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Assateague Island National Seashore

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Address: 7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
Phone Number: 410-641-1441
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Activities: Biking, Camping, Fishing, Swimming
Description: One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.

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Spring Break Vacation

Being a outdoor guy and a hiker, this is a good place to visit. You can't really drive around. It is very limit. My wife and I took a hike on all three trails. THat was a learning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Rochester, New York, Usa
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Rochester, New York, Usa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Being a outdoor guy and a hiker, this is a good place to visit. You can't really drive around. It is very limit. My wife and I took a hike on all three trails. THat was a learning experience. We had lunch picnic on the beach two times. We saw numerous birds and horses. For my wife, she enjoyed the... More 

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NEPA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a great walk on the beach, looking at shells and dodging the waves. Also enjoyed cataloging birds (just a few - most of the wintering fowl had already left), but the flocks of snow geese were mighty impressive! David Attenborough, eat your heart out! The kids also enjoyed getting a tour of the aquarium critters at the Tom's... More 

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40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wild Ponies, Wild Ponies and Wild Pony Poop Piles. This is a great to park to visit. Unlike the Virginia side, dogs are welcome here. There are two camping areas, one on the ocean side and one on the bay side. The bay side is great for fishing, clamming, crabbing, canoeing and paddle boarding. Bring your dog, RV or tent... More 

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Lothian, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

With not much to do after Maryland's last snowstorm in March 2015, we had a nice drive around the park. Walked the beach by the off road vehicle entrance. Outdoor restroom, like an upscale port a potty. But this was off season. Beach was very clean. Saw one pony and two deer. Glad the road had been plowed. Usually $15... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We originally planned on only going to the Ocean City beach for this trip but went over to Assateague after it was suggested by the owners of house we rented. It is one of the most beautiful sights to see the wild horses on the beach! We went there three days of our stay. The beach was never overcrowded. It... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A short trip from Ocean City and you can see the wild life. Wild ponnies ruling the streets. Great, white beach. Peaceful.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nothing to dislike except the drivers who speed . It is such a beautiful place and I go when its cold. If you want to get away from everyday life, I recommend to the highest degree to come here.

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Winchester, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

More ponies than Chincoteague, by far, at least when we were there. Beautiful new visitor center with clean, AC and Heated facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff. I can't wait to go back again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

After I die, I want to go to Assateague Seashore! Most recent trip was September 2013 -- a great time to beat the crowds. My daughter and I followed one of the wetland trails, enjoying the dense shade. Then embarked on a longer than anticipated beach walk that revealed the abandoned macadam roads of Assateague's little-known commercial history, which came... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Every August my husband and I take our grandson, now age 7, tent camping to this wonderful, natural seashore. We spend all day at the beach (my husband being a body surfer from San Diego) where Henry makes friends with other kids, builds sand castles, and looks for shells. We ride our bikes, participate in some onsite activities, and occasionally... More 

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