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Assateague Island National Seashore
Based on 251 traveler reviews
We would highly recommend visiting here.
Jul 24, 2014 by: DebbieVandalia_Ohio from Vandalia, Ohio
It was strange but interesting to be driving or walking and suddenly come upon horses. Of course we took pictures and then just enjoyed watching them. The national seashore also has three short hiking trails, each of which were a half mile long. Each trail focuses on a different ecosystem: the marsh, the forest, and the dunes, respectively. We totally enjoyed walking these trails. We found all of them to be very well kept and are completely wheelchair accessible. The downside was that dogs are not welcome on the trails. Everything was very clean and beautiful. We would highly recommend visiting here.
No place like it in America
Jul 24, 2014 by: Greg D from Colchester, Vermont, United States
Nobody lives here, no stores, no businesses. Just Federal and State Camping, thats it. Oh, and hundreds of wild horses. Amazing to visit for a day, or to camp out like we did. Horses roaming free on the beach, by our tent, they could be and are anywhere and everywhere. Only warning, be in your tent for the night by dusk. The mosquitos are the worst i have ever experienced at night. Deet will not help.
NEVER TIRE of Assateague!
Jul 23, 2014 by: Regina K from
We saw wild ponies, a school of dolphin swimming close enough to view and pelicans! The kids LOVED their day! Wonderful time at the Visitor's center where the kids got to touch a hermit crab and other sea creatures. Wonderful film, nice exhibits. Even though I'm disabled we were able to walk the bridge and view the water from high above. **Assateague ponies are there all year round. Virgina moves theirs the end of July. I've only been to the National Park, so this review is of it. LOVE it! Rangers guided the horses away when they took over the bath house. I was there with my 10 yr old, 13 yr old and 16 yr old all day. The water was warm before Arthur (the storm) and ICY cold after, but we loved the warm, soft sand and still played at water's edge. We preferred the middle beach. North Beach was crowded and South was worse, but at the center we had the beach mostly to ourselves. No problems with bugs, some flies at the bathouse, but none on the beach. Horses are spectacular! Bring your own lunch and drinks and PLEASE don't litter! We took home 3 pounds of other people's garbage off the North beach. FREE to me because I am disabled. I had no problems getting from my car to the beach. It was close by. Bathrooms are roomy. $15 for a carload of family for the day and no parking fees...cheaper than Ocean City! I saw people fishing, but didn't see anyone make a catch.
Will be back! Very nice!
Jul 21, 2014 by: Crystal W from Denver, North Carolina
The beach is very nice and I absolutely love seeing the wild horses as you drive in. I would live to see them on the beach or in the water some time. You do have to pay for parking.
Jul 21, 2014 by: GWStudent07 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
I love it here. I went to the back-country camping site 4 miles away from the ranger station on the ocean side and was able to see so many horses that way. It is a lovely place. Not too remote though, since the fishermen can drive around the beach, but it's close to DC!
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