 East from Rte 13.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  5 mile beach offering swimming and picnicking.  Refuge has natural beach habitat where the wild ponies made famous in Misty of Chincoteague  can be seen.

PARKING:  At the beach and visitors center. 

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:   Asphalt biking and hiking trails.  Roll-out mat available for wheelchairs to go to the water’s edge from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

ENTRANCE:  Ramp provided.  Glass entry doors, 32-36 in. wide, easily open out with clearly marked metal handle. 

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Located at bath house during peak season.    Doors are 36 in. wide, and open out.  Turns to enter.  Roll-in showers.  Accessible stalls have 36 in. wide doors opening out and handrails.  Wheelchair accessible toilet is 19 inches high with room for lateral transfer.   Also accessible port-o-let close by visitor center.  Unisex or companion assisted rest rooms available.

PUBLIC TELEPHONE:  Wheelchair accessible phone.

For guests with hearing disabilities,  written scripts are available. 
For guests with visual disabilities, there are hands-on exhibits and documents in large print on non-glossy surface.
For guests with mobility disabilities, accessible bathhouse and changing room available. Beach wheelchairs with balloon tires are available for use on the oceanside beaches. For more information please check at the Toms Cove Visitor Center, 757-336-657.

Wheelchair accessible trails

Black Duck Marsh Trail - 1 mile

Toms Cove Visitor Center Boardwalk - 1/8 mile

Wildlife Loop - 3.2 mile loop

Woodland Trail - 1.6 mile loop

GIFT SHOP:  Books on birds and wildlife are available in visitor center.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accepted credit cards MC, V, AE and DS.  Hours: 9-4 daily, Mid-June through Labor Day.  Interpretive programs.  Weekend programs seasonally.


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