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Address: 7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
Phone Number: 410-641-1441
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Activities: Camping, Biking, Fishing, Swimming
Description: One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.

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Great beach!

We started going to Assateague instead of the OC beach, and we LOVE it. Much less crowded than OC, so it's easier to watch the kiddos in the water. Clean beach, decent bathrooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We started going to Assateague instead of the OC beach, and we LOVE it. Much less crowded than OC, so it's easier to watch the kiddos in the water. Clean beach, decent bathrooms (portable style), nice beach shop with food and drinks. And, we really love that we can see the horses. Great family-friendly place to go.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Both the national as well as the state sections of Assateague are brimming with life. Ponies, deer, birds of all kinds, foxes, turtles, dolphins, seals, sharks and more. Each season has its own face. Delight in sunsets over the bay and sunrises over the Atlantic, Bike, canoe, kayak, off road vehicle drives. Try your hand at clamming, crabbing and fishing... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this beach very much. It was interesting to share it with the wild ponies. Our dog was also along on the trip and was allowed on the south beach which was a nice beach. Would definitely come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a cool experience if you are into nature and or horses. We made a stop at the Visitor center to speak to the Park Ranger before venturing out. He advised us to go tho the bay side because the water is calm for the kids to play in. I think that he had us on video and laughed... More 

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Mt Holly Springs, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We came here for a morning while on our vacation in OC. It's only 8 miles away - a beautiful National Park with some very easy, but beautiful trails to walk. We really enjoyed it here, but next time will bring the bug spray. We did get to see horses - right in the parking lot! It's a beautiful place... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

There's a reason why there's a post card from Assateague Island that says "I gave blood at Assateague" The insects are intolerable. The beach was rough and we saw an 8 foot shark our second day in. We're just gonna strike this adventure from our bucket list and we'll NEVER go back. BTW, the "Rangers" suck, beware...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful beaches & we did see horses. Went to the national park side, paid $15 for the car load & it lasts for the week. The horses were a little intrusive the day we tried to beach there, I thought if you leave them alone they would leave you alone but not quite the case. They were digging in people's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We camped on the North end of the beach in mid-June. We saw the famous ponies from a distance, standing in the marsh, even before we reached the park. Throughout our stay, we saw plenty of ponies . . . in the parking lots, on the dunes, in the breakwater, sleeping on the beach at sunrise and even along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Spent an afternoon here with our two little girls and thoroughly enjoyed it. We arrived at about 7am on a Saturday, and there were just a few other early birds there too. For awhile, we basically had the entire South Beach to ourselves. More visitors starting pouring in around 9-10am. It was a little bit chilly first thing in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Assateauge is the coolest place. You can camp, swim in the ocean and search for the ponies all on one visit. I highly recommend stopping by the visitor's center first and watching the film. We usually go more than once while at the beach because sometimes the ponies aren't visible. It can be hit or miss. The pony patrol staff... More 

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Address: Address: 7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
Phone Number: 410-641-1441
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)

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