Travel reviews by
Assateague Island National Seashore
Based on 249 traveler reviews
NEVER TIRE of Assateague!
Jul 23, 2014 by: Regina K from
We saw wild ponies, a school of dolphin swimming close enough to view and pelicans! The kids LOVED their day! Wonderful time at the Visitor's center where the kids got to touch a hermit crab and other sea creatures. Wonderful film, nice exhibits. Even though I'm disabled we were able to walk the bridge and view the water from high above. **Assateague ponies are there all year round. Virgina moves theirs the end of July. I've only been to the National Park, so this review is of it. LOVE it! Rangers guided the horses away when they took over the bath house. I was there with my 10 yr old, 13 yr old and 16 yr old all day. The water was warm before Arthur (the storm) and ICY cold after, but we loved the warm, soft sand and still played at water's edge. We preferred the middle beach. North Beach was crowded and South was worse, but at the center we had the beach mostly to ourselves. No problems with bugs, some flies at the bathouse, but none on the beach. Horses are spectacular! Bring your own lunch and drinks and PLEASE don't litter! We took home 3 pounds of other people's garbage off the North beach. FREE to me because I am disabled. I had no problems getting from my car to the beach. It was close by. Bathrooms are roomy. $15 for a carload of family for the day and no parking fees...cheaper than Ocean City! I saw people fishing, but didn't see anyone make a catch.
Will be back! Very nice!
Jul 21, 2014 by: Crystal W from Denver, North Carolina
The beach is very nice and I absolutely love seeing the wild horses as you drive in. I would live to see them on the beach or in the water some time. You do have to pay for parking.
Jul 21, 2014 by: GWStudent07 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
I love it here. I went to the back-country camping site 4 miles away from the ranger station on the ocean side and was able to see so many horses that way. It is a lovely place. Not too remote though, since the fishermen can drive around the beach, but it's close to DC!
Beautiful, so glad this is a park!
Jul 20, 2014 by: Dulce_NMTurtle from Dulce, NM
Beautiful seashore, miles and miles of sand. Wonderful visitor center, friendly people, great experience!
My little ponies.......
Jul 19, 2014 by: stevesgirl from Williamsville, New York
Oh, a dream come true! I've been wanting to go here for years to see the ponies. They were beautiful and free! :) We took the advice of a previous reviewer and road bikes through the park. We rented bikes inside the park at Maryland Coastal Bays Program. The bikes were $6.00 an hour and it took us about two hours to ride to the end of the bike trail and then back to the bike shop. At the end of the bike trail, we hiked the sand dunes trail. On our way back to the bike shop, we hiked part of the forest trail and all of the marsh trail. We took our time and the ride was very easy and safe. The only time you have to ride in the road is when you are on Bayside Drive and that road isn't very long and the cars were driving quite slow through the park. We brought a bike lock and chain from home to lock the bikes up. There were bike racks at each trail head.
Read more reviews on the TripAdvisor page for this attraction.