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Assateague Island National Seashore

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7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
+1 410-641-1441
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A national treasure

I love this beach. It is free of commercialism, and simply beautiful. Even getting here is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Penfield, New York

Went to Assateague National Park on vacation. It is truly one of the best National Parks I've been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“ocean city” (135 reviews)
7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
+1 410-641-1441
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love this beach. It is free of commercialism, and simply beautiful. Even getting here is a delight because you will probably see the ponies along the way. Arriving via route 611, just before the bridge to cross over to the island is an information...More

Thank B_in_Penfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Assateague National Park on vacation. It is truly one of the best National Parks I've been to. Super clean park and beach. As you drive into the park, be on the lookout for all the horses. They are everywhere! You will see them...More

Thank NYnick1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love being able to drive onto the beach and enjoy the ocean at our feet. Lines are long in season and it's best to go early or wait until late afternoon. Only 145 vehicles allowed on the beach at a time. Wild horses can be...More

Thank scvino
Reviewed 1 week ago

Assateague Island National Seashore was our families favorite part of our vacation to Ocean City, MD. The beach was so beautiful and much less crowded. We had multiple wild horses come up to us as we were parking in the lot as well as one...More

Thank Jatracy3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Assateague park is great, with picnic areas, walking trails and a great beach. Do be warned that as you drive through the park, the mosquitos are sometimes awful. They don't seem to be a problem at the beach though. The beach had ample parking and...More

Thank TravelerTP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove over from ocean city and it was worth it. The area is beautiful and the wild horses are a great site. A very nice visitor center. Looks like a great place to camp with a camper, wish I had one!

Thank Rockchef1
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can't have a great time on Assateague Island, stay on the board walk. This is a National treasure. We came down here to vacation see the horses and visit Ocean City. We paid the $20 to access the National Park, which by the...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it !!!! Highly recommended .. Very serene beach we walked about 18 miles and didn't even realize we walk so far because it was so beautiful water was very clean

Thank Sambelviso
Reviewed 1 week ago

While researching our trip to Ocean City, MD this National park popped up. When we read about the wild horses I knew it was a must for our trip to the Atlantic. We saw plenty of beautiful horses in the fields and off the roads,...More

Thank hotelguest2650
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been camping at Assateague Island National Seashore for 20 years. It is the most wonderful place in the world to camp! The sites are interesting; some have sand dunes, some have little swamps, some have wild blackberries, and all of them feature visitors...More

Thank CherylandSheldon
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20 August 2017|
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Response from NYnick1 | Reviewed this property |
You do have to enter the park to see the horses, but they are everywhere (not just the beach). You could pay for 1 day parking as well. You will be able to get good pictures. I went twice in one week and wasn't disappointed... More
5 August 2017|
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Response from Ed C | Reviewed this property |
They are brought over to Chincoteague the last week in July for a few days, then taken back to Assateague
Marilyn P
28 July 2017|
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Response from Torontotimes | Reviewed this property |
Free to enter the visitors centre . There is a fee per vehicle to enter the island. Its worth the visit. Enjoy the flora and fauna on the island. Sighting the ponies may be difficult this time