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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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An Average Visitor Center At Best.

We were not interested in the beach, so this review is primarily of the visitor center and its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed C
Arlington, Virginia
Great Excursion from Ocean City

This is a great 1/2 or 1 day excursion from Ocean City. It's just a 25-30 minute drive. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laurel, Maryland
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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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7206 National Seashore Ln, Assateague Island, MD 21811-2551
+1 410-641-1441
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not interested in the beach, so this review is primarily of the visitor center and its environs. While there were a number of hands-on exhibits for children, All in all it was a bit disappointing after visiting the nearby Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge...More

1  Thank Ed C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great 1/2 or 1 day excursion from Ocean City. It's just a 25-30 minute drive. There is the National Seashore/National Park ($20 entry fee per vehicle), which comprises a couple miles that you can drive and several beaches, and the smaller State...More

1  Thank gvr001
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to see the wild ponies because as a kid i read the book. Last month I went to Chincoteague where I was disappointed by the wild pony views...or rather the lack of wild pony views...and overwhelmed by the mosquitos that dampened any fun...More

1  Thank Remi L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome beach. No restaurants, so bring your own food and drinks. Get there early and have your pick of the beach and parking. There are bathrooms and outside showers. It's in a National Park, so there is an entrance fee. If you're in town for...More

1  Thank R0BS411
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking around watching the wild ponies/horses. The volunteers and staff were very helpful and informative.

Thank Marthagill
Reviewed 1 week ago

we found this place by accident. As we had limited time in the Ocean City area The information booth guide said that it was a must see. And we were glad that we did . The had white sand and want on fro miles the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend a Monday with family. We enjoyed a lovely walk on the well-attended but not-too-busy beach and the incredible company of wild horses and dolphins.

Thank MrsGarmon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family including two grandchildren. Seeing the wild horses, who are allowed to walk carefree within the park including the parking lots, was a real treat! Stop at the Visitor's center and see the film about the history of the horses. It...More

Thank mad86131
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started at the Visitors Center, and we walked through the educational exhibits and watched the short movie about the island and it's inhabitants. We learned a lot, and it gave us a great prospective from which to view the park. Our initial goal was...More

1  Thank M F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to drive three hours to get here, but it was well worth it! Whereas this is a great place if you're looking for a beach, it's also really nice if you're just looking to get out, enjoy nature and watch wild animals. Although known...More

Thank qcats
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Trawhe | Reviewed this property |
Hello, you pay at the gate when you enter. If you take the first entrance over the bridge, it's the national side. The second entrance is the state side. National side is $20 per car, but you get 7 days of admission with... More
3 July 2017|
Response from Sailorsgirl | Reviewed this property |
You would just have to do a Google search to find that information. The Pony Swim is in July, so I expect that's why everything is booked out. You have to book way ahead for this area in summer. It's empty in the fall and... More