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Assateague Beach

Assateague Island, VA
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Onancock, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for t-shirt shops, restaurants and bars - go elsewhere! This natural beach is clean, uncluttered and relaxing. Although there was a small car entrance fee because it is a National Park, it was well worth it! Passed some of the famous wild Chincoteague ponies on the drive to the beach, which only added to the experience!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went early am as it was the holiday weekend. Not very crowded and by the time we were leaving they closed the parking lot due to it being full. Clean beach and felt safe with the lifegaurds!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It was my first time camping. I decided to camp at Assateague because it is camping on the beach with wild horses. The beach is beautiful and the camp grounds are kept well. We did experience the horses trying to get into our food tent while we were sleeping. It wasn't a problem, after the horses figured out they couldn't... More

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
38 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Like everyone says the beach is beautiful and huge. You can walk for seeming miles and people bike on paths. Plenty of lifeguards. Clean rest rooms and a nature center. We did see ponies but they were never that close. We did have to maneuver around piles of manure in the parking lot tho. Reminds me of more isolated places... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Be sure to leave early, as this park fills up fast during the summer season! There is plenty of beach access, the beaches are very clean, and there are some nice trails to explore. The best part of the island are the wild ponies that are mingling among you. The park staff keep an eye out for the safety of... More

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Lewes, DE
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95 reviews 95 reviews
9 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This beach is truly a gem. So close to OC but a world away in attitude. The State Park is so large that it never feels crowded. Plentiful parking and restrooms. Clean ocean, white beach , gentle dunes set against a blue sky--- a perfect day!! The wild ponies just complete the picture. Saw them right over the bridge on... More

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Charlottesville, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The beach was crowded with colorful umbrellas, people flying kites and throwing frisbees, while the drive in and out afforded gorgeous views of the bay, the famous wild ponies, and the other wildlife found on the island.

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York, PA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love this beach! I go every year to Assateague. This is the best beach. It has great parking and just a short walk to the water. There are plenty of life guards, they're friendly and are very professional. They take their job seriously and you can tell. There is no goofing off with them. So you can relax and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoyed Assateteague National Seashore. Pretty beach - though water was rough during our visit. I had hoped to see some wild horses and technically we did from a great distance. Good thing we had quality binoculars! Someone recommended the van tour b/c it accesses a service road close to where the horses hang out. Unfortunately it was booked. So... More

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This beach was beautiful and did not have the overly crowded touristy feel of places like Virginia beach. the wildlife and the trails and the ponies and the nature centers. Would definitely come back again and again and again!

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