Assateague Lighthouse, Assateague Island

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  • We stopped to look at the old lighthouse. It has 175 steps to the outside landing at the top of the lighthouse. Well maintained, excellent views at the top. You could see the ponies, but they were ext...  more »
  • We absolutely loved Assateague Refuge. The trails, beaches, bathrooms, wash off stations everything was clean and well worth the $20 Pass that's good for a week to get into the park and to the beach. ...  more »
  • So cool to walk up the 175 steps (there are places to stop and rest) and see the two islands from the top! Staff was informative. Wear bug spray, cuz the short walk to it is very buggy. But the views ...  more »
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  • Let's get this out of the way first - there are LOTS and LOTS of steps in this spiral stairwell! Your legs will be tired and you will need to rest a few times before reaching the top! If you have asthma or get winded easily, this is probably not going to be pleasant for you to be honest. With that said, this is a really cool experience to be had on this island. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the islands history and facts regarding the wild ponies. The best part, is admission is FREE as of this review date. It's completely donation based. So for any amount (or none), you can climb to the top and see the island in all it's glory! HIGHLY recommended. But beware, the walking trails are in the woods, so SPRAY UP or pay the price of the island's massive mosquito population! You've been warned!
  • The view from the top is amazing. Climbed with 2 children ages 8 and 9. There is about 175 stairs to climb. Since you do have to hike in the woods to get there, definitely use bug spray. The trails there are easy to follow and it is not a difficult hike to get there. If it is a hot day, bring water. There is also a handicap accessible lot so that people with disabilities can drive up next to it and not have to hike through the woods.
  • This was an awesome place to visit, even though it closes at 3 pm you can still get up close and get some wonderful photos. And the drive to get there by way of the Chesapeake Bat Bridge was scenic as well even though some of the drive was not so desirable. If you're taking the kids be sure they have something to keep them occupied for the trip.
  • Really fun! I went at a time when it was open inside the light house and it was a great experience, I'd do it again. I have 2 children, 8 & 4 and they were able to climb to the top no problem.
  • Beatiful location with a nice, short loop trail to get there. Also a handicapped accessible lot right nearby if needed.

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