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Assateague Beach

Assateague Island, VA
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Culpeper
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222 reviews 222 reviews
136 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

from the wild horses to the innumerable wading birds, and some decent waves to surf, this has been a favorite since my teen years and I am so glad the masses go just north to ocean city and Delaware to leave this free for us

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I visisted Assateague Beach with my wife and two sons and had an amazing time. The beach was beautiful white sand and a convient walk from parking. A wood plank path lead from the parking lot to the beach so it was easy to roll our gear most of the way to the beach. Don't miss the visiter center a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you are driving from Maryland side, you got to visit this beach.. its so different... the beautiful sand, the wild horses trotting about, so wild so pristine... its just a whole different place.. We camped in the backwater... Kayaked our way to the campsite on the backwaters...The place is a great contrast to the busy Ocean City Boardwalk... between... More

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LaGrange, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This area is BEAUTIFUL! We were here in early April. So, it was not crowded and a very crisp day. We were able to see 5-6 wild horses. We walked on the beach and watched dolphins as well. We could be there only a couple of hours, as we had a ferry to catch. It is WELL worth the trip.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Not sure how good access would be in the summer (having to cross a single causeway and fee entrance) but it was ideal in the winter. Once there, long walkable beach (and OSV permit ability out to the end of the cape). Parking just behind the dunes.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Such a beautiful beach. We try to come at least once a year. Love to stay in Chincoteague and then spend the day at the beach. Even if we don't see the horses it is always a pleasure.

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Assateague Island and neighboring Chincoteague Island are the perfect combination for great family vacation. The Assateague beach is unspoiled, wide and beautiful. The famous Chincoteague ponies roam the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge that encompasses the Assateague National Seashore. In the Fall and Winter a large number of migrating waterfowl can be seen on the island. The snow geese are spectacular.... More

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Middle River Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

A must side trip if you are visiting Ocean City, Maryland. The beach is wide and clean. The wild ponies are just walking around. Don't feed them though!

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

By far this was our best vacation ever with the girls. They loved every minute of the vacation. The ponies are amazing and what a treat to see nature up close and personal. The ponies tried to steal our lunch several times.

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Salladasburg, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Well given that our stay was cut short by the lovely little Nor'easter that showed up on our 3rd night, I'll tell you what I can. We had planned to stay 6 nights but encountered plan interuptous... :( We love to camp and I had never camped at the beach before and thought it would be fun. I've been to... More

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