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Assateague Beach

Address: Assateague Island, VA
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Park and Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island is a great place for immersing oneself in nature. We enjoy driving, walking, and biking along the many paths in the woods, along the marshes and along the shoreline. There's a lighthouse to climb, interesting educational displays at the Visitor's Center to see, and diverse wildlife to view -especially the famous... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I am a mosquito magnet and literally had over 30 bites in the five minutes before some kind gentleman took pity on me and offered me some spray. Besides the massive amount of itching, Assateague Beach was stunning. The ponies came so close and we even saw dolphins as we sat on the beach. An old shipwreck added even more... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Chincoteague's Horseshoe Drop at midnight New Year's Eve followed by the Pony Polar Plunge at 1 p.m. the next day make unique ways to see in the new year! Our 9-and-15-year-olds loved it all. We started with a good seafood dinner at AJ's by the Creek on Chincoteague (AJ's last day of the season is always New Year's Eve --... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited in the winter. Very quiet relaxing. The horses were not active at that time of year only saw a few. Very natural setting will go back again. Wish we could have seen more of the horses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Imagine visiting an unspoiled natural beach just a few miles from Ocean City and Rehobeth beach. If your timing is good you can watch rockets blasting off (or exploding). There is also a round up of wild horses once a year. The round up draws a huge number of tourists.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We've been out to this spot several times and each time it is well worth it. It has a very calming and relaxing effect on us after a very busy work schedule during the year. Recommend for anyone needing time away to relax and just 'get out'...away from the rat race.

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We visited on a nice fall day. The drive down from OC is easy and totally worth it. There is a $3 per car fee to get into the beach area. There are bathrooms and a store (which was not open) that were clean. You can walk out to the beach and even on a 70 degree day there were... More 

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Panhandle Florida
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was too cold to swim but the ponies were out and about to the delight of everyone. And the sand is pristine. Gorgeous. One of the most perfect spots on the planet. This was my second times there. Glad to see in 20 years it was still as lovely and protected.

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Uhrichsville, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We love the un-crowded Hikers/Bikers Beach - eagles and osprey fishing within eyesight of us! We even saw a pair of adult osprey teaching their young to fish!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

More fun and relaxing. Never want to go elsewhere. Many birds..ponies..deer..frogs..birds..including spotting 2 eagles. A nightly duck parade. All roads are 25 mph. Nice and slow. Great way to unwind and refresh. Going to take that slow pace back hime with me.The island has so much hustiry and it is so infirmative talking with the long time residents.

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