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Assateague Beach

Address: Assateague Island, VA
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Gaylord, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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202 reviews 202 reviews
98 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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Onancock, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Philadelphia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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