Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague Island

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Witness wild ponies running free on 16,720 hectares (41,320 acres) at Assateague Island National Seashore, a portion of Assateague Island run by the National Park Service. Stop in at the visitors center before crossing over into the park. Walk the shores of its famous white sand beaches, take a short hike, swim anywhere on the island, or even go fishing (Maryland fishing license required). While the island hosts a variety of birds, it is most well-known for its free-roaming, wild ponies. These Assateague Island wild ponies wander along the beaches near Chincoteague, Virginia, and Ocean City, Maryland. In addition to participating in recreational activities available on the Island, take a tour to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Arrange your visit to Assateague Island National Seashore and discover more family-friendly attractions in Assateague Island using our Assateague Island tourist route planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Assateague park is great, with picnic areas, walking trails and a great beach. Do be warned that as you drive through the park, the mosquitos are sometimes awful. They don't seem to be a problem at th...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Drove over from ocean city and it was worth it. The area is beautiful and the wild horses are a great site. A very nice visitor center. Looks like a great place to camp with a camper, wish I had one!  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    If you can't have a great time on Assateague Island, stay on the board walk. This is a National treasure. We came down here to vacation see the horses and visit Ocean City. We paid the $20 to access t...  more »

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