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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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My family and I visited here when we vacationed in Ocean City, Maryland. Assateague is about a half... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amber H
New Philadelphia
Worth the drive

Took a drive to Assateague Island hoping to see the wild horses. We did get to see about 12 horses... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reading, Pennsylvania
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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
+1 410-641-1441
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Reviewed yesterday

My family and I visited here when we vacationed in Ocean City, Maryland. Assateague is about a half hour drive from there. It is well worth the drive! It's a natural beautiful beach and the horses are a wonderful bonus. We ended up coming to...More

Thank Amber H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a drive to Assateague Island hoping to see the wild horses. We did get to see about 12 horses. I have have the senior pass so we didn't have to pay the national park fee. Stop at the visitor center very educational. As it...More

Thank orangebear1479
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the perfect day here it is a lovely beach well-kept with lifeguards on duty all of the time there was a wedding going on whilst we were here which gives testament to the quality and beauty of the area. We spent a lovely...More

Thank Dawn V
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the 20-minute drive from OCMD to see the wild horses on Assateague Island - so glad we did! The beach and preserved areas were beautiful, and it was just amazing to observe the wild horses roaming free across the island - and roads....More

Thank TravelbugMelB2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great day we had along this national seashore! Being a National Park service site it was natural and pristine. Fantastic visitors center with a great couple of films explaining the history of this site. So thankful that it has been saved and maintained...More

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went yesterday and had a great time. Here's what we did. We drove from OC which took about a half hour. We stopped at the visitors' center first and got a map of the island and saw the 20 minute movie that gives a...More

Thank soccermom3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE were in Ocean City, Md. for the Labor Day week and decided to spend the day at Assateague Island. WHile driving over the bridge we came across three wild ponies walking along the road. We proceeded to go to the beach. It was a...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Assateague many times. My mom, my dog and I decided to take a day trip from NJ to see the ponies. We were not let down. Pony acrivity was the best I had seen. With that -unfortunately- you do get people...More

Thank HuckWeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yep, there they were all over the highway. Six on one side three on the other. My daughter got out of the car and took many many pictures. They are simply gorgeous animals. Even saw a few swimming in the water, have never seen that...More

1  Thank Carol A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horses, horses everywhere! Loved the beach, it was beautiful. At entranceways there are dressing rooms, showers to get sand off before returning to car, and the area is nice and clean. Make sure to stay in your car, as we watched horses stick their heads...More

Thank Craig H
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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