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Assateague Beach

Assateague Island, VA
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Philadelphia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
81 helpful votes 81 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
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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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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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Acworth
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95 reviews 95 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The only negative is that they don't allow dogs but it is because it is a wildlife preserve otherwise a beautiful beach, very clean, great parking, ability to cook on the beach and we come here every year for the beauty.

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Clementon, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We love this beach .Been coming here 23 years and don't think we will ever stop. Beautiful and clean.

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