Assateague Beach, Assateague Island

4.7
#3 of 11 in Beaches in Virginia
Assateague Beach features wide, undeveloped sandy shores, salt marshes and wildlife. The barrier island where this beach is located is renowned for throngs of wild ponies that roam freely. Several local companies provide horseback riding and pony tours. In addition to admiring the horses, you can take part in swimming and hiking, or you can join crab hunters and shell collectors on the seashore. You're able to try surf fishing, kayaking, and off-roading at designated places. The area provides amenities like lifeguards, a visitor center, and restrooms. Be aware that horses on the island are wild; you're discouraged from trying to pet or feed them. To plan Assateague Island vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • This is a great beach - a lot of sea shells, the kids were thrilled with collecting them. We went to North Beach and to South Beach, on the way we ran into the wild horses, that also thrilled the kids...  more »
  • parking is REALLY bad many people have to park along side of the road 100's of yards away & walk along the busy road about 4 port- a- jons for about I,000 people!!!! would be a good place if you buy t...  more »
  • Previously heard only rave reviews and now commit myself. Wonderful place. Especially the sunrise over the ocean and the sunset over the Bay around surprisingly everything cleanly. Even wild horses is quite sociable (if not aim) Is fishing in the nearby restaurants delicious crab dishes. A few nights in a tent under the starry sky to the sound of ocean surf give quality relaxation time dlgoe.
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