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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 707 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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Denver, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The beach is very nice and I absolutely love seeing the wild horses as you drive in. I would live to see them on the beach or in the water some time. You do have to pay for parking.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love it here. I went to the back-country camping site 4 miles away from the ranger station on the ocean side and was able to see so many horses that way. It is a lovely place. Not too remote though, since the fishermen can drive around the beach, but it's close to DC!

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Dulce, NM
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful seashore, miles and miles of sand. Wonderful visitor center, friendly people, great experience!

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Williamsville, New York
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221 reviews 221 reviews
120 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Oh, a dream come true! I've been wanting to go here for years to see the ponies. They were beautiful and free! :) We took the advice of a previous reviewer and road bikes through the park. We rented bikes inside the park at Maryland Coastal Bays Program. The bikes were $6.00 an hour and it took us about two... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If you love natural beauty and ponies, this is place to go. The beach is really nice, they have a camping area, and trails that you can go on and spot some ponies. While we did not camp, there were plenty of people camping. The bathrooms and showers were really clean, especially for a park. We were so excited to... More

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key west
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This was a remarkable area with a fantastic nature center just outside the park area. I never knew there were still wild ponies inside the us. The State park was lovely and I'd like to go back and stay a while. (and i hate camping) but would love to camp in this park! Miles and miles of wildlife and the... More

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Ocean City, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Horses, horses & more horses...loved them!! Beach is beautiful...so much more quiet than OCB...very beautiful & relaxing...didn't want to leave. Friendly staff.

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Vienna, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family, friends and I love Assateague Island for the beaches. You can go to either the National or State parks and find a reasonably uncrowded beach, if you don't mind walking (and dragging the chairs and cooler) a bit from the boardwalks over the dunes. This past weekend we went to the National Seashore side. We got there about... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Let me start by saying that seeing the wild ponies has been a lifelong wish of mine, ever since I read Marguerite Henry's "Misty of Chincoteague" when I was young. I decided to go camping, solo, at the National Park. I heard the warnings about mosquitoes and green-headed flies, and I came armed to the teeth with tons of bug... More

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Wolftown, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Off season any season......My little Ponies wild and well cared for by the wonderful National Park Service!! Thanks guuys cuz they are a National treasure...and it is my pleasure to frequenlty visit and behold the Wildness that is all of this wonderful park... a peaceful place to enjoy family fun and beaches, camping kyaking and whatever you love to do... More

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