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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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Bike riding

Very nice to ride bikes, saw the wild ponies. The rangers were very helpful in the visitor center... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sherri S
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Nature and ponies!

We drove down twice while staying in Ocean City to visit here. Both times we saw wild horses. Some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristy A
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7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
+1 410-641-1441
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice to ride bikes, saw the wild ponies. The rangers were very helpful in the visitor center, giving us a map of the trails and explaining them. Wear bug spray as I did get bitten up by mosquitoes.

Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove down twice while staying in Ocean City to visit here. Both times we saw wild horses. Some were even up right at people's campsites. The next day we saw horses in the road and on the bike path. It was great to see...More

Thank Kristy A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took a spontaneous trip to Maryland to get away from it all, and a very nice Denny's waitress recommended to go to Assategeaue. It was too cold to swim but the weather was perfect to walk along the beach and see some ponies.

1  Thank Isabelle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to see this National Park to believe it! Assateague is home to about 300 wild horses, they roam freely around the island... in and around campsites, parking lots, beaches and marshy areas. It's simply beautiful! We stayed on the ocean side which is...More

Thank doubleh123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to add much more to what other posters have written here as this is truly beautiful, unspoiled nature. Walking the boardwalks/paths, exploring the beach and checking out the ponies is fun but shouldn't take up a lot of your time as there isn't as...More

Thank TFopinion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife is a huge Misty of Chincoteague fan, so we had to stop by here again. Gorgeous scenery, and the two days we were there, plenty of ponies. Great photo ops. The gift shop is very nice. A very pleasant way to pass a...More

1  Thank jamesmV8881UF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this beach on a warm day in April while we were camping close by at Fort Whaley. Our first time here, definitely not the last. The beach was so clean and beautiful, and we can't wait to return! Saw a wild pony on...More

Thank 545nicolee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard that the ocean side might be a little chilly during early May, so we ventured over to the Bay side. The air was much warmer, the water was warm enough to swim in, although very shallow. We went to the ocean side to...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love coming here. So much to do. Stop at the visitors center to get information as to what you can do and see their exhibits They alsoo have a movie that is very interesting. Be prepared and bring suntan lotion, bug repellant, hats and...More

2  Thank oc pat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is wide and sandy so plenty of room for children and adults to play. The beach is easily accessible and there are trails close by along with a visitor center. There is a lighthouse that can be visited, but beware of mosquitoes as...More

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Can you bring wine to the federal side for a picnic?
May 16, 2017|
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Are there picnic areas with grills for day trips?
May 14, 2017|
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Response from doubleh123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes- picnic tables, not sure about grills at public parking spots.
a. Can we be in the water on the beach while the horses are walking right there around us? I would love to take pictures with them around us. b. Do we need tickets for Pony Swim Day? c. If we go to Pony Swim Day (seems like it will be on July 26th this year) will we still be able to see horses on the beach the day before (Tuesday, July 25th) at Assateague Island National Seashore? I need this experience to be amazing so we can have a yearly trip here. I love horses! Thanks in advance
May 5, 2017|
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Response from Sailorsgirl | Reviewed this property |
We encountered the horses on the roads near the wetlands as we came into the Park. They are not tame. They can hurt you if you get too close. Go to the Visitor's Center for more information about not approaching horses... More