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Assateague Island National Seashore

7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-1441
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Ranked #13 of 726 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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Cape Coral, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Quiet, beautiful natural beauty. We relaxed on the beach at the far end of the island. Some of the group went clamming and were able to get about 20 good-sized clams. The ponies were grazing along the road as we were leaving...and they were beautiful. The is a great place to visit when you want to "get away from it... More

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Stopped by the beach for a while great for walking. But the big draw was the wild ponies. They came right up to the car. But don't be fooled, they are wild.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is the only island I know of where you can find wild ponies roaming freely. As a beach lover and horse lover, Assateague's amazing. The beaches are some of the most pristine and beautiful I've ever seen anywhere. I've been here several times throughout the years and always enjoy this place. It was terribly crowded around the Labor Day... More

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Blue Point, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Assateague is a beautiful island. The. horses are magical. We had our dog and the beach is very dog friendly. I can't wait to go back.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Toured Assateague Island National Seashore in June - picked a really warm day - should I go back, and I might, lots of fun nature photo ops - I would try to pick a cool spring or fall day.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

On a recent visit to Ocean City, MD we drove out to Assateague Island. It was not a disappointment! We saw a lot of the wild horses roaming around the beach area. They are beautiful! You don't want to get too close to them as they are wild, and they will walk wherever and whenever they feel! The sandy beach... More

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Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I agree, this is a hidden gem, clean, peaceful atmosphere! Horses roam freely on and off the beach! Did not want to leave beach! Will definitely return to one of my favorite get aways!

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Average at best. Staff at visitor center was great but the overall center was lack luster but was cool to be able to play with sea creatures. Horses were very hard to find and only saw 1 cluster. I wanted more but did not get.

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PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is truly a hidden gem. Assateague Island National Seashore is always clean and the crowds are nothing at all like Ocean City. I have been going to this beach for almost 20 years now and it never disappoints. The best part of the park is also almost like an exclusive "club". The last 12 miles of the beach leading... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is my favorite and seems to make to CNN or other news outlets as one of the US beaches to visit. I go to OC but always come to Assateague beach away from crowd and trash. Beaches are wide and clean. Other than swimming area you can bodyboard, surf, or kayak on the ocean. Plenty of area to fly... More

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