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Assateague Island National Seashore

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Address: 7206 National Seashore la, Berlin, MD 21811
Phone Number: +1 410-641-1441
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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.

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Beautiful Day - Lots of Wildlife

It's impossible to visit this area without visiting Assateague. An avid photographer, I wasn't disappointed with the numerous wild pony sightings & the deer. The beach offered... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's impossible to visit this area without visiting Assateague. An avid photographer, I wasn't disappointed with the numerous wild pony sightings & the deer. The beach offered tranquil sea views with numerous visitors enjoying the opportunity to bring their dogs along for the fun.

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Crofton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a perfect November day for hiking trails and a walk on the beach-sunny and upper 50's. I found some nice sea shells and saw a few wild horses. The port-a-potty is not the typical small square. These are made from heavy duty plastic (trex?), it's spacious and has a hand sanitizer inside.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Into nature? This is a must see. Whether your main destination or a side trip from Ocean City, go to Assateague. We visit two or three times a year and are always surprised and pleased. We never tire of the natural beauty, wild horses, peacefulness and friendly/helpful/interesting visitor center. Note: we observed a bald eagle not too far from here... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We try to come here when we're on the Eastern Shore Great beaches Well kept Great views and lots of nature

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New York City, New York
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This barrier island is simply gorgeous. We went in the off season, early November but the weather was great. It was so peaceful and quiet. We asked the park ranger if anyone had see the wild ponies and he said no. then we drove down as far as a regular car could go and parked to walk out on the... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Chincoteague Island VA, we were pleased to find out that pets are allowed on the beach area of Assateague Island National Seashore. Many of the the state parks in the area do not allow pets, so this was a big plus for us. There is a fee for entering, but we used our National Park pass to enter... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came up from Chincoteague and saw a lot of ponies there. Here in MD, there are tons of signs warning you to watch out for the horses, giving you the impression that they're everywhere, but that wasn't our experience. We hiked the 3 short trails (only so-so) and didn't see any signs of horses (other than large piles of... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stopped here in mid-October 2016. We entered from the Maryland side (not the Virginia side). We were on our way from Virginia Beach (VA) to Ocean City (MD) - driving across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. We spent several happy hours here - and feel that we could have spent several days - especially with the camp grounds in the... More 

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Newport, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We camped over at the state park but purchased a pass to be able to visit the National Seashore, as well. We enjoyed the trails...they were very easy to traverse and led us to some great sights along the way. We spent a day on the beach as well and enjoyed seeing the ponies grazing on the dunes. Beautiful park... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Assateague Island State State Park and Assateague Island National Seashore are all in the same area. The cost to enter the Park is $5.00 on the honor system I assume since it was October and there was no one manning the booth. Shortly after beginning our drive to the seashore, we came upon the wild horses along the road. Drive... More 

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