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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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Wonderful

A short trip from Ocean City and you can see the wild life. Wild ponnies ruling the streets. Great, white beach. Peaceful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A short trip from Ocean City and you can see the wild life. Wild ponnies ruling the streets. Great, white beach. Peaceful.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nothing to dislike except the drivers who speed . It is such a beautiful place and I go when its cold. If you want to get away from everyday life, I recommend to the highest degree to come here.

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Winchester, Virginia
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

More ponies than Chincoteague, by far, at least when we were there. Beautiful new visitor center with clean, AC and Heated facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff. I can't wait to go back again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

After I die, I want to go to Assateague Seashore! Most recent trip was September 2013 -- a great time to beat the crowds. My daughter and I followed one of the wetland trails, enjoying the dense shade. Then embarked on a longer than anticipated beach walk that revealed the abandoned macadam roads of Assateague's little-known commercial history, which came... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Every August my husband and I take our grandson, now age 7, tent camping to this wonderful, natural seashore. We spend all day at the beach (my husband being a body surfer from San Diego) where Henry makes friends with other kids, builds sand castles, and looks for shells. We ride our bikes, participate in some onsite activities, and occasionally... More 

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Cumberland, Maryland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

During the "off season" the odds of seeing ponies up close are much improved. Our visit on New Years Day resulted in viewing 14 different ponies. The visitor center-----which is before you reach the fee area---is well worth a stop and the rangers are very helpful.

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New Jersey
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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited Assateague Island National Seashore in December and it was wonderful. It was very cool seeing the wild horses and the beach was very nice. Also, I really enjoyed walking on the trails. I would definitely visit here if you are in the area.

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Delmont, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This time the horses were not out on the marsh, but roadside which pleased my four year old. The personnel at the park were informative and took time to show myself and daughter some of the exhibits first hand.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

We visited this location 3 different times over the week. We were able to drive slowly without backing up traffic allowing us to observe the wild ponies, deer and numerous waterfowl.

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York, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I always drive out to Assateague Island to see the ponies when we are in Ocean City. There is a road you can drive on to see the wildlife and the ponies. It is just a nice way to spend a couple of hours. You come to a ranger booth and turn around if you don't want to pay a... More 

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