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Assateague Island National Seashore

7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-1441
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Ranked #11 of 744 Attractions in Maryland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, National Parks
Activities: Camping, Biking, Fishing, Swimming
Description: One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

When my friends asked if I wanted to go camping on the beach at Assateague, I was a little skeptical. I'm not a big camper--in fact, the last time I "camped," I was in the Army. And that was for weeks at a time in a camouflage tent with a potbelly stove in the dead of winter in Germany. Not... More

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pa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Walked the beach in a light drizzle. Very romantic. Ponies on the beach. Picked up some very nice shells. This beach is a favorite of mine.,

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Port Chester, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We heard about Assateague Island when we were looking up things to do in Ocean City, Maryland. We didn't know much about it, but from what people were saying we decided to check it out. We were soooo glad we went there! We took the short drive and as soon as we went over the bridge, we saw wild horses!... More

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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful seashore with lots of things to do such as crabbing, clamming and fishing. Make sure to bring your pail, bucket and boots to go clamming. Wild horses roam free on this island so get ready with your cameras. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip to this island will definitely return to stay longer.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We went camping for Mother's Day weekend here. The ponies will come right up into camp, so please follow the rules they set for interaction with them. We were able to fish in the ocean, and also in the brackish water on the other side. We took a trip through the National Park and found amazing wildlife there. One night,... More

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Pottstown
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to visit. Not only is the island the home of two bands of wild horses that just roam free and unencumbered, the shoreline and beaches are just beautiful!! We prefer to visit from mid-September to mid-October, as the traffic and number of people on the beach are minimal. The beach is beautiful with... More

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Media, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Staff at the Visitor's Center were friendly and helpful - I do recommend picking up the map and getting a quick spiel if it's your first trip. We spent an afternoon at the unguarded beach and found it to be clean, beautiful and uncrowded, although there were plenty of people around so it didn't feel remote either. We happened to... More

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The park and beach were so beautiful, but the ponies were what we came to see and they were gorgeous. We had plenty of time to just park on the side of the road and take pictures of them. Most everyone we encountered we great and respectful of the ponies and surrounding park. Unfortunately, Assateague, like everywhere else, is not... More

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Springfield
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a great place! The wild horses meet you everywhere at the park. Keep your eyes open. They stroll along the roads and graze on the sides. They neigh as they pass. They walk up very closely and brush against you. They roll on their backs because they itch. You want to pet them. But, do not touch or feed... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped here for a few hours one day to see the wild horses and check out the beach. We got there in the late morning/early afternoon. We were very lucky to not run into traffic getting into the park. On the way out we saw a huge line of cars to get into entrance. Plan accordingly - my suggestion... More

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