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Assateague Island National Seashore

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Address: 7206 National Seashore la, Assateague Island, MD 21811
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+1 410-641-1441

One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.

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Visiting the Assateague Island National Seashore in January Is a Special Experience

The Assateague Island National Seashore is a very special place. Our dog and ourselves enjoyed walking the miles of pristine beaches, with the constant breaking of large Atlantic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Donal O
Spoleto, Italy
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Spoleto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Assateague Island National Seashore is a very special place. Our dog and ourselves enjoyed walking the miles of pristine beaches, with the constant breaking of large Atlantic waves. Clean air. A wonderful place to reacharge one's batteries! We liked visiting the National Seashore so much that we went there on three successive days! On one of the days, we... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got to see the horses but they were on the sidewalks next to the road only. I would have liked to see them running on the beach or roaming the marshes. Ranger said they stay marsh side in winter because it's too buggy to go there in the summer. We saw one older colt, so cute, the rest full... More 

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love visiting Assateague each year while staying in Ocean City. Not only is seeing the wild ponies a unique experience, the view from the beach is beautiful.

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Richland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is perfect if you love nature. Have been camping there for years. There are no hookups. Most parts of the park permit quiet generators until 10pm. You are right at the beach. Ponies roam all over the park. Bring your camera. Please keep your food locked in your car or in your hard side camper. Do not touch,... More 

Thank Barb9331
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the National seashore, not the state park right in front. State park was closed anyway. We were camping for 1 night, Bayside quiet zone with a tent. Was like 30 bucks, You can hear the generators from the non quiet zone. Before you rent a spot, drive through ans see what is available, some sites have good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful national seashore. There is not a lot of easy access, though there are a few very nice driving tours and great walking tours at the south end. The light house is not accessible and work on the road has closed the paths to and from the parking lot. Take the handicapped access road. There are no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy coming back here. I like seeing wildlife when I visit and enjoy the beach. This is perfect for families with children or a solo visit. The beach is very clean and less crowded than the Ocean City Beach.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was $20 to enter the park but was valid for a week. The first day we spent in OC was rainy so we drove around the park and saw a few horses. We came back on a nicer day to enjoy the beach. There is also a few hiking trails through the park.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is hands down one of the favorite spots I've ever visited! Not only is the nature wonderful but what really makes it unique is of course all the wild horses walking around and moving freely on this seashore. Such a unique experience to watch them walk on the beach and stroll amongst the trees. If we go back we'll... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Assateague was a wonderful place to visit! My husband and I wanted to do something active and outdoors for spring break, didn't want to spend much, and wanted a new experience. We chose assateague based on recommendations from friends and coworkers. Loved it! Was easy to get around on bike, still a little chilly in April but nice for biking.... More 

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