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Assateague Island National Seashore

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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went specifically to see the wild horses. On the Maryland side (I don't know about the VA side), there are very few spots to actually pull over and see them. If you park along the road to look at them, the rangers come around...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Terrie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at this park. Get there early as the beach fills up fast we got there around 9am and it was very quiet. There was a group of 6 horses on the side of the road that we saw on our...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chefshimpy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the park on 4th of July weekend and it clearly was a popular WE! Still we had no problem entering (MD entrance not VA), there were only small queues and to get welcomed by wild horses was really nice. It is very well...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank chantalspit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Marsh Trail walk on the Wildlife Loop, which was nice and we were even able to take a stroller, but oh my the mosquitoes were HUGE and relentless. I’m not sure if the bugs are always bad or if we just came...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sooz718
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The national seashore is really great, and by that I mean the beach. Definitely fit for families, however note that the bathrooms are pit toilets. There are changing stalls as well and a shower for you to rinse off. Be aware that anyplace in the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank C-Pat21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here while camping on the State side. We went to the crabbing program. It is crab and release which was comforting for our daughter. The Ranger gave a good presentation and provided all of the equipment. We quickly started catching crabs and it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jayneg635
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a much better value than other beaches in the area. $20 for a week or free with a Golden Age pass etc. Lots to see and do. Action for kids like how to classes from canoeing to crabbing and a bunch in-between. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 347chuckb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group consisted of five adults and a seven-year-old. We planned for sometime to primitive/tent camp on the beach. We read all the tips for camping on sand and all were experienced campers. Almost nothing we were told or read prepared us for this adventure....More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank juppole
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

We came for the beach and had the added bonus of seeing the horses. The beach is fantastic, with hard packed sand making it easy to walk for miles. Did not experience any bugs during our visit. Arrived before 10 AM and had our choice...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed August 10, 2019

Can’t go to Ocean City, MD without a trip to Assateague to see the horses. Such. Peaceful spot to view free roaming horses. The kids and adults will love it!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Debbie K
August 16, 2019|
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Response from Sassy_scientist7879 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was actually $20 for an entire week. But even if you’re only staying for a day, you have to pay the $20....
Daniella S
August 11, 2019|
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Response from Sbyman | Reviewed this property |
It’s a short walk to the beach to the ocean but it’s a little bit of a longer walk from the parking lot to the beach, but you could sit down at a picnic table if you needed to rest.
Mary B
August 9, 2019|
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Response from Sbyman | Reviewed this property |
A lot. You might see them as soon as you cross over the bridge on your way into the park or they could be out in the marsh area or just about anywhere. I have seen them up on the beach at sunrise on some of the mornings that... More