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Assateague Island National Seashore

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Address: 7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
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+1 410-641-1441

One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.

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We spent the afternoon watching the ponies !!! We were so excited to see them. We walked several trails and also traveled down to the Virginia end of the island to see the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent the afternoon watching the ponies !!! We were so excited to see them. We walked several trails and also traveled down to the Virginia end of the island to see the Assateague Lighthouse, worth the trip !! Truly a beautiful place, unspoiled by commercialization.

Thank idabob5426
Salford, Pennsylvania
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Visiting here was the absolute highlight of my girlfriend's and my trip to OC. We were honestly not very impressed with much in the area and were pretty satisfied with a decision not to return for anything, however that changed when we visited Assateague Island! We fell in love with the island as soon as we crossed the bridge and... More 

Montrose, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This requires a lot of walking, but definitely worth it. We saw wild ponies on the sand dunes. There is a lot of bird life as well.

Thank Deb L
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to spend the day. Lovely beach, trails to hike/bike and an abundance of wild life. Two visitor centers with lots of information about the park. And we did get to see a herd of horses with young ones. Don't forget to bring a camera to this place

Thank tautonbay
New Jersey
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We immensely enjoyed our visit to the Assateague National Park. There were ponies to see at several areas of the park, even on the road leading into the park. There are three trails that were recommended by the visitors center. The Marsh Trail was the best and entirely boardwalk so accessible to all.The Dune Trail is the longest and entirely... More 

Thank ckatmomi
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was in the wife's bucket list. I'm glad it was. Just nature at its best. Horses are magnificent by themselves but in this setting even more so. Stop at the visitor center before crossing the bridge. Two short films give you some background on the history of the Island which I recommend viewing There is also a short 3/4... More 

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 1 week 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
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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 wild ponies so close up. The beach is beautiful here and it is a nice... More 

Thank Kristy A
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Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 windier- but free from bugs. The bay side is worth visiting for a gorgeous sunset.

Thank doubleh123

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