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great beach

This is a great beach - a lot of sea shells, the kids were thrilled with collecting them. We went... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2017
Endicott, New York
very crowded!!!

parking is REALLY bad many people have to park along side of the road 100's of yards away & walk... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia
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“beautiful beach” (52 reviews)
“ocean city” (30 reviews)
“wild ponies” (42 reviews)
Assateague Island, VA
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

This is a great beach - a lot of sea shells, the kids were thrilled with collecting them. We went to North Beach and to South Beach, on the way we ran into the wild horses, that also thrilled the kids. On South Beach there...More

Thank gashley56
Reviewed October 9, 2017

parking is REALLY bad many people have to park along side of the road 100's of yards away & walk along the busy road about 4 port- a- jons for about I,000 people!!!! would be a good place if you buy the yearly 4 wheel...More

Thank bruced255
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We were there off season, so the beach was not very crowded. If you are walking around the refuge please wear mosquito repellent, they attack until you get to the sand! Great views, lots of shells, birds dolphins in view of shore. There were not...More

Thank GGtravel99
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

What a nice hidden gem. A nice spacious area, no problem parking. Not a fan of noisy crowded areas, this is heaven. Will enjoy coming back to this beach.

Thank Christopher F
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

As a Virginia costal native...Going to the Beach is a summer event. We always go to the beach, I have seen all types of beaches from Cuba to Mexico...but this is a small beach, a lovely hidden secret for people who dont want the commerical...More

Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Nice beach.has two beaches,two bays and walking trails. Can read upon history of beach.wild ponies walking around.sometimes next to car.20.00 gets you six day pass. Crabbing/fishing pier an additional cost.beach is clean.did not have mosquito issues .

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

To get father from the crowds, we rode our bikes as far away from the main beach area as we could and voila- others on bikes had done the same. Even carrying chairs and umbrellas, these people had ingenious bike trailers with room even for...More

Thank ValerieinVB
Reviewed August 11, 2017

This beach had amazing white sand and gorgeous shells. The shells we found at Ocean City were broken and in pieces, so the kids were thrilled to collect beautiful, full shells. Our hotel in OC even remarked on the difference. It does cost $20 per...More

Thank hotelguest2650
Reviewed August 2, 2017

The beach and its views are very nice, especially considering its more of a "public beach", it has lifeguards and several bathroom facilities. The park is great as well, but when they say bring mosquito repellent they are not kidding--bathe in it if you plan...More

2  Thank Lisa N
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Clean, well attended. Toilets and changing rooms in parking lot. Water is sooo blue but cold. Very *

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June 28, 2017|
Response from Leo M | Reviewed this property |
I saw Aids.
June 28, 2017|
Response from Lisa N | Reviewed this property |
I think so. I did see a couple places where there were long blue heavy mats down over the sand that I assumed were for people in wheelchairs. I don't think they went all the way down to the water--at least when I was... More