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“our favorite beach - 15 min from home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Assateague Beach

Assateague Beach
Assateague Island, VA
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Bishopville, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“our favorite beach - 15 min from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We live 10 min from Ocean City MD and 15 min from Assateague Island. But we prefer AI hands down!! It is much more private and less people. We have OSV pass so we can drive right onto the beach which is super nice since we can pile all our beach gear, surf rods, grill, food, and towels into it and not have to worry about carrying stuff from a parking lot to the beach. The park also has a lot of free programs for all ages to learn about animals, hiking, beach, etc. Must do if you are visiting the area and have kids.

Visited October 2012
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Norfolk
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Absolutely, wonderfully non-commercial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Love that there are no commercial distractions on this beach! You can really appreciate the smell of the salt air, the ebb and flow of the tides, and just being on the beach for the sake of being on the beach.

Visited July 2012
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New Jersey
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“Beautiful in December”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

No crowds this time year, just the two of us and the wildlife. We walked the loop and strolled the beach which was beautiful and peaceful. We were lucky to come across 8 ponies that were grazing.

Visited December 2012
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“What A Great Beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Assateague Beach is a great place to visit! It is a really big, nice and clean beach! There are a lot of crunched up seashells so it is hard to find any nice whole shells but I had fun searching! The waves are decent sized and the water is pretty clear so it is fun to run in! There are many parking spaces and nice bathrooms available. There are also showering areas to rinse your feet off which is helpful. On the opposite side of the beach there are little marshy areas that seem fun to look around in. Also we didn't see any horses on the beach like we thought we would. We actually took a boat cruise and drove slowly looking through the wooded areas on the way to the beach to see the horses. I love Assateague Beach because it is just the beach! There is no boardwalk or shops anywhere on the beach...just you and nature at it's finest!

Visited July 2012
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north Fairfield , ohio
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“Best beach experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We rented a house that was on the beach on the bay side near Cape Charles but the kids loved this beach so we ended up driving up here 4 times that week, We were there doing the roundup and got to see the ponies in the pen. Beach is very clean! plenty of bathroom/changing areas.
Will defiantely be back

Visited July 2012
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