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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
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Orrtanna, Pennsylvania
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Orrtanna, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Park and Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island is a great place for immersing oneself in nature. We enjoy driving, walking, and biking along the many paths in the woods, along the marshes and along the shoreline. There's a lighthouse to climb, interesting educational displays at the Visitor's Center to see, and diverse wildlife to view -especially the famous... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I am a mosquito magnet and literally had over 30 bites in the five minutes before some kind gentleman took pity on me and offered me some spray. Besides the massive amount of itching, Assateague Beach was stunning. The ponies came so close and we even saw dolphins as we sat on the beach. An old shipwreck added even more... More 

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