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Assateague Island National Seashore

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The visitor’s center is great. You need to be careful of the wild ponies. They are easy to spot and... read more

Reviewed today
Washington DC, District of Columbia

Overall, I did not find much in the OC area that impressed me. But Assateague Island was the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
North Lewisburg, Ohio
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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
+1 410-641-1441
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Reviewed today

The visitor’s center is great. You need to be careful of the wild ponies. They are easy to spot and they leave their “stuff” on the paths and roads. This is a national park so there is an entrance fee. They honor the Golden Passport.

Thank Brellie
Reviewed 5 days ago

BUGS...lots of them...mosquitoes, and other flying, creeping insects. I pity the poor horses. Only a stiff wind keeps the bugs away. The seashore was uncrowded,and amazingly un-littered, so it seems that most visitors have respect for the natural beauty. I found the beach worth the...More

Thank Nelson H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Overall, I did not find much in the OC area that impressed me. But Assateague Island was the exception! The best views, the quietest beach, and of course the beautiful wild horses! I’ve been talking about that place since we were there in July and...More

Thank BumgarnerRo
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were actually heading for the Virginia side of the seashore and accidentally ended up on the Maryland side following a sign. As he said, it was a mistake worth making. The visitor's center was very good and the whole area beckoned....More

Thank sullific
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wished I would have seen this prior planning the trip. We were vacationing in oceans city where there is beach. Instead of paying the $20, we went to the State Park beach area. We ended up seeing some horses, but we lounged on the...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t come to swim—just to poke around and see the ponies. We’ve been to the Maryland side of Assateague many times over the years but never the VA side. At $20 a car, it would be a little pricey for just a drive through...More

Thank Tjshade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bring your swimsuit and sunblock even in October! And expect crowds. This seashore provides such a lovely experience and one I can’t recommend enough! Seeing the wild ponies is a magical experience not to be found elsewhere. Just bring your bug repellent...there are TONS of...More

Thank wilsonhillworks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the road down to the beach. We saw egrets, herons, and a small group of ponies from the southern herd all from the car as we were driving. There were places to pull off and enjoy the sightings if you wanted. Really enjoyed...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really wanted to love this place because of all of the positive reviews, but we were pretty disappointed. We came to see horses because that’s what the island is famous for, but we only saw 1 horse and it was in the parking lot...More

3  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I paid $20 to enter, and were told that our dog was not actually allowed anywhere except the beach (the website is misleading... Just know it not worth bringing your dog unless you just want to enjoy the beach). We drove one...More

1  Thank Suzanne M
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Karen B
May 16, 2018|
Response from db7477 |
It’s close to Berlin, MD. Your best approach would be to head to Virginia Beach and take the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to the Eastern Shore and continue North on HWY 13.
Raquel G
May 14, 2018|
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Response from Colleen D | Reviewed this property |
Yes - but you have to go off of the island to do it. The place we rented kayaks was not too far off of the Verazzano Bridge. We had an amazing couple of hours and the price was reasonable.