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Assateague Island National Seashore

7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-1441
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Ranked #12 of 721 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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Massillon,Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Entry fee of $15 per car seems a little steep. We are over 62 - so we have a $10 lifetime pass for National Parks. For those younger travelers Chincoteague is cheaper and similar.

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Canton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, undeveloped beach. When we arrived, one of the horses was on the wooden walkway and appeared to be reading the beach rules. The ranger at the visitor center was above-and-beyond helpful. The touch exhibit tank at the visitor center was educational and fun . Although we spent most of our time on the southern (Virginia) side of Assateague, very... More

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Guelph, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Everyone should experience the beach areas with the horse walking by you. There was many campers. I went for a day to see the horses. Took many pictures. Very clean. There are many other wildlife on this island. Close to Ocean city. Glad that I went there for my summer holidays from Canada. Its a most see. You will enjoy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

For a $15 weekly pass you can get access to the whole of the Assateague National Seashore which divides between Virginia and Maryland. It is a beautiful place. At the southern end, nearest to Chincoteague Island, there is a stunning beach. It does not, however, have any facilities so you need to take everything with you for your day. It... More

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Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This National Seashore is the most amazing place! The beach is less crowded than Ocean City's beaches and where else in the world can you see wild ponies just roaming around! The $15.00 pass is for an entire week and as far as I am concerned a great deal to see something like this. We really enjoyed watching the ponies... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great place for a vacation on ocean beach. Only $15 for park entrance for the week with lots of parking. You don't have to fight for a place on the beach as it's a long beach and wide enough for everyone to enjoy. I liked the fact that a portion is exclusive to swimming, and boogie board... More

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Fishers, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not worth the time and money. The beach is four miles from any lodging and there is no grocery store on the island. If you exceed the 25 mile an hour speed limit your subjected to a full and humiliating sobriety test, whether drinking or not, and you will receive a traffic ticket for $180. Definitely not worth the time... More

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Sterling, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stopped at the visitors center prior to crossing over to the island. Got some information from the park ranger, which was helpful. Traveled right along the water and saw some horses. Pretty neat! You drive a ways and then you stop and pay $15.00 to enter into the seashore part of the island. We couldn't go much farther than... More

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Marion ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Just a short drive from Ocean City, this island is home to wild ponies. You will see them on the beach, in the marsh, on the road and in the campground They roam freely so expect to see them at any time. The beach is beautiful, not crowded like Ocean City and is also guarded. It's hard to imagine that... More

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Williamsport, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ONLY beach at Assateague! Very family friendly and the ranger programs are incredible! We love seeing the horses, so beautiful... Please drive slowly and pay attention, we are in their space so respect them :)

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