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Assateague Island National Seashore

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7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
+1 410-641-1441
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Always a good visit

The day I visited, it was raining so horses were taking shelter. But when the sun appeared, the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Anita K
Hagerstown, Maryland
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So beautiful!

Absolutely gorgeous! Surrounded by a wildlife refuge, Assateague is probably one of my new favorite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wild horses” (203 reviews)
“bay side” (53 reviews)
“ocean city” (142 reviews)
7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
+1 410-641-1441
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The day I visited, it was raining so horses were taking shelter. But when the sun appeared, the horses were visible. Wear long sleeves / jeans because the mosquitoes were plentiful and annoying. But what a wonderful place to visit.

Thank Anita K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous! Surrounded by a wildlife refuge, Assateague is probably one of my new favorite places to visit. There are not enough words to share the quiet, peaceful, beauty of the seashore. Plan to spend the day here...walking the beach and the trails.

Thank beth070303
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I loved the island, really handicap friendly, even the walk way to the beach there was a bench and a huge space to sit there with a wheel chair and relax. Bathrooms accessible, clean, dog friendly. Gorgeous views.

2  Thank Lisbeth T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've camped here three times. The wild ponies roaming around make this a very exciting place to be. There are also a lot of small deer around. You can camp Oceanside or Bayside. The biking and hiking trails are fabulous.

Thank mcojmo2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the wide ocean Beach to nice, short trails, to the horses, Assateague is a great spot for families. I wouldn't go solely for the beach because of the entrance fee, but there are plenty of other activities to see and do.

Thank Brendan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through here on our way to Virginia. Loved seeing the horses, but witnessed the horses tearing through some peoples stuff. They really mean it when they say don't get close to the horses. Beautiful beaches and scenery. The horses were very pretty also...More

Thank beckls65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful please to visit and hits my top ten places list . I have excellent photos that I can't seem to share here..

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We lucked out when we arrived to find that today was a free day to enter national parks, a savings of $20, awesome. But the beach was so beautiful it would have been well worth the money. It was a lovely day and we saw...More

Thank Trvl4Funb455
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The island is beautiful and the wildlife is amazing. You can rent kayaks or bikes or paddleboards. There is swimming and camping, The park rangers were wonderful - I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a real East Coast escape - whether for...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a magical place. There are not many places in the USA where you find wild horses walking right next to your car - note and some cases blocking your path. Great camping available and ocean access.

1  Thank David W
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August 19, 2017|
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Response from NYnick1 | Reviewed this property |
You do have to enter the park to see the horses, but they are everywhere (not just the beach). You could pay for 1 day parking as well. You will be able to get good pictures. I went twice in one week and wasn't disappointed... More
August 5, 2017|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
They are brought over to Chincoteague the last week in July for a few days, then taken back to Assateague
Marilyn P
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Torontotimes | Reviewed this property |
Free to enter the visitors centre . There is a fee per vehicle to enter the island. Its worth the visit. Enjoy the flora and fauna on the island. Sighting the ponies may be difficult this time