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Assateague Island National Seashore
Based on 323 traveler reviews
Peaceful and Beautiful
Feb 21, 2015 by: Jay K from Ocean City, Maryland
Nothing to dislike except the drivers who speed . It is such a beautiful place and I go when its cold. If you want to get away from everyday life, I recommend to the highest degree to come here.
Winter Photo Ops are endless!
Feb 03, 2015 by: PixiePixels1 from Winchester, Virginia
More ponies than Chincoteague, by far, at least when we were there. Beautiful new visitor center with clean, AC and Heated facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff. I can't wait to go back again.
My idea of Heaven
Jan 28, 2015 by: Ann H. A from
After I die, I want to go to Assateague Seashore! Most recent trip was September 2013 -- a great time to beat the crowds. My daughter and I followed one of the wetland trails, enjoying the dense shade. Then embarked on a longer than anticipated beach walk that revealed the abandoned macadam roads of Assateague's little-known commercial history, which came to an abrupt end in a vicious Nor'easter in 1962. Hot and thirsty, we made a quick stop at the commissary, where we bought water and a blanket, before finding a cozy dune facing the Atlantic. The rest of the afternoon was dedicated to people- and pony-watching and pleasant conversation. If you're looking for thrill-a-minute entertainment, Assateague is not the place for you. But if you're interested in sun, surf, nature-watching and peace, you may find it heavenly, too.
Wonderful family camping!
Jan 12, 2015 by: Oma1949 from Hyattsville, Maryland
Every August my husband and I take our grandson, now age 7, tent camping to this wonderful, natural seashore. We spend all day at the beach (my husband being a body surfer from San Diego) where Henry makes friends with other kids, builds sand castles, and looks for shells. We ride our bikes, participate in some onsite activities, and occasionally drive to Ocean City for a meal or other activity. Can't imagine not going there and seeing the wild horses and sleeping to the sound of the rolling waves!
Great Off-season activity
Jan 02, 2015 by: Allegany from Cumberland, Maryland
During the "off season" the odds of seeing ponies up close are much improved. Our visit on New Years Day resulted in viewing 14 different ponies. The visitor center-----which is before you reach the fee area---is well worth a stop and the rangers are very helpful.
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