Chincoteague Island recognized as one of the top 10 U.S. islands

Posted at 9:19 PM, Mar 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-30 21:20:06-04

Chincoteague Island has been recognized as one of the top islands in America.

The Eastern Shore island was launched into the national consciousness with the 1947 publication of Misty of Chincoteague.

The popular travel website TripAdvisor® announced the winners based on millions of traveler reviews and opinions.

Top 10 Islands in the U.S.:

1. San Juan Island, Washington

2. Kauai, Hawaii

3. Marco Island, Florida

4. Anna Maria Island, Florida

5. Maui, Hawaii

6. Sanibel Island, Florida

7. Chincoteague Island, Virginia

8. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

9. Amelia Island, Florida

10. Key West, Florida