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Assateague Beach

Assateague Island, VA
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A nature lover's dream

The national park on this barrier island is a spectacular place to explore. We had 2 carloads of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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$20 per car, depends on the age of your children if they'll enjoy it

We visited with a 2yo and 7yo, who enjoyed looking at the ponies but quickly lost interest after... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
New York City, New York
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“ocean city” (27 reviews)
“wild ponies” (40 reviews)
Assateague Island, VA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The national park on this barrier island is a spectacular place to explore. We had 2 carloads of people and we visited 3 times during our vacation week in the area. There were two of us with National Park Senior passes so we were able...More

2  Thank 20hdk
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited with a 2yo and 7yo, who enjoyed looking at the ponies but quickly lost interest after they realized they couldn't touch or go near them. The beach is very pretty, but we were there in the off season so the beach at Ocean...More

1  Thank Crowski1
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While we were at Lighthouse then went to Beach It was smoke free awesome BeachBut if you want to swim must go in June July.

Thank Ramesh P
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Nice walk on the beach. Beach was fairly clean. Very pretty dunes. Didn't see any horses on the beach but still enjoyed it.

Thank krisom
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to visit for The day. Of course the horses were the high light of the trip! Disappointed it cost to get in especially with a family on a budget .

2  Thank joan19541
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Dan, wildlife ranger on duty acknowledged us upon our entering the visitors center. Sensing our interest in many facets of the refuge he gave us an overview of their responsibilities, duties & enforcement needed to keep both human & animal safe. Dan is a treasure-...More

Thank FlossEm77
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Great time biking on the island great trails . October is a great time to go not to crowed.Enjoyed all the nature Birds horses even saw whales in the ocean.

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Maryland State park (not national park) Went from Wed - Sun the third week in October. Off season in a tent. The first 2 days (wed, thur) we had great weather with an empty beach, empty campground but the mosquitos were really bad because of...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were informed and put in at two locations on the island. Very peaceful kayaking. After we finished kayaking, we were treated to seeing a six week old fold which we were told is very rare. We saw more ponies as we were leaving. This...More

Thank Chuck R
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went across to the island the day that "Matthew" struck the Va Beach and Norfolk Coast areas and again the following morning. Both visits were spectacular in their own right. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of nature at its extremes. No ponies in sight, though!

Thank Robert G
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pamela f
Is there lots of change on the beach to pickup
10 May 2017|
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What time and month is the best for seeing lots of wild ponies? What about Fall and Spring? Thank you!
21 October 2016|
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Marie L
can I bring findo?
13 August 2016|
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If Findo is your dog, the answer is no.