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Assateague Island National Seashore

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Address: 7206 National Seashore la, Assateague Island, MD 21811
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One of America's last fully functioning barrier island ecosystems.

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One day was not quite enough

This is a wonderful national seashore. There is not a lot of easy access, though there are a few very nice driving tours and great walking tours at the south end. The light house... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Flint
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful national seashore. There is not a lot of easy access, though there are a few very nice driving tours and great walking tours at the south end. The light house is not accessible and work on the road has closed the paths to and from the parking lot. Take the handicapped access road. There are no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy coming back here. I like seeing wildlife when I visit and enjoy the beach. This is perfect for families with children or a solo visit. The beach is very clean and less crowded than the Ocean City Beach.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was $20 to enter the park but was valid for a week. The first day we spent in OC was rainy so we drove around the park and saw a few horses. We came back on a nicer day to enjoy the beach. There is also a few hiking trails through the park.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is hands down one of the favorite spots I've ever visited! Not only is the nature wonderful but what really makes it unique is of course all the wild horses walking around and moving freely on this seashore. Such a unique experience to watch them walk on the beach and stroll amongst the trees. If we go back we'll... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Assateague was a wonderful place to visit! My husband and I wanted to do something active and outdoors for spring break, didn't want to spend much, and wanted a new experience. We chose assateague based on recommendations from friends and coworkers. Loved it! Was easy to get around on bike, still a little chilly in April but nice for biking.... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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Thank Larosern
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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