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Assateague State Park

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Address: 7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811
Phone Number: (410)641-2120
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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State park that is managed by Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.

State park that is managed by Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.

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Better Beach that O.C.

I live 45 minutes away from both Assateague and Ocean City, MD. I always choose Assateague for the beach. Plus you can rent(or take your own) kayak and explore the bay, which is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melanie C
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Salisbury, Maryland
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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live 45 minutes away from both Assateague and Ocean City, MD. I always choose Assateague for the beach. Plus you can rent(or take your own) kayak and explore the bay, which is also beautiful. Great tourist center on the way in, just before the bridge. If you want stores, amusement parks, bars, etc., go to O.C. If you want... More 

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Manteca, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cute little island. Nothing there except the visitor's center, it is real nature which is nice. Who doesn't like wild horses? They are very tame and come up to you looking for food.

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Thank aangelacu
Orlando
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great clean beach with an occasional horse sighting. Big fun waves, a little store, and snack bar. If you are not a resident, the price is a little higher but if you make it a day trip, it is so worth it. Would always recommend if you are in OC.

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Thank Kim C
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable day here today. Beach is very family friendly. Pleanty of parking. Reasonable price of admission. Nice place to go walking. Good to visit at differnt time of the year.

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Thank disneyworldke85
Edison, New Jersey
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118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get out of your car and take advantage of the walking paths and boardwalks. A good place to spend an afternoon without being too strenuous.

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Thank golfnut51
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Assateague is a nice place to enjoy nature including the marsh and sea birds along with some other woodland birds and deer along with the wild ponies. Just be sure to bring insect repellent in the summer. Very early visits are best as there are fewer people and the experiences a little more personal. Although I have never gone for... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My husband surprised me with a trip to Chincoteague Island for our anniversary, so we decided to check out Assateague State Park, which is a very short drive--about 10 minutes--away. Full disclosure--we are not outdoorsy in ANY WAY--but you don't have to be to enjoy the beauty of this state park. We saw wild horses, amazing birds, a lighthouse, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The beach is great! I love that it is not as crowded as Ocean City. Great for families. Pack a cooler and spend the day. If you want to drive on you will have to go early.

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Thank Meridith G
Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My husband and I stopped by in January of 2016. The beach is gorgeous and there was hardly anyone there. We found a few pieces of sea glass but not much else. I can't wait to come back she. It is warmer. The campsites looked very nice.

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Thank Kim30Chip
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

It is a very pretty park and we saw plenty of wild horses and a gorgeous beach. Great walking and biking trails, and parking. Lots of photo opportunities.

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