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Assateague State Park
Based on 261 traveler reviews
Mar 28, 2015 by: Joan C from
Very lovely and natural beach, very clean, and horse siting are exciting and fun. High recommended. The rest rooms are clean but not fancy and the whole area is well kept. Watch out for the ponies as you are coming and going.
There's no place like home...
Mar 26, 2015 by: noori_8 from DC Metropolitan Area
Assateague is one of those places that makes it OK to live in the very crowded Mid-Atlantic. Between the Maryland State Park, the National Seashore and Chincoteague (the Virginia side of the island), you're sure to find just about any sort of beach experience you're looking for. The one experience you won't find, though, is crowded boardwalks and bars. More like miles of ocean crashing onto wide beaches, surf fishing, fun trails, bay-side recreation and ponies. Two things to note about Assateague: away from the beach, the mosquitoes are hellish in the summer and the under-tow is powerful.
Beautiful place, don't miss it.
Mar 06, 2015 by: Cathy H from
This is one of our favorite places to go. We are fortunate to live only miles away. I take many pictures there, of not only the beaches, but of the many wild horses and deer that roam the island. The beaches are beautiful and go on for miles. It is nature is it's finest. It has gotten more and more popular because it is getting very crowed in Ocean City. They have made several more parking areas and bathroom, which were needed. Make sure you stop by the Visitor's Center. It was redone and it is lovely for children too. They have a movie about the Island and the horses . If you go in the summer, bring bug spray, as it is all natural. Many people camp there too.
More than Expected!
Feb 25, 2015 by: mariadB7667SZ from
I visited Assateague State Park with a group of friends and my boyfriend. All I knew about the park previously was that it was a sister to the more well-known Chincoteague Island. Not surprisingly, I loved this place! We started out in the visitor center, where we got to learn about some of the flora and fauna and history of the island. After that, we hit some of the hiking trails. They were very comfortable and easy for us beginner hikers, and the scenery was beautiful! It was really interesting to see the old highway, and walking on it helped ease a couple of our group who were having trouble walking in the sand for long periods of time. After hiking, we took our picnic lunch on the beach. It was a really beautiful place to visit, definitely something I would do often if I lived closer. My sole complaint was that we only saw two of the famous ponies, both on the drive in. But of course, that's not something that can be controlled, and it was really interesting learning about the ponies and how they help raise funds by auctioning off the right to name new foals! I'd recommend this park to pretty much anyone - it is kid-friendly, great for groups or couples, but would be just as fun solo. Just make sure you bring your camera!
Wild Horses of Assateague State Park��
Feb 23, 2015 by: JPB195528 from Latham, New York
You will love Assateague park you will discover thing so bring your camera with you. There a lot of great photo opportunities to take pictures of course there are the wild horses the ocean and nature to There is a charge to get in the park but it worth it so bring the one you love or a friend with you to share the experience of the state park two thumb up.
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