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A beloved fishing village in Virginia has been recognized as one of the top islands in America.

Chincoteague Island, launched into the national consciousness with the 1947 publication of Misty of Chincoteague, is considered Virginia’s only tourist island.

It’s located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and is the gateway to Assateague Island, home of the famous wild ponies.

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