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Assateague State Park

7307 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin, MD 21811
(410)641-2120
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches
Activities: Camping
Description: State park that is managed by Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.
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Medford, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We loved this beach, however, it is not raked in the morning so there is a lot of debris all over the beach - mostly natural debris (driftwood, seaweed, fire remains?). The water happened to be extremely rough the day we were here. It was not crowded at all. Please make sure you pack your bug spray. In the time... More

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Tioga, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great experience for all ages. You can view horses from your vehicle or take one of the trails to see the horses in plain sight. Remember to follow the rules and guidelines given by the ticket booth. You cannot feed or pet the horses. At the ticket booth we were told there were 101 horses on the... More

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Denver, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I love the beach but the wild horses are my favorite. One complaint about the beach is that they must let ppl build fired on the beach cause when you walk thru the sand, you feet turn black,

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Salisbury, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Not so crowded beaches, wild horses on the National side, a really nice family spot. PLEASE don't pet or feed the WILD ponies! help keep them free and wild by just watching them from a safe distance.

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Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Just spent a fabulous week here with my family. Gorgeous weather and tons of ponies and other wildlife including many dolphin sightings. The campground is very nicely maintained and campsites are fairly spacious. The beach is truly incredible; soft sand and incredibly clean. My husband and I went on a great kayaking trip on the bay lead by 2 rangers/naturalists... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved it... very clean beach, saw the ponies... Love the more quiet beach as opposed to OCMD.. Bathrooms every so often so very convenient. Lifeguards were on duty

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Winchester, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

They have renovated most of the bath houses in this campground, improving my rating. This is where the wild ponies roam free. Quiet hours are respected and enforced. There is a camp store and restaurant with ice cream for sale. They offer kayaking trips on the bay for only $10 per person. Along the way, we stopped and went clamming... More

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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had a great time with our sons and families...the water was great...the first time at the beach for two of my grandchildren...but, all of them loved it..So nice to be able to pet the ponies.... We were staying at "The Home of the Brave" and it was especially nice for the park to give the free pass to my military... More

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Hooversville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Assateague State Park has been a family favorite for 3 generations in our family. We love everything about the island! First of all, there is nothing there, but sand, beach, animals and bugs! It is a great place to park your rig. You need to make your own fun. If you cannot do that, then a trip there could prove... More

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Salisbury
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We live locally but camp here once a year. Great beach and bike riding...can kayak on the bayside of the island too. I know everyone comes to see the horses but please listen to all the signs. In fifteen we have yet to have a visit where a horse didn't tear up a beach chair or someones screen tent because... More

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