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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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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.

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$20. per car to see a National Park

Since there is no way we are paying 20 bucks to to walk on the beach, this was in November when there are no crowds, we turned around at the ranger booth and went to the attached... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Parma, Ohio

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Parma, Ohio
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154 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Since there is no way we are paying 20 bucks to to walk on the beach, this was in November when there are no crowds, we turned around at the ranger booth and went to the attached State Park, $3. to see the ponies. We saw 4 in an hour on a cold afternoon. The beach was beautiful there was... More 

Thank MMandSM
Odenton, Maryland, United States
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go to see the last remaining undeveloped portion of the area. The scenery is beautiful (even in the off-season). The horses greet you as you drive through & are pretty cool to see. The marshland & beaches are clean & beautiful. Can't wait to go back in the warmer weather to check out all... More 

Thank Bob O
Manitoba, Canada
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635 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about the island just before leaving Ocean City, so took a quick detour to see it. Beautiful, natural area, and just as we crossed the bridge to the island, two of the wild ponies were there to greet us. We drove the stretch of the island, and didn't see any more. The beach area is lovely and wild.... More 

Thank Lynda D
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience for Old & Young, but stay mobile the Pony's do not behave very well> They will and can kick and bite. Enjoy the view do NOT Corner the hoofed assets or you may get you A__ Kicked !

Thank Michael P
Kailua, Hawaii
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98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to visit. Of course, it helps that the day was a spectacular, blue sky day, with crispness in the air! We attempted to visit a few days after Hurricane Sandy hit and all the roads were closed except the first parking lot. The Visitor's Center is right before the large, beautiful bridge takes you to Assateague.... More 

Thank luvcruzin2
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bicycles are a must--you see more. Ponies may be difficult to spot unless you take a boat trip (Capt. Dan's). Short walk to the lighthouse, beach is natural, go in the off-season (less people and bugs). You can see more of the ponies on Maryland side of Assateague Island--they roam freely. If you go in off-season (November---) most restaurant in... More 

Thank goinplacesnow
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221 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique in the NPS collection is this shoreline barrier island with native inhabitants. Somehow horses - yes, fresh water drinking mammals - were stranded here and water locked and have populated the place for more than a century. Stop at the park service visitor center to see displays and a movie. There is a fee for entrance,a bit of a... More 

Thank HikingTom
Fenton, Illinois
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412 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had to come to this National Seashore to see the water, but especially to see the ponies. We went to both of the Visitor Centers and heard a talk by a ranger showing us the birds. He was very interesting. Also we took the Woodland Walk to a viewing area and saw some ponies. After leaving that walk we... More 

Thank peonyrose
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely walking beach - easy on the feet and calves. Good parking and showers located right at the parking lot so you can de-sand before climbing into your vehicle. Bathroom facilities right there too. Very user friendly, very family friendly.

Thank ButterflyGalFlorida
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach here is beautiful we walked it and if it were summer would have spent the day enjoying the waves. Saw many horses although a bit sad as they seem to be in not the greatest health. Park is kept beautiful very natural and pristine which is a great plus. Ideal for camping, hiking, fishing and relaxing. There is... More 

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