Assateague is a barrier beach that stretches from Maryland to Virginia on the eastern shore of the Delmarva Peninsula. The Wildlife Refuge is on Assateague but named after the nearest post office (that's the way U.S. Fish & Wildlife always does it), which is on Chincoteague. Chincoteague is nestled between Assateague and the mainland. These pictures were taken from the bridge that connects the two islands.