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Assateague State Park

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Nice beach

Assateague state park is a nice Beach because it's small and fairly Limited. The amenities are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salisbury, Maryland
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Pretty beach!

If you don’t want to spend $20 to get the the National Shoreline just stop by this State Park which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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State park that is managed by Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.
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7307 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin, MD 21811-2653
+1 410-641-2120
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Assateague state park is a nice Beach because it's small and fairly Limited. The amenities are excellent. They have a nice snack bar and locker room facilities with showers. It's best to get there early to be sure of parking and a place on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you don’t want to spend $20 to get the the National Shoreline just stop by this State Park which is located next door. It will cost you much less but experience will be almost similar since the wild ponies don’t know/ don’t have borders.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank O6378WFannag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, but the black flies will drive you away even if you use bug spray. Fortunately, we got to see the horses before that. Come prepared. Wrap yourself in a mosquito net--it's that bad. Draws blood. The dressing room is something from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LaMarDick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you like to see wild life this is the place the biggest thing you will see is the wild horses. they are free to go where they like there are birds and small animals but you will have to stop and look to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bill E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove both ends of the island. Maryland and Virginia. Not connected anymore due to hurricane erosion but worth the drive to reach both. Saw many wild horses and a few deer. Waterfowl are everywhere. This is our third or fourth trip

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank edspotts1
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful walk on the beach. Didn’t think I was going to see any horses and then there they were. Only two but I was super excited to see them just roaming free. Totally worth the trip. Only did the Maryland end this time. Will head...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ErinV924
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We brought my out of town sister and brother-in-law this summer (July) for their first visit to AI and they thoroughly enjoyed it and got to see at least a dozen of the wild horses just driving and walking along! We stopped at the Information...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I guess it is neat to see wild horses wandering in the park, but the poor beasts have been so exposed to humans that they didn't seem wild to me. I think the horses have been desensitized to human encounters. We did see a mare...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nelson H
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Had not been to Assateague since I was a child, this trip brought back memories, seeing the horses wandering free around the island was awesome. There were lots of campers using tents on the dunes and the beach was really clean and beautiful. I highly...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Larry D
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Very beautiful. We found the pony's in the camp grounds. Also a lot of birds travel through the area so really good birding during the migratory times. There were ton's of mosquitos so be prepared with bug spray.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles M
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from mjmaine | Reviewed this property |
No, but if you head down to Chincoteague, you can find a few companies that do boat tours.
August 26, 2018|
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Response from ewakub | Reviewed this property |
yes they are
Jimmy B
July 20, 2018|
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Response from MVP515 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , did not camp either side.