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Assateague Beach

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Address: Assateague Island, VA

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Beautiful days, breathtaking nights!

We spent 4 beautiful days on the beach. While we were there, there was a meteor shower. They opened the beach up that night for viewing the meteors falling across the sky. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
tinanrandy
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Orrtanna, Pennsylvania
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very nice big beach and nature reservoir. There were some works on-going when we visited, so I do not give 5points. When the weather is not good enough for lying at the beach then you can still go for a hike, look for birds and horses or visit the lighthouse.

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Assateague beach is better than ocean city but WAY subpar when compared to OBX. The parking is limited and the people are, well, sort of walmarty. Expect to see a lot of tattooed up, smoking-while-cradling-a-baby types. If you can pay a bit more money, OBX is definitely better. Oh and you have to pay $8 per car for parking.

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Orrtanna, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We spent 4 beautiful days on the beach. While we were there, there was a meteor shower. They opened the beach up that night for viewing the meteors falling across the sky. We were able to lay on the beach in the dark, listening to the waves gently crashing onto the shore and watch the beautiful night sky as the... More 

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Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you can walk all the way to the end you can find large(6-8" or larger) Atlantic whelk shells. Make sure to go when it's low tide. It's a very clean beach. There are lifeguards in season. We were there in April on an unseasonably warm day so the water was still frigid!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

One of the countries unique parks. The NPS has invested a lot of money ( thanks, I suspect, to fee retention ) in newly paved roads and clean facilities. Too bad they only have cold showers and not warn showers found in the Maryland state facility at the north end of the island. Just another oddity from our national parks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great beach when you want to get away from all the noise at Ocean City. If you're lucky you'll get to see some of the beach horses out for a walk.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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412 reviews 412 reviews
279 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great views, and ponies running free all around, great place to check out if visiting Ocean City, Maryland, not too far away, and easy to get to. Can ride around park or walk, but watch all the bugs, can get quite much at times and depending on the time of year as well!

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VA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We love this place. BUT over the years we have learned a few things: 1. Reserving a site has become insane. Most people sit at a computer on opening day waiting to reserve the site they want, because the parks (both State and National) fill up so fast. July and August get filled VERY quickly. Even so, 2. AVOID the... More 

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beachiefoodie
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We did see the wild horses and we did enjoy white sand beaches. the parking was hard but it could have been worse. i don't remember whether there was food on the beach so definitely pack a meal. there are also playground equipment but they got too hot in the heat.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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395 reviews 395 reviews
138 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wander the beaches and dunes uncluttered by all the commercial trappings of Ocean City to the north, the beach is under NPS guidance.

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