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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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Cute horses and appealing beaches

Stop at the visitors center for a short movie about the island and learn interesting facts related to the wild horses that live there. Tickets are good for 3 days, and the park is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Mirmotta
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Stop at the visitors center for a short movie about the island and learn interesting facts related to the wild horses that live there. Tickets are good for 3 days, and the park is just a short drive from ocean city. Beaches and short trails are nice for guests of all ages.

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Milford, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

During spring break, I took my daughter and niece to Assateague Island. unfortunately it rained and it was very cold for 2 days and they did not see any ponies. I went back the following week with my fiance, and we were able to see the ponies, deer, turtles and other interesting wildlife. I was also able to fly a... More 

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Grayling, Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We camped right on the beach, it just don't get any better than that! While we were swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, the wild horses came running along the beach playing in the wind and the water. It was quite the site!

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Maryland
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18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ponies are wild and free!! But don't get too close or you will be bitten or kicked - seen this happen when I was there and didn't feel bad for the person one bit! Rangers and signs clearly state to stay your distance, no petting, or feeding. Always respect wild life. The family enjoyed our time here. Pet friendly areas,... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It was raining in OC, not much we could do so we decided to check out Assateague. Very short drive. Was charged $15.00 to go and drive around and around with hopes of catching a glimpse. Walked down to the beach. On the way out, a car was stopped ahead of us. There in the far off distance was one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went camping here last summer for one night. It was a lot of fun, and we saw a few horses. It is true that there are a lot of bugs, but if you just suck it up and bring some bug spray and maybe one of those clip on fan things, its not a big deal. One problem we... More 

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Clayton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went to the visitors center and looked at the displays that were very informative. We also watched a 20 minute movie about the island and the horses. We purchased the $15.00 weekly pass and went into the park twice. We did see horses both time and we walked the trails which are easy to navigate.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This time I camped in September; less crowds; less bugs; the ocean was warmer than it was in July. What made this less than the first time was nearby campers: they fought, cursed, drank, threw firewood at seagulls, and screamed randomly in the middle of the night. And they weren't kids, either, the guy had gray in his hair. They... More 

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Rochester, New York, Usa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
17 helpful votes 17 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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