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Assateague Island National Seashore

7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-1441
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Ranked #9 of 711 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
182 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our day here visiting this beautiful area. The beaches, dunes, etc. make a wonderful landscape and then seeing all the wild ponies throughout the Park added to the enjoyment.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Assateague Island Visitors Center got us started on our way. Bayside is where we watched the kite surfers, kids crabbing, canoeing, Dunes Trails ,and Forest Trails. Oceanside is where there was swimming with lifeguards. fishing, camping and best of all, we got to see the Wild Horses of Assateague Island. Which made for a Awesome day trip to the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were under the impression that there would be wild horses just running everywhere, but that's not the case. You have to pay to enter the park, then we went to the visitor center to get information on where the horses are. We were informed that the horses stay in the shades areas during the day but if you pay... More

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Telford, PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If your in the area, you have to visit, beautiful beach, not heavily used, and the ponies are beautiful...what a fabulous experience this beach was, and a lovely park!

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Vandalia, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was strange but interesting to be driving or walking and suddenly come upon horses. Of course we took pictures and then just enjoyed watching them. The national seashore also has three short hiking trails, each of which were a half mile long. Each trail focuses on a different ecosystem: the marsh, the forest, and the dunes, respectively. We totally... More

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Colchester, Vermont, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nobody lives here, no stores, no businesses. Just Federal and State Camping, thats it. Oh, and hundreds of wild horses. Amazing to visit for a day, or to camp out like we did. Horses roaming free on the beach, by our tent, they could be and are anywhere and everywhere. Only warning, be in your tent for the night by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We saw wild ponies, a school of dolphin swimming close enough to view and pelicans! The kids LOVED their day! Wonderful time at the Visitor's center where the kids got to touch a hermit crab and other sea creatures. Wonderful film, nice exhibits. Even though I'm disabled we were able to walk the bridge and view the water from high... More

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Denver, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The beach is very nice and I absolutely love seeing the wild horses as you drive in. I would live to see them on the beach or in the water some time. You do have to pay for parking.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love it here. I went to the back-country camping site 4 miles away from the ranger station on the ocean side and was able to see so many horses that way. It is a lovely place. Not too remote though, since the fishermen can drive around the beach, but it's close to DC!

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Dulce, NM
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful seashore, miles and miles of sand. Wonderful visitor center, friendly people, great experience!

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