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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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Really Incredible

Beautiful trip. Camped at the ocean side and really had such a nice time. Still chilly in April for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
luv2Trvl017
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Rome, New York
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Beach with Horses

My friend and I visited here and had a great day together. We saw some horses and since it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toni112950
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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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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” (213 reviews)
“ocean city” (145 reviews)
“visitor center” (67 reviews)
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7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
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+1 410-641-1441
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"wild horses"
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"ocean city"
in 145 reviews
"visitor center"
in 67 reviews
"state park"
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"national seashore"
in 38 reviews
"ocean side"
in 34 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 9 reviews
"roam freely"
in 9 reviews
"week pass"
in 10 reviews
"barrier island"
in 15 reviews
"senior pass"
in 10 reviews
"ranger station"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 21 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 33 reviews
"off road"
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"crab"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful trip. Camped at the ocean side and really had such a nice time. Still chilly in April for the water and staying in a tent at night, but no bugs and saw plenty of wildlife (horses, deer, birds, crabs, etc.). Horses were very active...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited here and had a great day together. We saw some horses and since it was off-season we had the beach almost to ourselves. A gorgeous day with sun and sand and a lovely light wind. I would love to go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a day here on our trip to ocean city and we're so happy we did. We saw many wild ponies up close. They were in the campground and along the road so we didn't have to look hard to find them. We then...More

Thank amanda g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met an old friend here for a bicycle ride. She is from PA and I came up from VA. We rode our bikes along the trails and stopped at a few of the posted areas of interest. As we were riding down the main...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can only say it's a must see....it's so beautiful and peaceful it's hard describe. Only pictures can show the wonder of this place. The ponies are beautiful to photograph. REMEMBER NOT TO FEED OR TOUCH THEM....they are wild animals and become to friendly nears...More

Thank Waveridingcpl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Camped at Bayside and enjoyed the many views in the park. Seeing the wild horses was a bucket list item! The park and facilities are fantastic. Staff were friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

Thank Cat H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went the last weekend in March for a camping trip. Weather conditions were not ideal (cold, damp, and windy the first night) but we avoided crowds and still enjoyed the lovely scenery. Bring bikes as you can bike to the different short hikes (Marsh,...More

1  Thank d3parks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a cool windy day in early April. Watched a fascinating short film on the wild horses at the National Park Visitors Center— drove over the bridge onto Assateague Island, and immediately saw three horses grazing down by the bay! We took the...More

1  Thank Liz R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not having done our proper research this was an awesome surprise. The visitor center was informative and the ranger told us where the ponies had been spotted a few hours earlier. We saw about 7 of the ponies which was a huge hit with the...More

2  Thank LV2travelmore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my 2nd time here and love this place. However, no shade and can be very buggy. Something was biting me all night this time around not sure what it was. I sprayed and helped a bit. There is absolutely no shade and water...More

2  Thank Thomas_M_13742
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travelbug5115
April 3, 2018|
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Response from janelle h | Reviewed this property |
They are probably there but just know that you may not see them. They are wild and can go where they want to. When we went last summer, we were advised to go early in the morning or late afternoon. Well, we didn't get... More
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Ryan S
Sorry for the repeated questions, if this is duplicate. My wifi disconnected as I was sending this. I will be visiting the area in a couple of weeks with a friend. He will be camping, but I will be at a hotel. I am trying to find a hotel that is cheaper and not too far from the island. I see that Ocean City and Chincoteague are the two areas that are usually recommended. Ocean City seems expensive and Chincoteague doesn't appear to connect to the island, correct? I am also afraid of some bridges if there is a height issue. What are the bridges into the seashore (611) and the bridge into Ocean City (Ocean Gateway) like? Are they bad for somebody with the fear of heights? Any other suggestions for cities and towns that would be easy to navigate to (for somebody afraid of heights) and not too far away?
March 6, 2018|
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Response from bob A | Reviewed this property |
The Bay bridge may be a problem for you. It is high with not so good railings so it look even worse. You may want to go north and come back down the Eastern Shower. It is about 50 miles longer. None of the bridges into... More
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Gerrilynn G
February 6, 2018|
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Response from Nicole R | Reviewed this property |
Nothing is close enough to walk unless you're camping.
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